Keim, K.

Aberdeen Group, Seabrook, Texas

Kelly Keim retired as Chief Process Safety Engineer from ExxonMobil Research and Engineering after more than 33 yr. After 15 yr in several levels of management in operations and maintenance, Mr. Keim found his passion in process safety. In his final years, Mr. Keim had the lead role in revamping ExxonMobil’s tools and methods for assessing and managing the risk of operating hazards with the highest potential consequences, such as BLEVE, toxic releases and vapor cloud explosions. Mr. Keim was part of a team receiving the Harry M. West Service Award for contributions made to the process safety center, as well as the Trevor Kletz Merit Award for contributions to the field of process safety.

Roundtable: The reality of process safety risk

Cline, G., Keim, K., Aberdeen Group; Neill, M., Petrotechnics North America; Thomas, J., Process Improvement Institute

Unavoidably, process safety risks are often managed in different parts of an organization.