LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS AND NATURAL GAS SYSTEM SAFETY AND RELIABILITY IS OUR SPECIALTY
Name: Steven Vitale
Telephone Contact: (917) 751 8084.
Title: President of Vitale Technical Services Inc.
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Summary of Experience:
Dr. Vitale has more than 47 years of experience as a natural gas and Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) operations executive, consultant, supervisor, teacher, and trainer. He has been the lead instructor in GTI’s open-enrollment LNG plant operator training courses and the lead Subject Matter Expert in LNG training projects for various clients. His expertise includes the application of engineering principles to plant operations with a focus on safety, reliability, efficiency, code compliance and personnel preparedness. Human resource development at site specific facilities is a core competency. Experience includes: gas system reinforcement, reliability and redundancy projects, LNG plant design review, LNG plant commissioning, LNG training on import/export/production/vaporization/auxiliary systems/code compliance/problem solving/culture development.
Gas Technology Institute, Des Plaines IL, Senior Consultant, 2004 to present
Dr. Vitale is the lead instructor in GTI’s open-enrollment courses on LNG Terminal Operations, including a course recently held at ISE in Madrid, and is the lead Subject Matter Expert (SME) and content developer for many GTI plant-specific courses, including a four-week classroom training course for technicians in a new LNG import terminal in Mexico; a two-week course for new operators of a terminal in Chile; a two-week course for new hires at a U.S. terminal; and the development of a 15-module compliance training program for a U.S. terminal.
VitaleTechnical Services, Milford PA, President and Chief Investigator, 2004 to present (often operating under umbrella of Quality Integrated Services Inc.)
Dr. Vitale is the founder and manager of a consulting firm that specializes in providing technical services to the energy industries, with an emphasis on optimizing gas industry operations through problem solving and the introduction of new technologies. (See List of Significant Projects).
KeySpan Energy Corp., Brooklyn NY, 1972 - 2004
Vice President and Chief Gas Engineer
Dr. Vitale was responsible for all KeySpan gas engineering and production activities across four states. This included the operation and maintenance of 14 LNG facilities with a combined storage capacity of over 9 BCF and 14 propane-air facilities. Dr. Vitale managed the planning and engineering of a 21,000-mile distribution system.
Dr. Vitale led RD&D and Engineering programs directing activities of 160 research, engineering, and crafts professionals. He led all activities involving design, research, development, engineering, codes and standards, and new business venture engineering. Dr. Vitale served as domestic and international technical liaison.
Research & Development Manager
Dr. Vitale led R&D professionals in developing new technologies for the gas industry. He was the liaison for international, national, and regional R&D organizations to develop joint programs and technological advances. He served on numerous R&D committees.
Assistant Manager, Gas Operations Department
Dr. Vitale was responsible for operating and maintaining the gas delivery system (including LNG and SNG plants), and overseeing gas supply, dispatching, and storage activities.
Dr. Vitale held various positions at Brooklyn Union Gas before it became KeySpan.
Polytechnic University, Brooklyn NY, Adjunct Professor, 1978 - 1983, 1992, 1998-1999
Dr. Vitale taught undergraduate courses in Fluid Mechanics, Fluid Dynamics, Fluid Systems, Heat Transfer, Energy Systems, and Thermodynamics. He developed an LNG Plant design project where each student performed a thermodynamic plant analysis followed by a Saturday plant tour. The tour involved visiting a Liquefied Natural Gas Plant and a Synthetic Natural Gas Plant.
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