The Process Improvement Institute (PII) instructors have trained more than 7000 technical and management staff in how to effectively implement PSM, safety management systems, and reliability programs. If you do not already know us, come to one of our many courses offered publicly to check us out first-hand.
Bill is President of the Process Improvement Institute (PII). He has over 30 years of experience, including more than 20 in senior management and senior PSM advisory roles. He is considered one of the leading authorities on process safety engineering, risk management, and human error prevention. He has a Bachelor and Masters degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Akron (USA) and he has over 14 years of hands-on chemical industry experience in process operation, process engineering, process and product development, management and safety evaluation, and operations management. He holds 10 US patents, several of which are for products and processes that are in full, profitable production today. One factor that makes Mr. Bridges such a sought after consultant and instructor is his wealth of hands-on experience in chemical processing and in implementing PSM in the chemical industry. His last position in the chemical industry was as a chemical plant manager.
Bill has helped many companies in the petroleum, petrochemical, plastic and chemical process industries develop, implement and assess PSM and risk management programs. These programs include consideration of human factors to prevent human error. Bill has written several articles on “how to” prevent human error and how to implement PSM. He serves on the planning committee of AIChE for international conferences on process safety. Bill has taught PSM related courses, including process hazard analysis/HAZOP leadership, incident investigation/RCA, and management of change (MOC) since 1987. He is an instructor for several different courses for PII, and also lectures in American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and he teaches through ASSE-MEC and GPCA in the Middle East. He has trained more than 5000 in PSM-related and risk analysis-related topics.