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Ronald F. Smith, PE, PLS
  • Construction
  • Design 
  • Feasibility 
  • Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Planning 
  • Project Management
  • Operations
  • Organization
  • Systems
PO Box 42792 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19101

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Education Special Qualifications
University of Pennsylvania 
Philadelphia, PA 
1967 through 1972 
B.S.E. in Chemical Engineering 

Newark College of Engineering 
Newark, NJ 
1972 through 1973 
Environmental Engineering 
Graduate Courses

  • Registered Professional Engineer
  • Registered Land Surveyor
  • Certification in Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response
  • Certification in HAZOPS and Hazards Evaluation Procedures
Ronald F. Smith, P.E.
Consulting Engineer
1997 through Present
Philadelphia, PA

In Responsible Charge of Design Projects which involved preparation of Working Drawings and Specifications, as well as Construction Management Services for Commercial and Industrial Buildings. Prepared Building and Zoning Applications and obtained State Approvals for Construction Projects. Prepared Cost Estimates and Quantity Take-offs for Contractors. Utilized CAD Drafting Systems to prepare Engineering and Architectural Plans. Conducted Phase I and Phase II Site Assessments for Commercial and Industrial facilities. Web Page design, maintenance and consulting services for several small businesses. Installation and design of LAN systems. Software installation and training. IT and Operations Consultant for Ben Franklin Technology Center. 

Appropriate Technology, Inc.
1993 through present
Baton Rouge, LA

Management and supervision of consulting activities in the areas of Design, Feasibility Studies,Cost Engineering, Marketing, Organization and Operations, Environmental Services, and Energy Management. Responsible for management and operation of Manufacturing Division including product development, manufacturing and marketing activities. Firm specializes in Economic Development and Appropriate Technology Tranfer to Developing Countries. 

Applied Earth Sciences, Inc.
Assistant Vice President - Engineering
1992 through 1993
St. Rose, LA

Supervised Design, Engineering and Construction activities in Louisiana, Alabama, and Florida related to the remediation of underground storage tank (UST) sites. Reviewed and approved Remedial Action Plans. Supervised Operation and Maintenance Contracts. Developed Construction and Operation guidelines for UST Remediation Systems. Prepared, Reviewed, and Approved Federal and State Permit Applications.

Walk Haydel and Associates, Inc.
1989 through 1992
New Orleans, LA

Managed a wide range of environmental projects in the areas of Air, Wastewater, Storm Water, Hazardous Wastes, and OSHA & Safety. ENVIRONMENTAL PROCESS ENGINEER - Conducted environmental engineering projects including Environmental Assessments, Regulatory Reviews, SARA Title III, Hazardous Waste Permit Consultation, Land Fill Design, Hazardous Waste Incinerator Design, Wastewater Treatment Plant Design, PSD Preparation, NPDES Permit Preparation, and Environmental Health Consultation. CHEMICAL ENGINEER- Provided process design and cost engineering services, as well as unit operation designs for Chemical Plants, Petrochemical facilities, Refineries, and Pulp and Paper Mills. Hydraulic design and analysis for Refinery and Petrochemical Plant Expansions.

Drexel University
1986 through 1989
Philadelphia, PA

Taught Unit Operations in Chemical Engineering Department (Fluidization, Agitation, Blending and Mixing, Crystalization, Centrifugation/Gravity Separation, Filtration, Fluid Motive Devices, Metering of Fluids, Drying).

Private Practice
Consulting Engineer
1983 through 1989
Philadelphia, PA

Practice included Chemical, Construction, and Environmental Engineering( Design, Cost Engineering, Economic Analysis, Feasibility Studies, Management Systems, Operations, Organization, Permits, Planning, and Proposal Preparation)

The Economic Coalition
Executive Director
1983 through 1987
Philadelphia, PA

Directed activities of organization focusing on the creation of jobs through the development and support of community-based businesses. Developed business plans, implemented pilot programs, and established businesses in the following areas: food-related businesses, entertainment, education, child care, recycling, energy-related businesses, construction, and mini-manufacturing.

A. T. Kearney, Inc.
Manager- Engineering Group
1977 through 1979
Chicago, IL

Responsible for the management of the Industrial Environmental Engineering, Energy Management, and OSHA/Safety Practices on an international basis. Provided cost engineering support to other practice groups on an as needed basis. SENIOR ASSOCIATE - Prepared Environmental Impact Statements and Environmental and Economic Assessments for regulatory agencies( Acrylonitrile in Consumer Products, TRIS Phosphate, Benzene). Also responsible for Feasibility Studies ( Merchant Mill in Ghana, Microwave Dosimetry) and Economic Studies( Economic Impact of Various Regulatory Scenarios for the EPA).

Contemporary Technical Consultants, Inc.
1976 through 1983
Philadelphia, PA

Directed activities of diversified Engineering and Management Consulting Firm providing services in the areas of Engineering Design (Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical, and Structural), Economic Analysis, Management Systems, Marketing, Operations, and Organization.

Betz Environmental Engineers, Inc.
Assistant Project Engineer
1974 through 1977
Plymouth Meeting, PA
Conducted Characterization, Feasibility, Economic, and Environmental Planning Studies; Designed Industrial Waste Treatment Systems; Prepared Operation and Maintenance Manuals; Prepared Permit Applications; Prepared Pollution Abatement Plans.

Scott Paper Company
Project Engineer
1973 through 1974
Chester, PA

Designed and supervised construction of Fiber Recovery, and White Water Reuse systems. Prepared material and energy balance for eighteen(18) paper machines and associated systems. Prepared permit for 20 mgd discharge.

E. I. Dupont de Nemours and Company
Process Engineer
1972 through 1973
Newark, NJ

Responsible for Quality Control, Production Planning, OSHA/Safety, and Environmental Projects for Miscellaneous Pigments Department.
Ronald F. Smith, PE
Summary Of Expertise Credentials  Industrial Projects Government Projects Selected Projects Selected Environmental Projects