April 3rd, 2012

ExxonMobil’s Michael Dolan Launches Events in Houston with Keynote [On Location]

By Douglas Clark | Comments (1)
On Location . . AIChE president David A. Rosenthal opened this year's events in Houston with a warm welcome to conference-goers and then turned the podium over to this year's keynote speaker, Michael Dolan, senior vice president of ExxonMobil. The joint session launched events here in Houston with a packed auditorium and record crowd. [caption id="attachment_44240" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="A portion of the record crowd that attended  the joint opening session in Houston"]Opening session audience[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_44241" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="AIChE president David A. Rosenthal greets the record audience in Houston"]David Rosenthal[/caption] Dolan shared thoughts and insights on the intersection of process safety and corporate responsibility, emphasizing that the petroleum and petrochemical businesses clearly present risks but that they needn't be dangerous businesses. He drove home the point that "good safety is good business." [caption id="attachment_44242" align="aligncenter" width="478" caption="Michael Dolan, senior vice president of ExxonMobil, opened the events in Houston with a keynote."]Michael Dolan of ExxonMobil[/caption] We'll be sitting down with Mr. Dolan for an interview that you'll soon see on ChEnected, so stay tuned.

What's your take on the relationship between corporate responsibility and process safety?

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One Response to “ExxonMobil’s Michael Dolan Launches Events in Houston with Keynote [On Location]”

  1. Robert S says:

    I think these are usually connected by philosophy – a company that does one well likely does the other one well. They both require a long-term view and acknowledgement that the hard work required will likely be unrecognized. It is only noticed when these are lacking.

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