Philippe Dufresne

Operational Readiness Consultant

Philippe is an Operational Readiness Consultant with extensive experience with plant operations and maintenance, commissioning, startup, risk assessment and process control for projects in the petrochemical and chemical industries.
English, French

"Begin with the end in mind”. This philosophy helps me at work and in life. Focus on the big picture, define the steps needed to be taken, and you will succeed.

Philippe is a professional engineer with more than 15 years of experience in engineering, plant start-up, process control and risk management in the petrochemical industry. He has strong analytical capabilities with experience in operational and functional safety analysis, analysis and simulation of petrochemical and chemical industrial processes, and technical and economic performance studies.

Philippe led the start-up of Enerkem Technology’s first ethanol plant in Edmonton, including commissioning, operator training, equipment start-up and the first production campaign. Philippe is an excellent team leader with good communication and strong interpersonal skills.

Country experience:

  • Canada