Management Team

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Dustin Smith, P.E. | Principal Consultant

Mr. Smith is a Co-founder and Principal Consultant at Smith and Burgess LLC, a process safety consulting firm based in Houston, Texas.  As a consultant, Mr. Smith has extensive experience with helping refineries and petrochemical facilities maintain compliance with the PSM Standard. Dustin has over 25 years of experience in relief systems design and PSM compliance. His experience includes both domestic and international projects.  Mr. Smith is a chemical engineering graduate of Texas A&M University and a licensed professional engineer in Texas.

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John Burgess, P.E. | Principal Consultant

Mr. Burgess is a Co-founder and Principal Consultant at Smith and Burgess LLC, a process safety consulting firm based in Houston, Texas.  As a consultant, Mr. Burgess has extensive experience with helping refineries and petrochemical facilities maintain compliance with the PSM Standard. John has 25 years of experience in relief systems design and PSM compliance. His experience includes both domestic and international projects. Mr. Burgess has been an active member of the API Subcommittee on Pressure Relief Systems for over a decade.  He is a licensed professional engineer in Texas and a BS & MS degreed Chemical Engineer from both Texas Tech University and the University of Missouri.

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Jason White, P.E. | Director of Operations

Mr. White, P.E. is the Director of Operations at Smith & Burgess LLC, a process safety consulting firm based in Houston, Texas. Mr. White has extensive experience in PSM compliance, specializing in relief systems design and analysis for the refining, natural gas, and petrochemical industries. Mr. White earned his BS and MS degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Missouri and is LOPA certified.

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Parimal Desai | Director of Business Development

Mr. Desai has experience in various aspects of the oil, gas, and petrochemical industries, including: field development planning, concept selection and design, front-end engineering and design, pressure relief system analysis, extensive process simulation, mechanical integrity, PHA, HAZOP, LOPA, SIL and use of Salus, PS PPM, Pressure Protection Manager® (PPM®), Relief ++ and UltraPIPE® software’s. He has a solid understanding of relief device sizing and installation codes, including ASME, API, and Design Institute for Emergency Relief Systems (DIERS). Mr. Desai has performed projects for many of the major domestic oil and gas companies.

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Andrew Stein, PMP | Project Engineer Manager

Mr. Stein is the Project Engineering Manager at Smith & Burgess LLC, a process safety consulting firm based in Houston, Texas. Mr. Stein has extensive experience in PSM compliance, specializing in relief systems design and analysis for the refining, natural gas, and petrochemical industries. Mr. Stein earned his BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University and is a certified Project Management Professional.

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Zubin Kumana, P.E., PMP | Principal Engineer

Mr. Kumana is the firm's Principal Engineer and a degreed Chemical Engineer from the University of Florida. He has over 15 years experience in Pressure Relief Systems, Relief and Flare Systems, Risk Assessment, and PRA Concern Resolution studies. Zubin is also a Project Management Professional.

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Jeremiah McAfoose | Software Product Manager

Mr. McAfoose is a Tech Professional with 15 years experience with startups and Fortune 500 companies in software, hardware, web and mobile technologies. Experienced in due diligence and financing activities which have resulted in $2+ million in startup project funding along with strategic partnerships and various tech institutes. Mr. McAfoose has extensive experience with design, development, project management, quality assurance, and launch of various consumer\corporate software and hardware products. Experienced leading and coordinating work with teams across the United States and globally from Switzerland, UK, Germany, Taiwan, India, Jamaica and Central America.

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