Mr. Jim Withrow has extensive experience in all areas of solid processing, including handling, drying, crystallization and solid-liquid separation, having worked in this area with Union Carbide for more than 25 years. He provided design, testing and consulting services to all divisions of the company, specializing in solid-liquid separation and solid-handling systems. He served as supervisor of the Solid Processing Technology Laboratories to provide testing services in support of the solid-liquid separation and solid-handling areas. He also performed and supervised performance of laboratory and/or pilot-scale tests to obtain scale-up data to size filters and centrifuges for production facilities.
You might be surprised to learn that David Statler’s interest in chemical engineering and solving problems was solidified during a sophomore English class at St. Marys High School in St. Marys, W.Va. An assignment to develop a resume and apply for a mock job opportunity as a research and development (R&D) chemical engineer with a local company, landed David a “mock job.” But this experience was enough for David to know that he wanted to develop processes and solve problems someday.