Chief Engineer / Process Control
Don Bartusiak is Chief Engineer, Process Control for ExxonMobil Research and Engineering. He has 31 years of experience in process control and advanced computing with ExxonMobil, and 7 years of experience in process development research with Bethlehem Steel. During his career with ExxonMobil, he has been a process control application engineer working on artificial intelligence, linear and nonlinear model predictive control, and real-time optimization at facilities in the U.S. and U.K in both central engineering offices and manufacturing. From the mid-1990s, he held supervisory or senior technical positions with responsibility for instrumentation, process analyzers, control systems, and control applications at facilities in Texas and Virginia. From 2000 to 2002, he was Lecturer and Adjunct Professor of Chemical Engineering at Rice University.
Don received a B.S. (ChemE) from the University of Pennsylvania and M.S. and Ph.D (ChemE) degrees from Lehigh University. He is a former National Director of the Computing and Systems Technology (CAST) Division of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Process Control Programming Chairman for the Ethylene Producers Committee, and a member of Technical Committee 6.1 for Chemical Process Control in the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC). Currently, he is a Managing Director in the Standards and Practices Board of the International Society of Automation (ISA) and Co-chair of the Open Process Automation Forum of The Open Group. In 2011, he received the Computing Practice Award from the CAST Division of AIChE. He was inducted into Control Engineering’s Automation Hall of Fame in 2015 and in 2016 was named to Smart Industry’s Top 50 Innovators. In 2018, he received the Excellence in Leadership Award from the International Society for Automation. He has published 10 journal articles and is co-inventor on 5 patents.