Tau Beta Pi Presents The Refining Business Environment

Tau Beta Pi has invited guest speaker Steven Kleinman to deliver a presentation on “The Refining Business Environment” on Wednesday, November 30 from 12:40–1:50 p.m. in the John T. Rettaliata Engineering Center Auditorium.

Learn how to:

  • Identify the economic fundamentals, the factors that affect the profitability of oil refineries, and the the factors that govern the supply of refined products.
  • Establish the link between GDP and demand for refined products.
  • Appreciate the complexity of predicting oil price

Lunch will be provided. Sign up here.

Before recently retiring from UOP, a Honeywell Company, Kleinman was the senior manager of the Customer Training Services group, responsible for developing, selling and delivering training solutions to UOP’s global customer base in Des Plaines, Illinois and worldwide.. Prior to that assignment, he was a project manager for multiple refinery product and crude scheduling applications in the U.S., Australia, Europe, and Asia- first at Amoco Oil, BP, and then UOP. While at Amoco, Kleinman also worked on project in Fluid Catalytic Cracking and Artificial Intelligence. Kleinman is a proud member of Tau Beta Pi, Florida Alpha Chapter. His talk will provide an understanding of the factors effecting the profitability of the refining industry – from crude selection through gasoline production.