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Chris Pease

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Chris Pease
Maintenance Manager
Phillips 66 Ferndale Refinery

  • B.S. Chemical Engineering – Washington State University – 1999

Professional Experience

Chris Pease currently serves as manager of routine maintenance and turnarounds for Phillips 66 oil refinery in Ferndale, Washington. He is responsible for the availability and mechanical integrity of all site assets including fixed process equipment, rotating equipment, instrumentation, electrical, process controls, a deep water marine terminal, rail and truck loading, and general facilities. His contributions at Ferndale include improving preventive maintenance programs and implementing solutions that have improved equipment reliability.

Mr. Pease began his professional career in the chemical industry with BFGoodrich (now Emerald Performance Materials) in Kalama, Washington which produces flavors, fragrances, preservatives, plasticizers, and other intermediates derived from toluene oxidation. In his 13 years at Kalama, Mr. Pease held roles in operations supervision, process control engineering, project engineering, instrument and electrical maintenance, and ultimately as operations manager. His contributions at Kalama included migration of all process controls over to the site’s first distributed control system (DCS) and subsequent optimization resulting in improved yields and capacity.

He and wife, Faith, have two children and currently reside in Lynden, Washington.