OIT Times: New OIT Employees
September 24, 2001
Bob Brewer is OIT Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary. He assists Denise Swink, Deputy Assistant Secretary, in managing OIT Industry of the Future programs. Bob has been a manage technical organizations in the areas of energy and facilities management in the Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, and DOE.
Isaac Chan is OIT new Steel Team Leader. Prior to joining OIT, he was director of the Industrial Technology Center and manager of business development for the Gas Technology Institute in Chicago, IL. He served as manager in GRI R&D programs, and a Senior Energy Engineer at Inland Steel Corp.
Dennis Lin, a Program Analyst, coordinates financial management in OIT. He worked in DOE Ohio Field Office where he was responsible for budget and project management in the decommissioning of a facility used for nuclear research. He also been a nuclear engineer at DOE facilities in Idaho and New York.
Grace Ordaz is a Program Manager on OIT Agriculture and Forest Products teams. Grace has performed process design in the petroleum industry and worked in the environmental field with the State of Maryland, Department of Energyfc of Environmental Management, and EPA.
Dickson Enuma Ozokwelu is Process Leader for OIT Chemical Team where he helps manage the team R&D project portfolio. He also joins OIT Petroleum Team. He been a professor of chemical engineering at various universities around the world, and was a Senior Chemical Research Engineer at Eastman Chemicals and a Research Associate at BP Amoco.
Mark Paster is OIT acting Agriculture Team Leader. Prior to joining OIT, Mark held a variety of R&D leadership positions at Monsanto Co. in St. Louis, MO, in such areas as plastics, specialty polymers, agricultural chemicals, and other specialty chemicals.
Peggy Podolak is OIT new senior economist and provides economic and program analysis. No stranger to DOE, she was an economist in DOE Policy Office for over 15 years analyzing industrial energy use issues and macroeconomic effects, climate change policies, and employment impacts.
David Salem is Program Manager for OIT Petroleum and Chemical teams. He has nine years experience with Exxon Mobil as a project engineer in which he managed various plant expansions, cogeneration, and energy management projects.
Mike Soboroff is a Program Manager for OIT Industrial Materials of the Future program. Previously, Dr. Soboroff had been Washington Liaison for the Defense Production Act Office, where he directed planning and project selection. He also was head of the Secondary Resources Processing Group at the U.S. Bureau of Mines.