Three chemical engineers were honored by the Academy of Chemical Engineers at Missouri University of Science and Technology. The induction ceremony was held on Thursday, April 19, on the S&T campus.
The academy honors chemical engineers for contributions to their profession, leadership and involvement with Missouri S&T. The academy serves as an advisory group to the Missouri S&T chemical engineering department.
New members are listed below:
- Richard A. Bausell of Chesterfield, Mo., retired as director of URS Corp.’s pipeline and power business line in 2011 and earned a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from Missouri S&T in 1970. His 40-year career includes operational, management and consulting experience in the oil and gas exploration, gas processing, pipeline and power industries. Bausell led a global management and technical team that were responsible for client leadership, service deliverability, contract management, quality assurance and overall client relations for URS’ worldwide operations. During his career, he developed lasting relationships and associations with the pipeline industry’s major corporations.
- Eugene A. Lang Sr. of Highlands Ranch, Colo., retired senior vice president and chief operating officer of Union Pacific Resources, earned a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from Missouri S&T in 1953 and completed the management of development program at Harvard Business School in 1973. His first position following graduation was in research and development of rocket fuels for Columbia Southern, a contractor for Redstone Arsenal. He held subsequent positions with National Lead Co., Susquehanna Western and the startup company Terra Chemicals. Lang and three others formed Union Pacific Resources, a mining operation for Union Pacific Corp. He was involved in national trade associations including the Atomic Industrial Forum, Alliance for Clean Air, American Mining Congress and the American Energy Association. He was also involved in two U.S. senate support groups, the Executive Reserve of the Department of the Interior and the Federal Emergency Management Agency Oversight Committee of the Department of Defense.
- David R. Scharf of Tulsa, Okla., president of natural gas gathering and processing with ONEOK Partners L.P., earned a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from Missouri S&T in 1978. He began his career with GPM Gas Corp. and other Phillips Petroleum Co. subsidiaries where he progressed from a project engineer to director of Austin System Gas Purchases. In 1995, he joined Kinder Morgan Inc. as director of business development. Ten years later, he became vice president of operations and business development for Bear Paw Energy/Northern Border Partners/ONEOK. Lang began his current position in 2009. He has negotiated and closed transactions totaling more than $350 million, negotiated the sale or exchange of more than $40 million of non-strategic assets, successfully defended contract litigation claims totaling more than $60 million, and has personally negotiated dozens of profitable gas supply contracts. He holds a U.S. patent in refining technology.