Louisa A. Nara, CCPSC, CCEP
Global Technical Director, Center for Chemical Process Safety
Louisa Nara began working as a chemical engineering in 1981 at the site level in operations and engineering. Since that time, she has continued successively in regional and global technical leadership roles at the site, corporate and consulting. Her expertise in engineering, process safety, crisis management and emergency response were gained from hands on experience preventing, investigating and responding to significant industry incidents. Louisa joined the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) in 2010 as the Technical Director. Prior to this, Louisa held the position of Director, Risk Management and Compliance for Bayer MaterialSciences in North America.
Louisa became the Global Technical Director of CCPS in 2017. She is responsible for providing subject matter expertise on all matters relating to CCPS technical content and tools on a global basis, including guideline books, intellectual property, copyright and branding issues. Louisa also serves as a primary instructor for CCPS training courses including Process Safety Boot Camp and oversees the technical content of CCPS Courses and the evaluation and approval of CCPS instructors worldwide. She represents CCPS and AIChE globally with member companies, government and trade associations as part of CCPS’ Responsible Collaboration.
Louisa has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from West Virginia University (WVU), a Master of Science Degree from Villanova University in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering. She is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional and a CCPS Certified Process Safety Professional and an elected member of the WVU Chemical Engineering Academy.
To learn more about Louisa please visit https://www.linkedin.com/in/louisanara/
Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS)
The Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) was founded in 1985 shortly after the 1984 Bhopal incident to develop technology and management practices that mitigate or eliminate chemical process accidents. Since that time, CCPS has published more than 100 books and held over 30 international conferences, each representing the most advanced thinking in process safety. CCPS is supported by the contributions and voluntary participation of more than 200 companies. Members receive benefits including learning from the best in the industry, discounts on books and courses, special workshops, and an extended network of contacts. CCPS is also the world’s largest provider of undergraduate engineering curriculum materials through its SACHE program, with more than 260 universities around the world participating.