L.H. (Hop) Boyd
Oak Ridge, TN
After completing his MSChE at Arkansas, Hop joined the Milliken Chemical Company as a Process Engineer in their Inman, SC facility in batch specialty chemical manufacturing. In 1987, he began work in the field of nuclear materials manufacturing at Martin Marietta Energy Systems in Oak Ridge, TN. From 1990 to 1996, Hop gained additional experience as a process controls engineer in refineries with CF Picou and in environmental system process engineering and design with Focus Environmental in Knoxville, TN. In January 1996, Hop became Founding Partner and CEO of Process Engineering Associates, LLC in Oak Ridge, TN. Hop formed the company to provide process design, engineering, and safety services to any and all of the processing industries. The company’s founding concept was to specialize only in process engineering and hire only chemical engineers to which Hop attributes its long term success. Hop is a registered Professional Engineer in Tennessee and South Carolina.