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Process Technology Program

careers in industry

Gary Calkins


-After college I went to work for General Motors.  I was soon drafted into the Army where I served for 3 years.  Not wanting to return to accounting after my discharge, I hired on with Shell Oil Co, in Martinez Ca.  I started as an operator in the Distilling/ Hydroprocessing department.  I worked my way up to process controller, team leader and eventually department mentor. 

As the mentor, I was sent to Port Arthur Texas to learn the new Envision Simulator.  After returning to Martinez, I was responsible for all the training using the new Simulator.  After retiring from Shell Oil co. I was hired by LMC to teach in the PTEC department. 

I am proud to have been one of the original instructors and I feel privileged to help prepare students for a career in the Petro-Chemical industry.






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