Mr Robert Downes

Plant Engineer,
Sherwin-Williams Company

Robert Downes



  • Chemicals, Specialty

Job Function

  • Plant Operations


Driven senior level operations leader and process engineer with 18 years of demonstrated experience in manufacturing industries, delivering quality process safety programs and process analysis in hazardous chemical manufacturing environments, to elevate plant standards and product quality and eliminate costly risk. A high-level performer, able to develop and implement critical training to enhance production standards, offers strong communication and interpersonal acumen to establish and strengthen teams, promote positive partnerships, clearly communicate expectations and align collaborative efforts across multiple departments, divisions and locations to produce results.Have directed analysis and revisions to improve process, save time, money and increase client strength.

A few career highlights include:
♦Saving company $250K by reducing cleaning solution use
♦Participated in PHA (Process Hazards Analysis) and proficient with PHA Leader, Delta V software. Self-directed team player with Six Sigma Green Belt certification

Areas of expertise include:
♦Operations Leadership
♦Process Safety Management
♦Performance Management
♦Process Hazard Analysis
♦Plant Management
♦Safety Training Leadership
♦Program Management
♦Change Catalyst
♦Operational Safety Standards
♦Six Sigma Lean Application
♦Conceptual Design, Testing
♦Chemical Manufacturing

Strong leadership development training, skills and certification to help teams attain peak performance and exceed expectations. Have successfully directed 5 corporate audits, focused on Health, Safety, Environment and Process Safety Management, managed plant start-ups and equipment operations, and conducted numerous investigations.

Always interested in networking, sharing what we do and interesting opportunities. Reach me via LinkedIn messaging or direct email at


Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Chemical Engineering
To 1999



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