Ralph H. Weiland
Ralph is OGT's Chairman. He formally retired as CEO in June 2021. Ralph began working in the area of gas treating as a graduate student in 1965 and has been active in basic and applied research in this field ever since. He received B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto, then spent two years as a post-doctoral fellow in applied mathematics at the University of Western Australia. He taught Chemical Engineering for 30 years at universities in Canada, Australia, and the U.S.A. and directed graduate research in gas treating. Ralph led the development of an earlier version of a mass transfer rate-based model for amine columns and commercialized its concepts in the pre-Windows software package, GasPlant-Plus. In addition to the development of the Windows-based ProTreat process simulation package with OGT, Ralph spent ten years with Koch-Glitsch LP, Dallas, TX primarily in SUPER-FRAC, ULTRA-FRAC and Kittel tray development and in development of choke flood hydraulic models.