Title: Process Engineer
Location: Bentley, Australia
Silvio Nicoli, Process Engineer, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in consulting.
Mr. Nicoli became involved in his profession after working in an operational position at Reynold’s Metals Company. He worked his way up from a graduate process engineer to a process manager for a refinery extension company. He found success in the commercial department, where he was involved in energy supply contracts and material supply contracts. Most of his career was in operations management, technical development, and design for major projects. Mr. Nicoli utilizes this background to consult for a number of clients in process engineering. Furthermore, he has served as the director of SMCo Pty Ltd in 2017.
Having always had an interest in engineering, Mr. Nicoli earned a BChemE from the Western Australian Institute of Technology in 1985. He later expanded his academic foundation by obtaining a postgraduate diploma in business from Curtin University in 1992. In his career, he has leveraged his skills and expertise as the Owner’s Team Process Manager for Billiton Aluminum Australia Pty Ltd., as a manager of technical standards for BHP Billiton Worsley Alumina Pty Ltd, and as a manager of technical stewardship for the Australian region of South32 Pty Ltd. Mr. Nicoli’s career highlight was the successful implementation of the Wesley Expansion, which included a contract of about $15 million back in 1998. It was the biggest deal the company had done at the time. The expansion went up in record time and without a single production loss or injury.
Other achievements in Mr. Nicoli’s resume include the invention of increase pressure filtration performance, the design of high rate decanter circuit integration with existing CCD plant to double capacity, the development of improved Bayer liquor non-organic impurity removal systems and his involvement in the concept definition for recovery of water from gaseous emissions. He has served with the Industry Advisor Panel for Western Australian University and attributes his success to a wide range of experienced mentors at the very start of his career. Mr. Nicoli’s motto is, “be open-minded; there is always more than one way to accomplish things.”
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