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Eugene Ngai

Eugene Ngai is President of Chemically Speaking LLC a compressed gas safety and emergency response training and consulting corporation. Chemically Speaking LLC currently has numerous multi year agreements to advise manufacturers, suppliers and users of specialty compressed gases, primarily in the Semiconductor, LCD or Photovoltaic industries.

Eugene has over 40 years of Specialty Gas experience in production, laboratory, R&D, engineering and safety positions. He was Vice President of Corporate Development and Technology for Solkatronic Chemicals Inc. prior to the Air Products acquisition in 1999. He retired in 2009 as Director of ER and Disposal Technology in the Product Safety Group. In these positions he spent considerable time traveling the US, Asia and Europe helping to develop and support the specialty gas business.

He continues to be active in a number of worldwide industry association working groups, CGA G-13 (Silane), NFPA 55 (Industrial and Medical Gases), NFPA 400 (Hazardous Materials), NFPA 318 (Semiconductor Fabrication), SEMI EHS, SESHA and UN TC58 SC2 WG7 (Gas Toxicity, Flammability, Oxidizer).  He was test director for 7 days of silane release testing in 2011 and 2012 to gather data for revision of G-13.

He has made over 200 presentations worldwide on Emergency Response, Product Safety, Gas Technology and Environment over the last 25 years. He has campaigned extensively on silane safety. He coordinated 12 one day silane safety seminars, in Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, US and Europe starting in 2006. He continues to conduct compressed gas safety and emergency response classes throughout the world. He has taught numerous courses (1-3 day) on compressed gas safety and emergency response and has trained over 10,000 customers, government agencies and employees and over 3000 First Responders. He has taught at a number of Fire Academies worldwide, including New York, Camden County and Singapore.

Eugene has a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and a Master in Environmental Engineering

He was honored with the CGA Lifetime Safety award in 1999, Fire Dept of New York Commissioners award in 2007 and made a SESHA Fellow in 2009. He received the American Chemical Society  Howard Fawcett Award for Contributions to Chemical Safety award in 2011. He has 5 US patents for Gas Safety Devices.