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Kate Hovey

Senior Technical Service Engineer
Johnson-Matthey Process Technologies

Kate is a Senior Technical Service Engineer for Johnson-Matthey Process Technologies supporting Asia Pacific, the Middle East and India and is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Kate previously worked for UOP in the FCC Technical Services group and covered the EMEA region. Responsibilities included technical support to customers of UOP licensed FCC’s within the region, as well as internally supporting UOP Engineering for new unit design and revamp projects.

Prior to UOP Kate worked at Murco refinery in the UK as the lead process engineer for a Kellogg Orthoflow FCC. Her responsibilities included daily unit monitoring, troubleshooting, economic optimization & forecast simulations, as well as FCC Catalyst Selection and Additive trials.

Over the years Kate has gained much experience in FCC through her work covering the wide range of FCC unit designs and operating strategies in the industry. Kate’s experience includes turnaround inspection, new unit commissioning and both new and existing unit startups.

Kate has a 1st Class Honours MEng Degree in Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry from Aston University, U.K.

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