MIChemE, Professional Process Safety Engineer, SHExcellence
Rod Prior is a Chartered Chemical Engineer with 34 years experience in the chemical, explosives and mining industries. Responsibilities have included manufacturing, technical, and business aspects. Industries where responsibilities have been held include fertilisers, inorganic chemicals, organic chemicals, ammonia, nitric acid, ammonium nitrate, calcium ammonium nitrate, synthetic fibres, pharmaceuticals, explosives, peroxide chemicals, transport, and refractory bricks.
As Production Director of AECI Explosives, he carried the full safety, health and environmental responsibility and was instrumental in initiating the improvement programme which has resulted in the company achieving world class safety performance
Rod now consults to the process and mining industries primarily in the process safety fields and specialises in the safe use of hazardous materials. He works in Southern Africa, Middle East and Far East.