Bryon E. Cheatham, P.E., is principal and process engineer of CHARIS ENGINEERING, LLC. Before the formation of CHARIS ENGINEERING, Bryon worked from process engineer up to Vice President of Engineering at BCCK Engineering, Inc., over 16 years. He has upstream experience working with facilities and property economic evaluations at Shenandoah Petroleum Corporation. Prior to that, he worked for Alon USA as planning engineer, where he was responsible for calculating refinery wide operating optimums, feedstocks and product profiles. He worked in a technical services role as Process Engineer for Fina Oil and Chemical in Big Spring and Pride Refining in Abilene, Texas, and as Environmental Engineer at Pride. He is a licensed professional engineer in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Wyoming and Colorado with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.