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Deborah L. Grubbe, P.E., CEng

President & Owner, Operations and Safety Solutions, LLC


Deborah Grubbe is a well-known consultant with over 30 years of experience in disciplined operations of manufacturing, safety, and engineering across industries including the oil and gas. She has served as Vice–President of Group Safety for BP Global in London, and her term in BP was considered to be the safest years ever for the company. She has also served as Vice-President for Safety Change Management in BP in the US, handling 5 refineries which had the highest need for safety improvement. Moreover, she is well-experienced in the characteristics of safe operations during her 27 years at DuPont. She has held corporate director position in safety, operations, and engineering. Aside from her industry experience, she is also a lecturer for Process Safety Management at Purdue University since 2008.

Her organizational affiliations spans across governmental, industrial and technical, and education bodies:

- US National Safety Council, Board of Trustee (Present)

- International Safety Council, Board of Directors (Previous)

- American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Board of Directors (Previous)

- Center for Chemical Process Safety (Previous)

- National Society of Professional Engineers, Vice Chair (Previous)

- State of Delaware Registration Board for Professional Engineers (Previous)

- American Society of Safety Engineer Member (Present)

Deborah Grubbe is currently the owner and principal consultant of Operations and Safety Solutions LLC, a consultancy firm which specializes in safety and operations troubleshooting and support, with her major clients including Shell and Dupont. She also serves in Purdue University College of Engineering as member of Dean’s Advisory Council, Process Safety Management Course Developer, and Lecturer. She is currently a member of the Board of Advisors and a lecturer for the University of Alabama-Birmingham Advanced Safety and Engineering Management Master’s Program.


Also Featured in Media Publications:

- Engineer Your Way to Success, National Society of Professional Engineers 1989

- Journeys of Women in Science and Engineering, Temple Unviversity Press 2000

- Extra-Ordinary Women Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers 2005


Ms. Grubbe’s career has achieved recognition in the previous years inclduing the following:

- Engineer of the Year, State of Delaware (2010)

- Purdue University Distinguished Engineering Alumna Award (2002)

- Outstanding Chemical Engineer, Purdue University (1994)



“Lessons from DuPont: Culture, Cost, People” (May 2004) Cap Gemini Ernst & Young for The Healthcare
Technology project

"What Causes Safety System Failure” (March 2009) PE Magazine, Publication of National Society of
Professional Engineers