Statzer & Associates Staff consists of senior professionals with an average experience of over 30 years. The vast majority of us have hands-on operating and business experience in our previous careers with operating companies. This experience has prepared us to understand the economic realities of meeting financial goals and challenges that our clients face daily, and enables us to provide experienced-based opinions. Our clients view us as trusted advisors and integral to their strategic decision-making process.

Our consultants have lived and worked extensively around the globe. They have had careers with, and consulted for, many industries including chemicals, downstream and upstream petroleum, metals and mining, paper and packaging, heavy manufacturing, etc. We have successfully managed projects involving the smallest single facility, multi-regional facilities, and multi-billion dollar corporations located throughout the world.

John H. Statzer, President

John has over 30 years of diversified experience in industrial operations and management. He has held leadership positions in a variety of manufacturing operations, including petrochemical processing, petroleum refining, natural gas gathering and distribution, inorganic chemicals, ductile iron and brass castings, shipbuilding and automotive and heavy metal fabrication, coatings and assembly operations.  His areas of expertise include performance improvement, organizational effectiveness and change management, process safety, occupational health, ergonomics, and staffing and human resource management.

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James W. (Jim) Brent

Jim has over 33 years of operational experience in the polymer, chemical and petrochemical business.  His background includes process and product development, plant design, project management and production operations.  During his career in the chemical industry, Jim led strategy development and implementation efforts for a global petrochemical business and worked on a number of M&A projects.  During his consulting career he has led a number of due diligence projects in the oil & gas, pharmaceutical and manufacturing industries.  Jim has also participated on a number of teams with Statzer & Associates involved in the development and implementation of operations management systems for companies from small local concerns to large multi-nationals.

Brenda Donaloio, P.E.

Brenda has over 30 years of experience in practicing or managing environmental, safety and health compliance for the oil and gas, chemical, refining, packaging, marketing, sulphur mining and automotive parts manufacturing industries. Brenda has experience in cost effectively improving environmental and safety performance by implementing management systems, auditing systems, benchmarking and performance measurement for a variety of industries.

Michael D. (Mike) Henke

Mike has over 30 years of experience in manufacturing operations, environmental management and consulting in the chemical and energy industries.  In particular, Mike has focused on identifying, assessing and managing business issues in support of business strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, compliance assurance, and risk management efforts.  Since 1977, Mike has conducted assessments and audits of countless processing, manufacturing, treatment, storage and disposal facilities on multiple continents.

John Huessner

John has more than 25 years of experience in manufacturing and environmental, health and safety (EHS).  He has had leadership responsibility for domestic as well as international operations in a variety of industries including petrochemical and specialty chemical processing, oil and gas exploration and production, natural gas gathering and distribution, automotive parts manufacturing, pulp and paper and consumer packaging, shipbuilding and electrical utilities. John's experience includes a wide range of areas from operational management to toxicology. Specifically, his expertise includes strategic planning, business integration, management system design and implementation, auditing and assessments, performance management, organizational effectiveness, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, occupational health and safety, industrial hygiene, process safety and environmental toxicology.

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Tom Roche

Tom Roche has over 35 years of management consulting experience, including integrated management systems, industrial project management, transactions due diligence, environmental impact assessment, and industrial real estate development and re-development. Tom was previously a co-founder and Vice President of another management consulting company, Pilko & Associates.

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Marilyn J. Carter

Marilyn has over 30 years of experience in industrial operations and leadership development.  She has worked in several global international businesses as well as small manufacturing sites. Most recently, she designed a capability development program for an International Safety and Operations audit team. 

Marilyn has earned a PhD in Organization Development from Benedictine University, MBA from Shenandoah University and BS from Kent State University. Marilyn is the former President of Organization Development Network/Chicago and is a Baldrige Examiner for the National Quality Award.

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Wayne B. Austin

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With 38 years of experience as a leader in the oil and gas industry, Wayne has a broad knowledge of management systems, process safety management, and industrial hygiene program development and management.  Wayne has managed and worked in corporate, upstream (both onshore and offshore), and downstream aspects of the oil and petrochemical industry and has had nine years previous experience as an expatriate in the Middle East (Oman and Saudi Arabia).  He also has extensive experience as a lead auditor of independent management system audits and assessments, process safety management system audits, regulatory compliance reviews, and focused audits of company and joint venture operations and facilities in the USA and Canada.