Short Courses

Oil Mill Operators Short Course

85th Oil Mill Operators Short Course

April 2-4, 2017

College Station, TX


Organized by:

Process Enineering R&D Center (Formerly Food Protein R&D Center) at Texas A&M University System
Extraction and Protein Technologies Program
and the
International Oil Mill Superintendents Association


Register by Fax or Mail | Register Online



This day and a half course will cover a wide variety of topics associated with oilseed processing plant operations. The goal is to present the tools and information needed to improve operations by increasing efficiency and optimizing human and plant assets.
Course Objectives
  • To receive the latest information on improving plant operations

  • Obtain latest safety and regulatory updates

  • Learn about emerging technologies and trends in the industry


Program Schedule
Sunday, April 2, 2017
Registration 3:00 - 5:00 PM - Hotel Lounge
Mixer 5:00 - 6:30 PM - Hotel Lounge
Monday, April 3, 2017 - Texas A&M UNiversity, Rudder Tower, Rm. 501
8:00 AM Introduction to Course - Rich Clough-Process Engineering R&D Center, College Station, TX (979) 862.2262
8:15 AM "Utilizing the smart manufacturing platform to benefit the oilseed processing industry" - Dean Schneider-Texas Center for Applied Technology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (979) 458.0251
9:15 AM "Maximizing oil recovery" - Chas Teeter, Crown Iron Works, Minneapolis, MN (651) 639.8900
10:00 AM Break
10:15 AM "Flaking mill operation and maintenance" - Mark Heimann-Roskamp Champion, Waterloo, IA (319) 464.8235
11:00 AM "Introduction of process safety concepts and their application in the oil mill industry" - Sam Mannan-Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center, Texas A&M, College Station, TX (979) 862.3985
11:45 AM Lunch
12:30 PM

Tours and Reception - Bus Provided

  • Process Engineering R&D Center
  • Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center
  • TEEX Fire School, Confined Space Training
  • Kyle Field
  • 6:00pm return to hotel


Tuesday, April 4, 2017
8:00 AM "Greenhouse gas legislation" - Mike Meister-Trinity Consultants, Corpus Christi, TX (361) 863.1668
8:45 AM "RFID (Radio Frequency ID) implementation in the oilseed industry" - Tim Ciucci, CompuWeigh, Woodbury, CT (203)262.9400
9:45 AM Break
10:00 AM "Taking advantage of new process technologies" - Adolfo Subieta, DeSmet Ballestra, Marietta, GA (770) 693.0061
11:00 AM "Equipment maintenance and rebuilds" - Enrique Diaz, R&D Equipment Company, Dallas, TX (817) 563.2571
11:55 AM Summer Convention Update - IOMSA President Les Howell-PYCO Industries, Lubbock, TX (806) 632.0745
12:00 PM Adjourn
Dean Snyder Texas Center for Applied Technology, Texas A&M, College Station TX
Rich Clough Food Protein R&D Center, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Enrique Diaz R&D Equipment Company, Dallas TX
Mark Heimann Roskamp Champion, Waterloo IA
Sam Mannan Mary Kay O'Connor, Texas A&M, College Station TX
Mike Meister Trinity Consultants, Corpus Christi TX
Jack Bussell Bussco, Leawood, KS
Brian Scott Control Concepts, Houston TX
Les Howell PYCO Industries, Lubbock TX




Registration fee for the workshop is $150. Click here for online registration
or mail applications to:  

Process Engineering R&D Center

Texas A&M University System

Texas Engineering Experiment Station

2476 TAMU

College Station, TX 77843-2476


Mailed applications should be accompanied by a check made out to TEES (Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station). You may also register and pay online at Because of the heavy demand for the limited short course spaces, registration fees are not refundable.  However, participating organizations will be allowed to send substitute personnel.


Sessions will be of an informal nature, and it is recommended all participants wear casual clothes. The course is entirely for the benefit of the registrants.  Questions and comments will be welcome at the end of each speaker’s presentation. The right to substitute speakers and change the schedule as necessary to expedite the course is reserved. Faxes for registrants may be addressed in care of “Oil Mill Operators Short Course” to (979) 845.2744.  Emergency calls may be made to the participants at (979.845.2741) during class hours.



The conference will be held at Texas A&M University, Rudder Tower, Room 501



A block of rooms has been reserved at the Best Western Premiere Inn for short course participants. Room rates are $94+tax and RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY March 13, 2017. Please mention the Oil Mill Operators Course or Process Engineering to receive the block rate.

Best Western Premiere

1929 Austins Colony Parkway

College Station, TX 77802





Contact Rich Clough ( or 979.862.2262)
or Cyndi Casanova, Short Course Coordinator
( or 979-845-2741)
for additional course information or if you need assistance with registration.