Eugene Y. Ngai
Eugene Ngai is President of Chemically Speaking LLC a compressed gas safety and emergency response training and consulting corporation. Chemically Speaking LLC currently has 5 multi year agreements to advise manufacturers, suppliers and users of specialty compressed gases, primarily in the Semiconductor, LCD or Photovoltaic industries. Eugene has over 35 years of Specialty Gas experience in production, laboratory, R&D, engineering and safety positions. He was Vice President of Corporate Development and Technology for Solkatronic Chemicals Inc. prior to the Air Products acquisition in 1999. He retired in 2009 as Director of ER and Disposal Technology in the Product Safety Group. In these positions he spent considerable time traveling the US, Asia and Europe helping to develop and support the gas business. He continues to be active in a number of worldwide industry association working groups, CGA G-13 (Silane), NFPA 55 (Industrial and Medical Gases), NFPA 400 (Hazardous Materials), SEMI EHS, SESHA and UN TC58 SC2 WG7 (Gas Toxicity, Flammability, Oxidizer). He has made numerous presentations worldwide on Emergency Response, Product Safety, Gas Technology and Environment over the last 20 years. His most recent effort was on silane safety. He coordinated 1 day silane safety seminars, in Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, US and Europe starting in 2006. He continues to conduct compressed gas safety and emergency response classes throughout the world. He has taught numerous courses (1-3 day) on compressed gas safety and emergency response and has trained over 8000 customers, government agencies and employees including over 2000 Firefighters. He has taught at a number of Fire Academies worldwide, including New York, Camden County and Singapore. Eugene has a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and a Master in Environmental Engineering He was honored with the CGA Lifetime Safety award in 1999, Fire Dept of New York Commissioners award in 2007 and made a SESHA Fellow in 2009. He has 5 US patents for Gas Safety Devices.