Our Team

Timothy E. Dowdle, PE

Tim Dowdle, President of OPEX, LLC

Tim Dowdle is President of OPEX, LLC. He has over 35 years of experience in the chemical and petrochemical industries. Before founding OPEX, he served as Senior Vice President for a global chemical company. In this position he was responsible for manufacturing, supply chain, R&D and capital projects at twelve locations across four continents.

His professional experience runs the gamut of Operational Excellence, from Safety, Quality, and Reliability to Six-Sigma, Lean and cost reduction. He successfully applies these skills to benefit his clients in the areas of operations, maintenance, engineering, capital projects and supply chain.

Tim has a proven record of achieving measurable improvement and generating significant financial value for his clients.

Key proficiencies include:

  • Safety excellence assessment and implementation
  • Process safety management (PSM)
  • Maintenance and reliability excellence
  • Organizational restructuring & leadership
  • Productivity & efficiency improvement
  • Manufacturing cost analysis and reduction
  • International sourcing and supply chain management
  • Operational excellence policy and procedure development
  • Implementing capital improvement projects

Tim has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) from the University of Illinois, Champaign, IL. He works and lives in Florida and Maryland with his wife, Janine, and their German Shepherd, Sam.



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