2012 Inductees of the academy of chemical engineers

Richard Bausell

Vice President - Pipeline & Power Business Line (Retired)
URS Corporation
BS ChE 1970, University of Missouri - Rolla
Richard has 40 years experience of operational, management, and consulting experience in the oil and gas exploration and production, gas processing, pipeline and power industries.  He has held manager, director and officer level positions in support of these industries during his time.  Prior to his retirement in 2011, Richard directed URS Corporation’s Pipeline and Power Business Line assisting numerous pipeline and power clients on a domestic and international basis. He led a global management and technical team that were responsible for client leadership, service deliverability, contract management, quality assurance and overall client relations for URS’ worldwide operations.  During his career, he has interfaced with virtually all of the pipeline industry’s major corporations and developed many lasting relationships and associations during this time.

David Scharf

ONEOK Partners
BS ChE 1978, University of Missouri - Rolla
David began his career in 1978 with GPM Gas Corporation and other Phillips Petroleum Company subsidiaries where he progressed from a project engineer to Director of Austin System Gas Purchases.  In 1995, David went to work for Kinder Morgan Inc. and related subsidiaries where he was Director of Business Development. In 2005, he was Vice President of Operations and Business Development for Bear Paw Energy/Northern Border Partners/ONEOK.  In 2009, he became President of ONEOK Partners.  Throughout his career his responsibilities have spanned: management of business development, operations and engineering organizations, identification and evaluation of acquisition and divestiture opportunities, contract negotiation, team leadership, new business development, economic and risk analysis, strategic planning, and research and development. David’s accomplishments are: negotiated and closed transactions totaling over $350 million, negotiated sale or exchange of over $40 million of non-strategic assets, successfully defended contract litigation claims totaling over $60 million, personally negotiated dozens of profitable gas supply contracts with a very diverse group of producers, ranging from family-owned businesses to Exxon.  David was award a US Patent in refining technology.