Dan Strachan

All posts by Dan Strachan

Dan Strachan is the Director, Industrial Relations and Programs for AFPM. To learn more about AFPM, visit AFPM.org.

Cybersecurity 101 in the Refining and Petrochemical Industries

Though it is largely unseen, cybersecurity permeates most, if not all, aspects of fuel and petrochemical manufacturing, ensuring our industries can function efficiently and without disruption. Given how critical this technology is to our sectors, and how vital of our...

/ February 7, 2019

CyberForce and the future of cybersecurity in refinery work

There aren’t many production facilities in the country more secure than refineries. Leaders in the fuel and petrochemical industries pride themselves on workplace safety and security, which is evident based on even a cursory glance at any AFPM member’s annual...

/ December 20, 2018

EU’s Privacy Laws Could Affect US Companies

In the USA, Friday, May 25 will be the start of the Memorial Day weekend.  Traffic, BBQ’s, opening of swimming pools, remembrances, and other events will highlight the weekend. Friday, May 25 will also be the day the European Union’s...

/ May 8, 2018

AFPM Committee Keeps Abreast of the Tech Changes in the Industry

Before I stated my career at AFPM in 2003, there was a committee called the “Computer Committee”.  This committee consisted of operating companies and associate member companies.  The company representatives on this committee were the process control engineers.  Wikipedia defines...

/ August 24, 2017