Deborah Grubbe

Owner & President, Operations and Safety Solutions

Chair, Institute for Sustainability

Deborah Grubbe is Owner and President of Operations and Safety Solutions, a consultancy focused on the improvement of hard and soft assets. From 2005 to 2008, Deborah was employed by BP in London where she held the role of VP of Group Safety. Before BP, she worked for DuPont for 27 years where she held corporate director positions in safety, operations and engineering. Deborah is currently the Chair of the Institute for Sustainability, a technical community of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. She is also a member of the NASA Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel, and is a Past Chair of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Visiting Committee. Deborah is a registered professional engineer in Delaware, is a Chartered Engineer in the UK, and is a Fellow of both the AIChE and the IChemE. In 2002, she was named Engineer of the Year in the State of Delaware, and in 2010, received an Honorary Doctorate in Engineering from Purdue University.