S. A. Parvin, "Parv", was my grandfather. A man who stood for honesty, loyalty, friendship, integrity, and perseverance. He always strived to earn and keep a good reputation by treating others fairly and with respect. He always made you feel like the most important person in the room. It is those same values that we aim to uphold within Parv Consulting.
Melissa Parvin completed her Master’s Degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology from Louisiana State University. She instructed at LSU in the Kinesiology Department and worked at Pennington Biomedical Research Center as an exercise physiologist prior to becoming a stay-at-home mom. She is committed to bookkeeping for Parv Process Consulting and Engineering, LLC.
He was an accomplished golfer and has been recognized in the Book of Golf for his many holes-in-one. He was a World War II B-17G pilot and flew several bombing missions over Germany before being shot down and captured as a POW. After 13 months as a POW, he was freed by General Patton. He was awarded a purple heart. More details on his war experiences are available by request.
In God We Trust--quite simply, on the outside looking in, we chose likely the worst time in the last 30 years to start a engineering/consulting firm. The decision was not made lightly, and it took a struggle of walking in faith vs. having the security of a paycheck. In the midst of the worst downturn in over 30 years (2nd quarter 2016) we followed His leading and decided to voluntarily quit my job and start this endeavor. Melissa said it best..."God's got this". She was right. We're thankful and continue to say "In God We Trust", because we do.
To be a safe place for people to learn, apply their knowledge in a safe & practical way, and deliver value, excellence, and expertise to the engineering community.
Braedy Tanner recently graduated from Colorado School of Mines with a MS in Engineering and Technology Management. He holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the same institution and worked with Eric on fractionation train design for his senior design project. Braedy spent two years during his undergraduate studies as a researcher with the Center for Hydrate Research, focusing on the rheology of low-pressure clathrate hydrate systems. During this time, he developed an innovative visual rheometer cell, allowing for visualization of hydrate development in rheological systems. Braedy begins his career with Parv Process Consulting and Engineering, and he looks forward to the many challenging and rewarding opportunities ahead of him.
Eric Parvin, PE, Owner/President, began his career in 1997, primarily as a contracting engineer in his hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. After a client-request to relocate to Denver in 2009, he became a Senior Process Consultant and later Process Engineering Department Manager.
Eric’s leadership at Parv Process Consulting & Engineering (PPCE) brings expertise in refining, midstream, upstream, salt domes as well as feasibility studies, detailed design and independent technical reviews. He offers creative ideas for improving plant performance using sound engineering principles through energy optimization, capital cost reduction, and reduced operating costs. (View SOQ here)
Eric has also served as an adjunct professor at Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO, instructing on fractionation train design, Eric has a passion for equipping the next generation of chemical engineers (Syllabus available upon request). PPCE is proud to offer training services, from informal lunch-and-learns to interactive seminars in topics like refining, distillation and unit operation designs. (View list of teaching topics under "Services" then "Training")