Ara Barsamian is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Refinery Automation Institute, LLC. A fuels blending automation consulting firm, Refinery Automation Institute specializes in the profitable growth, development, and implementation of blending operations and technology.
Previously, he served as a group head of Exxon Research and Engineering Company where he designed, implemented, started up, and commissioned over 20 blending and oil movement systems across the United States, Europe, South America, the Middle East, and Asia.
In 1985, he formed 3X Corporation, which was later acquired by ABB, building on his 40+ years of experience in over 60 blending automation and optimization projects. Ara is a member of ASTM, AIChE, ISA, and IBIA. He graduated from the City University of New York with a B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering.