Walter B. Howard is a process safety consultant specializing in use of chemical engineering technology in process hazard analysis, process accident prevention, and process accident investigation. He has a Ph.D. degree from The University of Texas. After a number of years on the staff of U.T. he joined Monsanto Co. in 1952. For 16 years he was corporate manager, process safety, for Monsanto until retirement in 1981. He is a Fellow member of ICheml and AIChE, was a member of AIChE Council 1969–1971, and was chairman of the AIChE National Program Committee. He is a chartered engineer in England and a licensed professional engineer in Texas.