Chair Positions Named For Asia Turbomachinery & Pump Symposium

The Turbomachinery Laboratory, host of the Asia Turbomachinery & Pump Symposium (ATPS), has named the chair and vice chair for its second biennial event.

Dag O. Calafell, II, was named chair of ATPS 2018. Calafell has 40 years of experience in management, engineering, and operations in the oil and gas industry with end-users, namely Exxon, ExxonMobil, and Koch Industries, and with machinery manufacturers.

Calafell is a member of the Turbomachinery Advisory Committee, an organization of industry experts who oversee the TPS. Before retiring earlier this year, Calafell was chief machinery engineer at ExxonMobil Upstream. He has published multiple papers on machinery and flow phenomena and holds several patents. Calafell earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Clarkson University and continued his studies at Columbia University. He sat on Texas A&M University’s Multi-Phase Pump User’s Group Advisory Board and on American Petroleum Institute (API) committees for machinery standards.

Manoj Gupta, a member of the Asia Turbomachinery Advisory Committee, will serve as vice chair for the second biennial ATPS. Gupta, director of digital solutions at Dresser-Rand, holds a bachelor’s degree in naval and ocean engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University, and a master’s degree in finance from the University of Houston. He has published multiple papers in the field of turbomachinery, has a patent, and is recognized as a centrifugal compressor expert with expertise in high-pressure compression application.

ATPS 2018, set for March 13-15 at the Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Center, marks the second biennial ATPS, an international assembly for turbomachinery and pump end-users and manufacturers. For more information, please visit: