Paul A. Croce, Sc.D.
Former Vice President and Manager of Research (retired)
Dr. Croce has addressed a variety of safety, security and protection problems in his research, including fire and explosion hazards in industrial and residential settings, quantitative risk assessments for various industrial operations and technologies (petrochemical, chemical, LNG, various computer-based systems and operations), transportation of hazardous materials, the management of technological risk, the evaluation of security and business interruption risk in the financial industry and the effects of fluid stress in biomedical applications. As Vice President and Manager of Research for FM Global, the world's largest property insurer, he planned, directed and oversaw a global scientific research effort into the various causes of property loss and the technological solutions for mitigating such loss.
Dr. Croce recently served as a Member of the US Commission on Fire Safety and Preparedness for the Department of Energy Complex, as an invited participant to the White House Conference on Critical Infrastructure Priorities and as the Chair of the International FORUM of Fire Research Directors, as well as a member of several review panels of LNG safety studies. He has been a member of and chaired several committees in professional societies and is a founder and former Chair of the ASME Safety Engineering and Risk Analysis Division. He is a Life Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, a Life Member of the International FORUM of Fire Research Directors, and a Senior Member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
In addition to FM Global, Dr. Croce has worked for Arthur D. Little, Inc., the AVCO Everett Research Laboratory and the NASA Ames Research Center, and served in Vietnam with the US Army Corps of Engineers. He has a Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Rhode Island, a Masters of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Doctor of Science degree from Washington University (Saint Louis), all in mechanical engineering.