After completing his BS in Petroleum Engineering at the University of Missouri-Rolla, Terry Palisch worked as a senior petroleum engineer for 10 years with ARCO in Alaska and for four years with ARCO in Algeria, North Africa. During a portion of his tenure in Alaska, Terry supervised the fracture stimulation program at ARCO's Kuparuk River Field. In 2004 Terry joined CARBO Ceramics, and in his current position as Global Engineering Director, he leads a team of technologists dedicated to developing and championing new products and services as well as advising clients on completion/fracture optimization. He has authored over 40 technical papers, is past chairman of the SPE Dallas Section and is currently the SPE ATCE Technical Program Chairman. He has been awarded the SPE MidCon Region Completions Optimization & Technology Award and the Regional Service Award. In 2013 Terry was named as one of the Top 15 Best Engineers by the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners and in 2015 named the SPE Dallas Section Engineer of the Year. He currently holds one US patent.