Matthew Purdy, Senior Project Engineer


Areas of Expertise

  • Equipment Design
  • Process Engineering – Cement and Minerals
  • Cement plant installation, inspection and troubleshooting
  • Contractor/Vendor Insurance Requirements



B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Lehigh University,  2006.

Professional Experience

2017 – Pres. Senior Project Engineer – Bridge Gap Engineering LLC

2012 – 2017 Insurance Producer – Purdy Insurance Agency, Inc.

Property and Casualty Commercial Insurance Sales – New business development and client retention

2011 – 2012 Process Engineer – FL Smidth, Inc.

  • Design of industrial processing plants in the cement and minerals industry
  • Create process design diagrams, mass flow diagrams and expected operating diagrams based on customer supplied specifications
  • Create performance guarantees based on design calculations, Create operating instructions
  • Developed Process Design Rules for ferronickel calcining kilns, petroleum coke calcining kilns and vertical flash dryers.

2008 – 2011 Field Engineer – FL Smidth, Inc.

  • Erection of equipment for cement manufacturing plants
  • Installation, operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of 12000mtpd cement plant
  • Selected to stay one year after plant start-up as technical specialist for the clinker cooler and assist the plant in day-to-day operations. Assisted the plant with warranty obligations in all plant areas. One year contract was extended seven months.

2006 – 2008 Design Engineer Clinker Cooler Systems – FL Smidth, Inc.

Executed equipment contracts and prepared equipment proposals for clinker coolers

2005 Intern – Pennoni Associates Inc. Consulting Engineers

Engineering Technician/Field Inspector – Concrete and Soil testing

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