Meet the Team: Nick Francis, P.E.

As part of the Meet the Team series, we are sitting down with AcuTech team members to learn more about their background, specialties, and how they are helping industry.


Today, we are talking to Nick Francis, P.E., Sr. Fire Protection Engineer, who is based out of Oklahoma, USA

After completing my degree in Fire Protection & Safety Engineering at Oklahoma State University, I joined Occidental Petroleum (Oxy) in Houston as a Risk Engineer focusing on process safety and fire protection engineering. While working at Oxy, I obtained a masters degree in fire protection engineering from Cal Poly. I joined the AcuTech team in January 2022.

Fire protection is my passion. As a fire protection engineer I advise clients on fire hazards and risk assessments, fire code analysis, fire protection systems design, thermal radiation modeling, etc.

I believe most incidents are preventable.  Process safety systematically seeks out opportunities for improvement.  I enjoy being on the proactive side of safety.

I would encourage industry to adopt the mindset that most incidents are preventable. 

I enjoy working around such knowledgeable coworkers.  Everyone at AcuTech is a subject matter expert.