Dick van der Helm, PE

President - HTS Rocky Mountains


HTS Rocky Mountains is proud to represent companies that are continually bringing new heat transfer technology to our industry. We have the knowledge and experience to bring the latest advances and apply them to your application. Whether it’s compact heat transfer, tubular heat transfer, heat exchanger field service or boiler rentals, we will assist you in finding the right solution for the application.


Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

Master of Science (MS) 1995

Chemical Engineering


Oklahoma State University

Bachelor of Science (BS) 1992

Chemical Engineering

Professional Chemical Engineer, Colorado (PE) 


Lead/Consulting Process Engineer

AECOM:  2008 – 2016  Denver, CO

Responsible for leading and developing process design on detailed design of gas processing, bio-fuels and refining projects. 


Senior Applications/Process Engineer 

John Zink Company: 1997 – 2008 Tulsa, OK / Luxembourg

Provided technical/commercial quotations and process designs for a wide range of thermal oxidation systems including chlorinated, spent caustic, fume, sulfur plant, and staged-combustion NOx reduction systems.  Taught Chlorinated Systems portion of John Zink Institute’s Thermal Oxidizer School for 4 years.

Process Engineer

Koch Refining Company: 1995 – 1997 Corpus Christi, TX

Provided daily process engineering operations support  

• Continuous Catalytic Reformer (CCR) & Naphtha Hydrotreater (NHT)

• Mobil Selective Toluene Disproportionation (MSDTP)

• Xylene Isomerization

Azar Hojabr, PE, P.Eng

Azar Hojabr joined HTS Rocky Mountains in 2018 and brings extensive experience and knowledge to the team.


Ryerson University, Toronto, ON

Masters of Applied Science (MASc) 2006

Mechanical Engineering

University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) 2004 

Mechanical Engineering, 

Professional Mechanical Engineer, California (PE)

Professional Mechanical Engineer,  Canada (P.Eng) 



Mechanical Engineer

Technip Stone & Webster:  2012 – 2016 Claremont, CA

Shaw Energy & Chemicals: 2006 – 2012 Ontario, Canada 

Thermal and Mechanical design of shell & tube heat exchangers, thermosyphon reboilers and air coolers using HTRI and Aspen EDR


  • Westlake, Ethane Conversion & Expansion, Calvert City, KY.
  • Dow Chemical, LHC9, Ethane Cracking Facility, Freeport, TX
  • SABIC-PK 200 kTA ABS (Acrylonitride Butadiene Styrene) Plant, Arabian Petrochemical Company Petrokemya, Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia
  • MSAT II Sulfolane Revamp Project, Marathon Petroleum Company, Catlettsburg, Kentucky, USA
  • Dagu 200 kTA ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) Plant, Tianjin Dagu Chemical Industry Co. Ltd, Tianjin, People's Republic of China