Halina Caravello, is the Vice President of EH&S for Tyco International and is located at the Princeton headquarters. She joined Tyco in early 2011 and has been part of the transition to the new organization. Her responsibilities include leading Tyco toward its vision of “Zero Harm to People and the Environment” through appropriate strategies, policies, and processes. Included as part of her responsibilities are compliance assurance, EH&S measurements, environmental and CSR efforts, and EH&S training.
Halina joined Tyco after 24 years at Baker Hughes, Inc. (BHI) with the last six as the company’s corporate vice president of HS&E. She held various positions during her tenure at BHI including Director of HSE/Quality and Regulatory Affairs at Baker Petrolite, the chemical division of BHI. Her experience includes a role as the General Manager of the Baker Crop Protection business, a unit of Baker Petrolite servicing the agricultural market (specifically water delivery companies and organizations).
Halina received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology (specialization in Marine Biology) from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey, a Master of Science degree in ecology from the University of Houston, and holds a Ph.D. in Leadership and Organizational Change from Walden University, with a focus on the influence of leadership on safety performance. She is a member of a several professional societies and has held board positions at the Oil and Gas Producers Association, the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association, The Greening of Industry Network, and the Texas Association of Environmental Professionals.
Vicky Will VP, Power Operations Support Exelon Generation
As Vice President of Operations Support for Exelon Power, Will leads the strategic direction and vision for Exelon Generation’s fleet of fossil, hydroelectric and renewable generating assets in the areas of maintenance, work management, human performance, safety, environmental and regulatory affairs. She also oversees the company’s efforts to relicense the Conowingo hydroelectric asset located in Maryland.
Before joining Exelon, Will held several roles at Progress Energy including Director of Environmental, Health and Safety Services for the Power Operations Group in Raleigh, NC. Previous roles included serving as Director of Environmental Services and as the plant manager of the Cape Fear plant. Prior to working at Progress Energy, she held various positions of increasing responsibility in the chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing industries.
Vicky serves on the Executive Committee and Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region and is a volunteer in their Beyond School Walls program at Exelon Generation’s headquarters in Kennett Square, as executive sponsor and as a Big. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Tyler Arboretum in Media, PA. Vicky is active in the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy as a member and mentors Chapter scholarship students interested in careers in the environmental field.
Will holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree in Chemistry from Columbia University.
Ron Huijsman Founding Partner Huco Consulting
Ron Huijsman is a founding partner at Huco Consulting, a data management firm focused on end-to-end compliance solutions for its clients. Ron has planned, implemented and supported enterprise-wide environmental information management systems for a variety of companies across industries since the late 1990s. In particular, he offers expert regulatory knowledge and expertise on how companies can use systems to manage risk and achieve EHS excellence. He holds a master’s degree in industrial engineering and management science from the University of Twente in Enschede, the Netherlands.
Don Wilson Vice President SafeStart, a division of Electrolab
Don is a frequent presenter at corporate health and safety meetings, as well as at NSC, ASSE and VPPPA conferences at both the national and local level. He has presented briefings on 24/7 safety to the leadership of all branches of the U.S. armed services at the Pentagon, and has also taught classes on various subjects at safety schools and organizations across North America and in many other countries around the world.
Sandra Stash Group Vice President of Safety, Sustainability and External Affairs Tullow Oil
Sandra (Sandy) Stash has over 30 years of international executive management and board experience. Her professional career spans leadership positions in business, engineering, operations, project management and the global oversight of large functional organizations in the oil and gas sector, manufacturing, and the hard rock and coal mining industries. Through her direct oversight of several very public and controversial natural resource, public health, and environmental issues in these sectors, Sandy has built unique capabilities in risk and crisis management, regulatory, public and government affairs, communications, and corporate social responsibility. She has deep business and operations experience on six continents, including North and South America, South East Asia and Australia, Sub-Saharan Africa and Europe.
Sandy joined Tullow Oil in London, UK in October of 2013 as its Group Vice President of Safety, Sustainability and External Affairs. A petroleum engineer by training, Sandy spent her early career as one of the first women to work as a drilling and project engineer and drilling rig foreman at ARCO locations across North America
Eric Madera VP Global Real Estate/Facility Operations, EHS, Sustainability & Security Sunpower
Eric Madera is vice president of global real estate/facility operations, Environmental, Health and Safety, Sustainability and Security at SunPower Corporation. SunPower Corporation is a global solar technology and energy services provider which designs, manufactures and delivers the highest efficiency and highest reliability solar panels and systems available today. In this role, he is responsible for Environmental, Health and Safety policy and compliance from the manufacturing plants to the large construction and operation of the solar power plants; Corporate Sustainability ensuring that SunPower continues to lower its overall Green House Gas Emission footprint on the planet, and design, engineering and security of the companies many facilities.
Mr. Madera joined the SunPower organization in 2012. He has held a number of leadership positions in the semiconductor industry focusing primarily in the fields of Facility, Environmental, Health and Safety Management. Before joining SunPower, Madera held positions at ABM Facility Services, Linear Technology Corporation, Candescent Technology Corporation and Raytheon Semiconductor.
Madera earned a Master’s Degree in Organometallic Chemistry from Creighton University. He holds various certifications in Facilities and EHS Management.
Neal Saiz Sustainability Director Unilever
Mr. Saiz is the Sustainability Director for Unilever North America. He is responsible for safety, environmental and security for sites in the United States and Canada, producing great brands such as Hellmann’s, Ben & Jerry’s, Lipton and Dove. He has over 20 years of experience in the field, most of which was spent in manufacturing in the automotive industry. He has a M.S. in Safety Management and a B.S. in Industrial, Health & Safety from Oakland University in Rochester, MI. Mr. Saiz started his career in the United States Air Force as a firefighter. He has earned two nationally recognized designations in the field of occupational safety and health; the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals and the Certified Hazardous Material Manager (CHMM) from the Institute of Hazardous Material Management. He is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and Institute of Hazardous Material Management (IHMM).
Robert Pater Managing Director MoveSMART®
Robert Pater is Managing Director of Strategic Safety Associates & creator of the MoveSMART® system for preventing strains and sprains, slips/trips/falls and hand injuries - implemented worldwide in over 60 countries. Their emphasis is on simultaneously elevating Safety performance, leadership, engagement, motivation and culture.
Clients worldwide include: Airgas, Alaska Airlines, Alaska Tanker Company, American Airlines, Amtrak, Avon, BHP Billiton, BMW, BP, Centerpoint Energy, Cummins, Domtar, Dynegy, FMI, Halliburton, Hawaiian Airlines, Hess Oil, Honda, International Paper, Kinross, Michelin, MSC Industrial Supply, Nissan, ONE Gas, Pitney Bowes, Sembawang Shipyard (Singapore), Textron, Therma-Tru, Tucson Electric, United Airlines, U.S. Steel, WestRock, and many others.
Robert writes 2 columns: monthly for "Occupational Health & Safety" magazine and bi-monthly for ASSE’s "Professional Safety" magazine. His articles have also appeared in Safety+Health, Industrial Safety & Hygiene News, Safe Workplace, Occupational Hazards, World Safety Journal, Compliance, The Self-Insurer, HRMagazine, Personnel Administrator, Nation’s Business, and many others.
His leadership book, Leading From Within: Martial Arts Skills For Dynamic Business & Management, has been published in 5 languages. Industrial Safety & Hygiene News selected Robert as one of the "Power 101: Who Moves and Shakes the Safety World.”
Phil McIntyre Senior Director of Business Development Performance Solutions by Milliken
Phil McIntyre has been with Milliken for 30 years, in leadership roles encompassing both the business and manufacturing arenas. He successfully led several business units within Milliken & Company to profitable growth and financial sustainability, as well as the Performance Products Division Milliken Performance System implementation. Phil was Director of Cost Improvement where he was responsible for strategic cost reduction efforts, and he also spent time as the Pursuit of Excellence Director responsible for integrating customer needs with manufacturing and business capability.
Early in his career, Phil worked in several different manufacturing locations for Milliken & Company across the southeast. He credits this early diversity in job responsibility and scope as the beginning of his in-depth knowledge of continuous improvement, his appreciation for sustainable, empowered safety processes and systems, and the criticality of establishing the right financial metrics to drive the right behavior.
Phil holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from Clemson University and a Masters of Business Administration from Wake Forest University.
Peter Lineen Senior Director, H&S Enbridge Corporation
Peter is currently the Senior Director, H&S for Enbridge Corporation. In this capacity Peter leads the deployment of system and programs for both the Liquids Pipelines (operations) and Major Projects (execution) business units. Peter was previously CEO of an industry association focused on injury prevention in the Forestry Sector in Western Canada. Previous to that he was Director of EHS for Weyerhaeuser Corporation in Canada. Peter is a CRSP and past Chair of the Board of Registered Canadian Safety Professionals and attended British Columbia Institute of Technology where he studied occupational health and safety. He is a co-author of the text ‘HSE Mgmt Systems Auditing’ published by Lexis-Nexis. Peter is based in Calgary, Alberta with his wife and kids (who have not yet completely left home).
Mark Stoler Gensuite Executive Advisory Board Member, Former Director EHS Operations, General Electric Gensuite LLC
Mark Stoler has 30 years of experience in corporate environment, health and safety management in diversified global organizations.
From 1999 until his retirement in 2012, Mark served as the Director of EHS operations at General Electric, where he developed the company's EHS management system and oversaw implementation by its global businesses. He also initiated a nanomaterials EHS program and created a Life Cycle Assessment Center of Excellence. Mark was also on the development team for Ecomagination, GE's commercial initiative focused on energy efficient and sustainable products. The company reduced both injuries and environmental incidents by more than 70% during his tenure, and became the #1 participant in the VPP Program.
From 1982 to 1999, Mark was at WR Grace where he was the company's first environmental lawyer, eventually also overseeing remediation management and Grace's EHS Service Center. He handled significant environmental issues, including those that were the subject of the book and movie, A Civil Action. By the 1990s, Grace was named "top among U.S. specialty chemical companies for following environmental laws,” by the Investor Responsibility Research Center.
Since retiring from GE, Mark has served on Gensuite's Executive Advisory Board, a fast-growing provider of cloud- based compliance and operational excellence software, providing strategic advice to enhance service offerings for Gensuite subscribers.