Richard Spring VP Sales SafeStart, a division of Electrolab Limited
As a VP and Certified SafeStart Trainer at one of the world's leading safety companies, I am passionate about helping companies understand the need to address human error as the next step in improving their safety performance. Because our process is about personal safety awareness training, we are very successful at getting employees to take personal accountability for their own safety, reducing injuries both on and off the job.
Prior to joining Electrolab, I spent the majority of my working life in the life insurance sector, including my last role as CEO of Ace Life Thailand. After 25 years of helping families with retirement planning and protection from the unexpected, I thought it would be a great career to actually prevent some of the mistakes and errors that can result in disabling injuries or premature death—and thus far the success I've helped clients achieve has been quite rewarding.
With my combined safety and CEO-level business experience I am able to offer EHS leaders clear, valuable assistance in accomplishing business-aligned corporate safety goals.
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.
Mo Azose Vice President, Safety and SH&C Programs Stericycle
Mo has held a wide array of executive leadership positions at Stericycle and its predecessor companies in; Environmental Health and Safety, Operational Compliance, RCRA TSDF operations, and hazardous waste field service operations. He has extensive experience managing Environmental Health and Safety potential liabilities, developing proactive programs to address these issues in an effective and efficient manner.
In the earlier part of his career he held a number of engineering positions focusing on; RCRA facility upgrades, feasibility studies for contaminated sites under both CERCLA and RCRA regulations, and process engineering studies for improved environmental compliance. He presented a series of papers to the Southern Gas Association related to the recovery of mercury from contaminated soil. Mo began his career at the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.
He is a talented leader who knows how to develop and guide highly productive teams. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering.
Marvin Faber VP EHS, Pharma Services Group Patheon, a part of Thermo Fisher Scientific
Dr. Faber joined the Patheon pharmaceutical manufacturing organization in 2003 as a Toxicologist with the mandate of establishing their in-house Toxicology Services Department. In 2004, Dr. Faber’s responsibilities shifted to EHS as the Director of Corporate EHS and currently serves as Vice President, EHS for Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Pharma Services Group with responsibilities for 70 facilities world-wide. Prior to joining Patheon, Dr. Faber held positions of increasing responsibility at Dow Chemical in the field of pesticide research and served as Manager for GlobalTox International Consultants in the field of product registration and testing. He holds a PhD in Environmental Toxicology from the University of Guelph as well as a Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety from McMaster University and is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional.
Robert Pater Managing Director, Founder 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 “Energizing, Engaging Expertise” designed to simultaneously elevate Safety performance, leadership, motivation and culture.
Clients include: ADT, Airgas, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Amtrak, ArcelorMittal, BHP Billiton, BMW, Borgwarner, BP, Centerpoint Energy, Cummins, Domtar, Dynegy, FMI, Halliburton, Harley-Davidson, Hawaiian Airlines, Hess Oil, Honda, International Paper, Kinross, Layne Interliner, Marathon Oil, Meggitt, Michelin, MSC Industrial Supply, Nissan, ONE Gas, OrbitalATK, Pitney Bowes, Portland General Electric, Reyes Holdings, Rio Tinto, SembMarine (Singapore), Textron, Therma-Tru, 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.” He has keynoted numerous international and corporate safety conferences.
Ken Colonna Vice President Health & Safety Vail Resorts
Ken Colonna is the Vice President of Health and Safety for Vail Resorts, Inc. Ken leads the company’s strategy and direction for Health and Safety across its iconic resorts in the U.S., Canada and Australia including; Vail Mountain, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Whistler Blackcomb, Stowe, and Perisher mountain resorts.
In his role Ken leads a team of safety and health professionals that designs, implements and manages an integrated safety management system for Vail Resorts. Ken leads our culture of safety through integration of systems, processes people and programs designed to improve the organizational vibrancy of health and safety for our employees and guests.
Ken began his career with the Maryland Casualty Co. in 1982 and has since held leadership roles at several leading companies including; Disney Parks and Resorts, Terminix International, Coca-Cola Refreshments and The Quaker Oats Company.
Ken is affiliated with several professional organizations including the American Society of Safety Engineers, ASTM, ANSI and the National Safety Council and serves on various boards and committees supporting Environmental Health & Safety.
Ken received his MBA from Queens University Charlotte, North Carolina and his BS in Industrial Safety Management & Mining Safety Engineering from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Ken and his family reside in Broomfield, CO.
Joe Molloy VP, Workplace Safety Northwell Health
Joe leverages the knowledge gained as VP, Benefits and VP, Managed Care in quality, evidence-based care and in high-value directed networks to build a robust Workforce Safety program, including Employee Safety, Return to Work and Fitness for Duty strategies coupled with a continued drive for a culture of wellness. Joe coordinates his efforts with Risk, Employee Health Services, and Human Resources to provide a team of advocates for our employees injured on the job.
The 2010 Business Insurance Benefits Manager of the Year Honor Role recipient, Joe has had progressively more responsible roles in Benefits, including experience in healthcare, consulting, facility and aviation services, retail and insurance fields. With 35years of experience within the human resources sector, Mr. Molloy has served as a guest speaker at many industry conferences and workshops and holds a bachelor’s degree in management and economics from Cornell University. He is also co-Inventor of the Shared Savings Model, Patent U.S. Serial NO. 14/310,919.
Joe is married to Dana. They have two daughters, Jennifer and Rachel, and a granddaughter Sophia. They live in North Massapequa, NY, with their menagerie of rescue dogs, and, his Newfoundland Sully, working as a Therapy Dog team (TDI) at Cohen’s Childrens Hospital, the Hospice Inn, and various local nursing homes and schools.
Jillian Bernstein Expert Services Manager Enhesa
Jillian Bernstein works as an Expert Services Manager at Enhesa’s Arlington, VA office. Her team is responsible for helping Enhesa’s biggest clients manage their ongoing EHS regulatory compliance by providing Regulatory Compliance Verification audits, Regulatory Risk Gap Assessments, Applicability Screening Assistance and a suite of other services. Jillian previously worked as both an EHS Regulatory Consultant and Audit Manager/Auditor for Enhesa.
Doug Garner VP of Safety, Health and Environment BAE Systems
Doug Garner is vice president of Safety, Health & Environment (SHE) and Business Continuity Management (BCM) for BAE Systems Electronic Systems sector and a member of the ES Leadership Team.
Doug has held management positions within SHE and BCM as well as Facilities and Security during his 33 years with BAE Systems. He is the executive sponsor of the sector’s Wellness Program and Warrior Integration Program sponsor and coordinates the ES site executives.
He is a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and has held leadership positions in several VFW posts. Doug is a retired LTC from the U.S. Army Reserves with 26 years of service, to include four years of active duty and a 2003-2004 deployment to Kuwait with Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is a registered professional civil engineer in NH and a Certified Business Continuity Planner. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Clarkson University, a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas, and an MBA from Western New England College.
Doug lives in Brookline, NH with his wife Diane. They have four grown children who live in Boston, Haverhill, MA, Hagerstown, MD and Barnstead, NH and two granddaughters in Bennington, NH and Lebanon and two grandsons in MD.
Amanda Petzinger Director, Customer Development Gensuite
Amanda Petzinger is a Director with Gensuite LLC’s Customer Development team. Her current responsibilities include benchmarking with prospective subscribers on a variety of Environmental, Health & Safety, and Sustainability management system needs. Amanda is also the Eco & Energy/Resource Reduction initiatives application digitization lead and has participated in and helped launch the Gensuite Eco Prospector tool at 50+ Eco Treasure Hunt events. She has been with Gensuite for 7 years and has held various roles including Customer Support Lead for NBCUniversal and Application Implementation Lead for a variety of Safety Management digital tools. Amanda graduated from Xavier University with bachelor degrees in Management Information Systems and Spanish.