Rebecca S. Cranford is Southwire’s Senior Vice President of Sustainability, Environmental Health & Safety and Quality. In her role, Cranford maintains a strong focus on the company’s commitment to sustainability, EHS and quality. Cranford believes that if a company does the right things – cares for its people, protects the environment and helps the communities in which it works to prosper, it can secure a successful future.
In the early years of Cranford’s career, she worked as a safety and loss control consultant in the insurance industry. In 1998, she joined Alcoa, a producer of aluminum, working in various environmental, health and safety roles within the company. Prior to joining Southwire, Cranford worked as the global director of environment, health and safety for Alcoa Power in Propulsion.
Cranford received her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Safety and Environmental Management from Slippery Rock University in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania. She has been involved with the National Safety Council, being named to their fi rst national 40 under 40 class of Rising Stars of Safety. Cranford is a member of the board of directors for the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper and has been a member of the advisory board of safety sciences at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is also a member of the Carrollton Dawnbreakers Rotary.
Mike Denoff Analyst Aircraft Damage and Assessment United Airlines
Mike Denoff graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, AZ with a B.S. in Aerospace Studies with a minor Aviation Safety in 2003. Since graduating, Mike has worked for United in Los Angeles, Newark, and Chicago. Mike primary responsibilities are to drive a continuous focus on improving worker safety and preventing aircraft damages across the airline. He also works with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) on improving databases targeting ways to improve safety at the industry level.
Jeff Sanford Director of Consulting and Ergonomics Engineer Humantech
Jeff develops and manages sustainable, global ergonomics programs in a variety of industries including food and beverage, automotive, aerospace, pharmaceutical, and steel. Jeff helps his clients reduce injuries and increase efficiency through Humantech’s software solutions. A few of his clients include Cummins, Timken, Tenneco Automotive, Moen, U.S. Steel, and Applied Materials.
Jeff received a Bachelor and Master degree in Human Kinetics and a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Windsor in Windsor, Ontario. He has achieved recognition as a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE).
Alan Hanley, Systems Expert, Global Operations, EHS GE