Craig Wilson VP, General Merchandising Manager of Quality Assurance/Food Safety Costco Wholesale
Craig Wilson is the Vice President, General Merchandising Manager of Quality Assurance/ Food Safety, Non-Foods Quality Assurance, Environmental Services/Haz Mat and Merchandise Services for Costco Wholesale Corporation. Costco Wholesale Corporation operates membership warehouses world-wide, that offer a selection of branded and private label products in a range of merchandise categories.
He currently serves on the Global Food Safety Initiative Board, the Center for Food Integrity Board, the Center for Produce Safety Board, and the Steering Committee for the National Food Safety Consortium.
Doug Garner VP of Safety, Heath and Environment BAE Systems Electronic 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.
Heidy Kelley VP, EHS Comcast
In her 17-year career Ms. Kelley has developed, established and exceeded best practices and standards within the Comcast marketplace. In 2016 as the vice president of Environmental, Health and Safety, and Fleet Operations of 30,000 vehicles she is regarded for creating the recycling/sustainability strategy for the enterprise’s e-waste and fleet operations of pairing the right job to the right vehicle (RJ/RV) along with the correct alternative fuel selection depending upon the 39 states the fleet operates within. Additionally, within two years of launching her National Recycling Program across the enterprise in 39 states for Comcast more than 20 million lbs. of electronic waste was diverted from landfills and instead recycled. Her RJ/RV fleet strategy simplified the vehicles’ from 97 different types down to purchasing 14 different vehicles to maintain, and manage along with selecting the correct alternative fuel for the company-wide fleet. She has managed over 100 different standards on the operations protocols. An expert in innovative program strategy and management, Ms. Kelley has received a number of professional commendations, SCTE Fleet 2020 recognition, CableFax Social Responsibility Award, National Safety Council Award and including the title of Top Female Executive, awarded to her by Worldwide Branding this year.
Ms. Kelley has been successful because of her work ethic and by being detail-oriented. To support her career, she holds a master’s degree in business from Rosemont College and a Bachelor of Science in health physics and industrial hygiene from Purdue University. She is also involved in her professional community, which helps to keep her at the top of an always-evolving industry. She is a member of Women in Cable Telecommunications, the National Association of Minorities in Cable, the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing, and the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers. Looking ahead, Ms. Kelley plans to continue growing Comcast H&S along with employee’s well-being programs so that each employees has a Health Prevention and Health Promotion opportunity in the markets she oversees to help every employee be the best they can be throughout the country
John Evans Global Director, Environmental and Sustainability LyondellBasell Industries
John Evans is currently the Global Director, Environmental and Sustainability for LyondellBasell Industries. Mr. Evans holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado, a Masters of Business Administration from the University of New Orleans and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas. With over 30 years of experience in the oil and chemical industry Mr. Evans has held positions in process and project engineering, environmental engineering and environmental management. In his current position, he is responsible for HSE policies and programs, management systems, compliance and permitting, and retained liabilities. Mr. Evans also provides leadership for HSE advocacy and heads the company’s Issues Management Process.
Karen Koster Executive Vice President, EHS Hexion Inc.
Karen Koster is Executive Vice President, Environmental, Health & Safety at Hexion Inc. Karen’s current responsibilities include environmental, health, safety, security, process safety and EHS management systems at Hexion. Karen also chairs a broader team focused on moving forward
Hexion’s strategy for environmental health safety and corporate social responsibility, and she is responsible for driving the corporate sustainability strategy.
Prior to joining Hexion’s predecessor company in 2011, Karen served as Vice President, Safety, Health and Environment for Cytec Industries. Under her leadership, Cytec significantly improved its safety and
environmental performance, implemented global management systems for occupational health and risk reduction, and developed a sustainability strategy.
Karen earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Northern Michigan University, and a law degree from the University of Notre Dame. She also served as a captain in the United States Army JAG Corps, assigned to the Chief of Engineers in Washington, D.C. Karen currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Community Shelter Board in Columbus, which is focused on ending homelessness in central Ohio
Marvin Faber VP, EH&S, Pharma Services Group Thermo Fisher Scientific
Dr. Faber joined Patheon in 2003 as a Toxicologist with the mandate of establishing their in-house Toxicology Services Department and currently serves as Vice President, Global EHS for Patheon overseeing the EHS programs of 22 pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities around the globe. Prior to joining the organization, 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.
Matt Marra SVP, EHS Stericycle
Matt Marra has been an EHS professional for 30 years, and specializes in developing and implementing strategic, sustainable and cost effective Environmental, Health and Safety programs, as well as integrated culture change and transformation of underperforming groups into productive, safe, organizations that contribute to bottom line performance. Matt’s experience includes the following industry sectors: Midstream energy (crude oil/natural gas/natural gas liquids/refined products pipelines terminals and plants), marine terminals, solid waste landfill and leachate treatment, RCRA Part B hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal, secure information destruction and medical waste treatment and disposal.
Currently as Senior Vice President Safety, Health, Compliance and Security at Stericycle, Inc., an international medical waste, secure information and hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal company, Matt directs compliance, permitting, EHS management systems and programs for the U.S. and Canada. Matt has also spent a significant portion of his career as a Director of EHS for various midstream energy companies that process and store natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), crude oil and refined products, and has broad knowledge of EHS issues as a result.
Matt has strong subject matter expertise in Clean Air Act and RCRA regulatory matters. Matt has a BA in Biology from Rutgers University, an MS in Environmental Science, also from Rutgers University and a JD from Seton Hall Law School.
Mitch Beckman SHRM-SCP, SPHR Vice President of Human Resources, Safety, Health and Environment Webber
As Vice President of Human Resources, Safety, Health, and Environment for Webber, LLC, Beckman is charged with leading talent acquisition, development and performance and along with the leadership team, accelerating the company forward. With over 25 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry, Beckman is often sought out as a speaker in the areas of leadership, communication, HR management, organizational performance, and safety management.
He is an active member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), Association for Talent Development (ATD) , Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America and AGC of Texas where he sits on several committees and teams as it relates to human resources management and development initiatives, and is the past president and member of the HR Houston Board of Directors.
He received his B.S. from the University of West Florida and holds Society for Human Resource Management-Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certifications.
Neal Saiz EHS & Security Director, CSP, CHMM Unilever, NA
Mr. Saiz is the EHS & Security Director for Unilever North America. He is responsible for environmental, sustainability, safety 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 EHS, 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).
C. Richard Neff Senior Vice President Environment, Health and Safety
Mr. Neff is an environmental engineer currently serving as Cogentrix’s Senior Vice President of EHS and was the Company’s Manager of Environmental from 1999 until 2009. Mr. Neff is responsible for the permitting and licensing of the Company’s new development efforts in both renewable and fossil generating stations and has successfully completed such efforts in multiple states, most recently in Colorado and California, and several international locales. Mr. Neff has been qualified as an expert in power plant licensing and water resources engineering in multiple administrative hearings.
As the leader of Cogentrix’s EHS group, he manages both in-house and third party subject matter experts to oversee all air and water related permitting and a compliance activity at the company’s operating plants as well as the health and safety activities. Mr. Neff routinely consults with outside council and industry associations regarding the future directions of federal and state environmental regulations. Mr. Neff recently initiated and implemented the overhaul of the company’s EHS Management Systems from a static, spreadsheet program to a cloud based, enterprise system. The programmatic changes includes EHSM software and SharePoint elements to provide transparency into the multiple EHS compliance programs while providing guidance and best practices sharing between operating assets. He has published multiple papers on power industry environmental matters.
Prior to joining Cogentrix, Mr. Neff was a consulting engineer for twenty years. His practice focused on environmental permitting for energy development projects and water resources engineering. Mr. Neff holds a B.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Florida and an M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia.
Rob Somers Director, EHS Perrigo
Environmental, Health and Safety Director, Six Sigma Green Belt, with experience successfully, developing, implementing global EHS policy, programs and standards. Worked for large multi-national corporations in progressively responsible leadership positions. Strengths include managing EHS compliance issues, management systems, international regulatory knowledge, and EHS culture change.
As the Global EHS Director for Perrigo, Rob has been instrumental in leading the Global EHS organization and developing their global EHS strategies, compliance assurance programs and policies for all of the global operations. Rob has extensive knowledge and experience with developing and implementing global EHS policies, programs and standards. He has over 25 years of experience in the EHS field with a special emphasis of integrating IT solutions into EHS programs and systems to support and improve EHS operations and accountability. Rob has a Master’s degree in Environmental Health Sciences from Tulane School of Public Health
Jay Harf VP, EHS & Sustainability L’Oréal Americas
Jay R. Harf is the Vice President of Environment, Health, Safety, and Sustainability for L’Oréal Americas based in Clark, NJ. His professional responsibilities include the management of all Safety, Health and Environmental systems for L’Oreal Americas Zone which is comprised of North America, Hispanic Zone and Brazil. His accountabilities include establishing vision and direction of the EHS&S management systems, setting goals to exceed compliance to corporate and regulatory standards, validating EHS&S improvement plans and budgets, and continuously improving SH&E performance indicators through safety culture leadership, employee safety and wellness and sustainability strategies. In addition, he also directs all aspects of EHS&S audits, monitors corrective actions plans, and ensures constant flow of communication and alignment between distribution and manufacturing facilities. Ultimately, Jay is the passionate leader of the SH&E zero incident culture for the L’Oréal Americas Zone which encompasses 36 manufacturing and distribution locations in North America, Latin America and South America.
With his 20 years of SH&E experience, Jay has a proven track record of progressively more responsible leadership positions in the field of international Health, Safety and Environmental roles. With significant industrial experience in comparably complex, multi-site, large scale heavy and precision manufacturing operations, Jay has held global safety leadership positions with several Fortune 500 organizations including Marsh & McLennan (Philadelphia, PA), Johnson Controls (Milwaukee, WI) and Lutron Electronics (Allentown, PA) before being recruited to lead the SH&E process at L’Oreal. He is a professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, a Board Certified Safety Professional, a Board Certified Professional Environmental Auditor and a Board Certified Safety and Health Manager. In addition, he is also an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Special Governmental Employee (SGE). Jay is a Doctoral Candidate (Honors student 3.8 GPA) in the Leadership program at Alvernia University in Reading, PA and participates on the Faculty Advisory Committee at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP).
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.
Rick Taylor VP, EHS Parker Hannifin Corporation
Rick Taylor has been with Parker Hannifin Corporation, a Fortune 500 Company based in Cleveland, Ohio, for 28 years. Rick started at Parker as an environmental engineer and has progressed through various assignments within the group to the present position as their Corporate VP of Environmental, Health and Safety. He has enterprise responsibility for the Sustainability program, environmental stewardship program, safety, energy procurement, resource conservation, EHS compliance, new construction projects and the Parker Foundation program. Prior to joining Parker, Rick worked for BP America as a Research and Development engineer in the field of industrial pollution treatment systems.
Rick holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, an MS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Akron, and an MBA from Baldwin Wallace College. He is presently a member of the Sustainable Cleveland Stewardship Council, the past President of the Board of Directors for the National Association of Environmental Managers, on the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross Northeast Region and the Board for the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Rick is a hiking and fishing enthusiast and he and his wife currently reside in Solon, Ohio
Sophia Danenberg Health, Safety (EHS) Policy Analysis The Boeing Company
Sophia Danenberg joined Boeing in 2009 to develop the international environment, health and safety (EHS) policy analysis program. In this role, she is responsible for monitoring, analyzing, developing strategy and coordinating advocacy input for emerging national, regional and multilateral EHS issues outside the United States. She came to Boeing from Pratt & Whitney (P&W) where she was most recently led Global EHS legislative and regulatory affairs. Sophia joined EH&S in 2005 after many years in green technology programs at P&W and United Technologies Research Center. She began her career in Japan and China, managing energy and indoor air quality projects with universities and government ministries in Europe and Asia. Prior to joining United Technologies, Sophia was a Fulbright Fellow at Keio University in Tokyo. She received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University in environmental sciences and public policy. Outside of work, Sophia is an avid rock climber and mountaineer. In 2006 she became the first African-American to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
Kent Hatcher Director of Consulting & Ergonomics Engineer Humantech
Kent Hatcher, Director of Consulting and Ergonomics Engineer for Humantech, specializes in development and deployment of large-scale ergonomic initiatives in the food and beverage, industrial, and consumer products industries, as well as facilitating group training sessions and developing internal ergonomics expertise. He partners with top management of client companies to provide direction and strategies for improvement.
Kent received a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, and his Master of Science degree in Ergonomics from Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom. He has achieved recognition as a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE).
Winnie Ip VP & Ergonomics Engineer Humantech
Winnie Ip, Vice President and Ergonomics Engineer for Humantech, has experience implementing, delivering, and managing complex, large-scale ergonomics programs in a variety of industries, from automotive to petroleum to food and beverage and printing industries.
Winnie partners with top management of Fortune 1000 companies to provide direction and strategies for improvement. She helps companies establish and sustain their ergonomics management programs, provides technical services, delivers high impact training, and conducts process reviews.
Winnie received a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario. She also completed a Master of Business Administration degree at the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, in London, Ontario. Winnie has achieved recognition as a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) and is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).
Currently, Winnie serves on the Volunteer Advisory Committee of the ASSE Ergonomics Practice Specialty as the Webinars and PDC Coordinator.
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.
Phil McIntyre Senior Director of Business Development & Marketing Performance Solutions by Milliken
Phil McIntyre has been with Milliken over 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.
R Mukund Founder & CEO Gensuite LLC
R Mukund is Founder & CEO of Gensuite LLC and currently leads a global team of IT and functional experts based in 7 countries to develop, enhance and support cloud-based Gensuite solutions driving enterprise compliance and operational excellence in EH&S and Sustainability, Quality, Security, Responsible Sourcing, and Product Stewardship. Gensuite today supports a global community of 110+ subscribers, over 500,000 users in 17,500 sites located in 120+ countries, using 16+ language interfaces. As Founder, Mukund is firmly committed to the heritage of innovation through collaboration and the commitment to service excellence that are the hallmarks of Gensuite. Prior to launching Gensuite in 2000, Mukund worked at GE for over 13 years in various roles, including executive management, Six Sigma leadership (as a certified Master Black Belt), and environment, health & safety program management. While at GE, he was also the sole inventor of the US patent for the Gensuite system. Mukund's experience prior to joining GE includes consulting roles at ERM Northeast in Albany, NY and Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, OH. Mukund holds a Ph.D. in Environmental & Civil Engineering from University of Illnois, Urbana-Champaign.
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).
Jordan Workman Director, Client Development Performance Solutions by Milliken
Jordan Workman serves as Director of Client Development for Performance Solutions by Milliken. He works with multi-national manufacturing clients to help them assess their operational performance and create strategies to deliver on corporate performance expectations. Clients served span a variety of industries, including agriculture, automotive, pharma, chemical, food and beverage, mining and specialty plastics.
Prior to joining Performance Solutions by Milliken, Jordan was employed by Owens Corning for almost a decade, where he last served as Marketing Director for a global business unit and was responsible for creating and executing a go-to-market strategy that aligned commercial, supply chain, and operational capabilities. He also served as Business Development Leader for greater China based in Shanghai. He brings a wealth of knowledge on how to bridge cross-cultural differences and drive performance in the journey to business excellence.
Jordan holds a degree in Economics & Political Science from West Virginia University.
Roger Thomas VP, Business Development Safety Pros
Roger has over 25 years of experience in helping his clients develop effective safety programs that they can effectively measure and report results. His extensive experience in safety programs, safety engagement and employee recognition expands across many companies from large to small.
Roger has helped these companies significantly reduce accidents, improve communication and safety engagement, lowered insurance costs and reduced turnover. He has improved the safety records of many companies through employee safety recognition and reward programs and has created cultures of safety within these organizations. He has helped his clients improve moral, and increased employee productivity.
Roger is considered an expert in the field of Continuous Improvement Processes and has been asked to speak for Safety Associations and at VPPP Safety Conferences. His industry experience is vast covering Manufacturing plants, Mining, Construction, Distribution, Oil and Gas and many other industries safety departments.
Greg Hollad VP, EHS Mueller
Safety, Health, Environmental and Sustainability leadership roles while employed with E.I. DuPont, Conoco, Kimberly-Clark, Graphic Packaging, Dresser Rand and Mueller Water Products. A proven track record with creating clear vision, developing strategies, tracking progress, driving regulatory compliance and delivering engineered and systems-based solutions to manufacturing operations in over 80 countries. Lead small teams of EHS leaders in a matrix organization as well as larger global Corporate EHS Team of 30+ direct reports with an administrative budget of $5 million dollars. Deployed ISO 14,001 and 18,000 based Environmental, Health and Safety Management Systems (EHS MS) in all regions of the world and installed the EHS software by Enablon to manage the EHS MS. While at DuPont was the first leader of Sustainability Programs and lead DuPont’s start-up of Responsible Care. Have also teamed with Lean and Quality functions to deliver more cost effective combined systems. At Kimberly Clark our team supported the highest ranking in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Media trained excellent communicator with many publications, presentations, and memberships on technical committees and boards. A team-oriented individual possessing a positive outlook with a good sense of humor, high values, solid relationships, strong work ethic and unyielding integrity.
Kristin Herman Director of EHS&S L’Oreal Americas
Kristin K. Herman, CSP, CPEA, CHMM is the Director of Environment, Health, Safety, & Sustainability for L’Oreal Americas for L’Oreal USA Inc. based in Clark, NJ. As a member of the Zone Americas Operations group, her professional responsibilities include the following: leading the OHSAS 18001 and VPP auditing program, coordinating the cross functional internal auditing teams, motivating operations teams towards achievement of ergonomics excellence and creation of an interdependent safety culture.
With her 20 years of SH&E experience, Kristin has demonstrated her knowledge and leadership on the SH&E stage. She has experience in chemical manufacturing (Rhone-Poulenc Inc., Rhodia Inc., Sika Corporation), paints and coatings (Benjamin Moore & Co.) and most recently, with cosmetics (L’Oreal USA). She is a professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, a Board Certified Safety Professional, a Board Certified Professional Environmental Auditor and a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager. She served as Chair of the ASSE Chapter Operations Committee from 2011-2013 and is active in Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) and serves as a Local Level Liaison. In addition, she is a Past President of the NJ Chapter of ASSE and is currently the Local WISE Chair and the Awards and Honors Chair. In the NJ Chapter of the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Managers (AHMP-NJ), she currently serves at the Community Co-Chair, coordinating community outreach events.
Chuck Pettinger, Ph.D. Process Change Leader Predictive Solutions
Chuck has over 25 years of experience designing, implementing and evaluating step-change initiatives. His major interests include developing large-scale corporate safety initiatives, assessing safety cultures, using advanced predictive analytics to develop leading indicators, and conducting Leadership Engagement Workshops.
Chuck has consulted with a wide variety of industries including Bayer, Bechtel, BD Biosciences, Bombardier, Caterpillar, Chevron, Coca-Cola, Cummins, ExxonMobil, Honeywell, Kiewit, Kaiser Permanente, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Monsanto, Nestle, National Grid, Pfizer, Southern Company, Turner, Union Pacific, United Rentals & Xcel Energy.
Chuck earned his Bachelors from the University of Florida, his Masters from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and his Doctorate from Virginia Tech. Before joining Predictive Solutions, Chuck was a Senior Project Manager with the Safety Performance Solutions and a Grant Project Manager with Virginia Tech’s CABS, a research and development organization. Chuck has also managed grants totaling more than 2.5 million dollars, funded by the ABMR, CDC, DOE, DMV, NIOSH, MSHA, NIAAA and NCAA.
In addition to twice being named one of the 101 Top Leaders in Safety by ISHN, Chuck regularly authors articles and professional papers. Chuck also appears in many speaking engagements, including invited international workshops in Africa, Australia, China, France, Hong Kong, India and Singapore.