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Management Electrical Engineering

February 20, 2018

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Ali Motakef


Environmental, Health, Safety and Facilities Professional Independent leader, driving results, and building positive relationships with stakeholders to ensure success in EHS and/or Facilities & Construction Management. Strong commitment to continuous improvement, risk reduction, cost reduction, audit assurance, and operational processes to assure compliance with Country, Federal, state and local regulations. Empowering employees by spearheading proactive policy and program management and sharing best practices.


• Management

• Lean/PDCA/Kaizen/Hoshin

• Regulatory Compliance

• Continuous Improvement

• Cross-Cultural Management

• Mentoring

• Problem Solving

• Leadership/Coaching

• Strategic Planning

• Audits/Supplier’s Sustainability

• Business Continuity


• Budgeting and Cost Reduction

• Effective


• Leveraging


• Customer Sustainability


• Program and Project


• Product Stewardship

• Energy, Facility, Risk


• Strategic Planning and



PHILIPS LIGHTING REGIONAL EHS AND SUSTAINABILITY MANAGER 2009 – 2017 Oversaw staff and led Corporate Programs related to compliance and sustainability covering over 38 locations throughout North and South Americas encompassing manufacturing, distribution centers, R&Ds, offices, installation and service locations. Provided consultation and support regarding Country, Federal, State, and Local regulatory compliance.

• Ensured beyond compliance performance through management commitment, employee participation, and comprehensive risk evaluations.

• Improved operational performance through continuous improvement programs driven through the Operational Excellence Teams.

• Partnered with operations and collaborated to establish EHS goals, operational performance metrics, and key performance indicators (KPI’s) to drive consistency.

• Led EHS Professionals and site managers in establishing and implementing Zero Injury (rethink; redevelop; reinvest); Zero Waste (reduce; re-use, circular economy; recycle); Zero Carbon Programs.

• Developed and maintained program management systems to ensure EHS and sustainability certifications, accreditations, and compliance efforts were continuously improved including OSHA VPP Star, OSSE (Canada), DOT, ISO9001, ISO14001, OSHAS18001, EICC, Supplier’s Sustainability, Ernest & Young or KPMG’s 3rd party audits, SGS registrations, SDS management.

• Increased Injury Prevention and Employee Participation Targets (new program) by 45% past two years. o Reduced Total Recordable Case Rate by 50% past three years. Increased recycling and zero waste to landfilled activities by 80% past three years.

o Achieved 50% carbon footprint reduction compared to baseline 2015 by implementing energy improvement projects, continuing to improve share of the renewable energy, and reducing greenhouse gases.

• As the lead auditor conducted and coordinated Peer Audits and Gap Analysis regarding EHS, Sustainability, and Risk Engineering. In addition, advised business units on Business Continuity Planning as applied to the individual location models.

• Supported Corporate/Business Units and facilities on establishing key EHS policies, programs, and guidelines. Provided guidance and assisted staff in developing, preparing, and continuously improving training, self- assessments, manuals, incident investigations, corrective actions, and regulatory compliance. Ali Motakef, 847-***-**** Page 2

• Reviewed and approved EHS and Recycling regional or local contracts working with my group and regional & global procurement teams. Created a disposal facility checklist (used globally) and conducted audits to ensure company standards and regulatory compliance.

• Served as Corporate liaison between business units, sites, regulatory agencies, customers, contractors, partners, and consulting services.

• Worked closely with risk insurance team, reduced insurance premiums, and millions in saved premiums working with locations to reduce risk and increase environmental, health, safety awareness

• Supported the process for due diligence, assessments, and integration associated with acquisitions and mergers: reduced risks, compliance, and costs with robust assessment of the environmental and health and safety elements, advised senior management thereby maximizing shareholders returns.

• Managed timely responses to customer surveys, inquires, contracts, RFPs, RFIs, final report review, and recommendations to business units. Coordinated the efforts with customer care, sites, quality, legal, sales, communication, marketing, and R&D teams (LEED, Conflict Minerals, RoHS, REACH, Prop 65, DOE, BomCheck

• Initiated, participated, organized, and oversaw Business Improvement Competition Team/s (EHS, Energy Management, Sustainability in several annual contests. FACILITIES ENGINEERING MANAGER 1999 – 2009

Managed Corporate Facilities Engineering Group which consisted of facilities, process, documentation, and EHS engineering staff.

• Developed and implemented engineering, maintenance, EHS, and facility strategy for the site, and the supporting policies and procedures.

• Reviewed and approved Facilities, EHS, and/or Recycling contracts working with business unit procurement team.

• Led facilities management activities, space design and optimization & utilization, remodeling and construction projects, EHS and sustainability programs, remediation projects, and workmen comp activities within the NA region.

• Improved business and operational processes and implemented key programs to assure compliance with Country, Federal, State and Local regulations.

• Provided expertise in program management, energy and facility management, construction, and design for the plants in US and Mexico.

• Supported new product innovations, supply chain initiatives, risk engineering audits, eco-design, and product stewardship activities collaborating with various business units including the R&D team. ADDITIONAL RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

• ZENITH ELECTRONICS - Project Manager



• Master of Science (MS), Electrical Engineering

• Bachelor of Science (BS), Electrical Engineering

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