New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
A highly accomplished and knowledgeable environmental health and safety (EHS) and quality executive with extensive domestic and international experience in EHS/quality strategies, initiatives, programs, policies, performance measures, metrics, and practices. Additional strengths in regulatory compliance, system design/audits, project and cultural change management, continuous improvement, risk ranking/management, and employee development. Excels at developing and standardizing effective business management systems to align with business goals, enable continuous improvement, and implement sustainable cultural change. Strategic leader with a proven track record of building and leading effective cross-functional, multisite, and multi-business teams that drive change.
Hexion, Columbus, Ohio
Global Quality Director, 2006-2018
Built effective global quality organization and process. Standardized global management systems to improve company-wide quality performance. Ensured culture of quality and sustained continuous improvement at all levels of organization. Served as business process owner for global quality, overseeing strong network of subject matter experts in implementing/maintaining quality initiatives and global quality management systems as well as identifying/completing global quality improvement projects. Ensured global business management systems complied with company and globally recognized management system standards, such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001. Developed five-year and annual quality and continuous improvement plans as well as ensured projects met annual improvement goals.
Developed and implemented global quality vision and improvement planning process.
Restructured global quality organization to deliver effective support of manufacturing, supply chain, procurement, R&D, and commercial quality improvement initiatives to ensure customer satisfaction.
Standardized management systems across all global regions, 35 manufacturing sites, regional support offices, and corporate functions, resulting in single ISO 9001 quality system certification.
Implemented use of standardized quality metrics and risk-based improvement project selection across all business groups and product lines to drive effective/sustainable continuous improvement and productivity.
Improved organizational quality performance, including manufacturing DPMO by 78% and customer complaint DPMO by 92%.
Led and trained executive team and global quality council on quality culture initiatives. Developed quality team/associates to ensure effective management of global quality system.
Formulated defect pyramid and severe quality incident factor (SQIF) initiative.
Implemented defect pyramid and SQIF with visual reporting to prioritize improvement projects and focus on customer satisfaction.
Aligned Quality 2020 metrics and Pathways Plan to ensure future-based focus and planning.
Created annual data-based strategic planning and improvement project selection process.
Implemented use of RCA four-block presentation to leverage best practices worldwide for severe safety and quality incidents.
Developed the quality risk matrix and RCA toolkit to prioritize defects and focus teams on effective/timely root cause analysis and corrective action implementations.
Used risk ranking to enable focused RCA on internal audit findings.
Developed visual reporting of audit results and stoplight visual cue within Excel-based internal audit and management review reports.
Created new global QA/QC technology manager position to ensure standardization of newest and most-effective testing equipment/procedures.
Minimized testing variability and controlled calibrations across global network of manufacturing facilities, QA/QC laboratories, and R&D testing laboratories.
Hexion (Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc.), Columbus, Ohio
Interim Vice President, EHS, 2014
Led global EHS organization and company through first/initial year of multiyear life safety culture change initiative. Implemented standardized global safety and environmental management systems. Designed and implemented safety management systems to comply with OHSAS 18001 safety management and responsible care management standards, achieving certifications of two manufacturing sites and development of roadmap/plan to certify 18 sites in North America under one OHSAS 18001, RCMS, and ISO 14001 certificate.
Improved EHS performance by reducing OIIR by 35% to world-class rate of 0.52, severe incident factor (SIF) injuries by 55%, process safety incidents (including fires) by 74%, and significant environmental incidents by 10%.
Developed and implemented standardized reporting process to leverage results of root cause analysis and corrective actions for all incidents and significant EHS near misses across global manufacturing network.
Created new director of North America EHS position and redesigned North American EHS organization to more effectively support new safety culture initiative and drive continued EHS performance improvement within region containing 51% of overall manufacturing sites.
Coached, developed, and picked incumbent from within company.
Dover Chemical Corporation, Dover, Ohio, Corporate Compliance Manager, 2004-2006. Led corporate EHS team to ensure compliance to federal, state, and local EHS requirements, including EPA, OSHA, FRA, and other governmental agencies. Managed collective bargaining agreement negotiations for corporate team, resulting in new five-year, mutually beneficial agreement between company and union. Developed hazardous response program and trained 15-member team in effectively responding to chemical disasters. Six Sigma Black Belt, 1996-2004. Realized $12,000,000 over three-year period by developing and directing Six Sigma process and training 24 Six Sigma Green Belts. Quality Director, 1989-2004. Achieved ISO 9001 certification at six companies (Dover Chemical and five sister companies) by developing and implementing effective management systems. Regional Sales and Marketing Manager, 1993-1996. Increased volume of chemicals sold in mature sales region by 24%, resulting in 32% increase in revenue.
Amoco Performance Products Inc./Union Carbide Corporation, Marietta, Ohio, Quality Lead and QA/QC Laboratory Technician, 1985-1989
The University of Akron, School of Law, Akron, Ohio
West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia
B.A., Biology, 1984
Causal Analysis Facilitator/Trainer, ThinkReliability, 2016
Lead Auditor, OHSAS 18001, 2011
OSHA HAZWOPER, 2004
Six Sigma Black Belt, 1999
Lead Auditor, ISO 9001, 1994