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Manager Safety

Amarillo, TX, 79119
March 17, 2018

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Executive Summary

I am a corporate EHS, Security and Risk executive with over 25+ years of quantifiable leadership successes in Risk Management, EHS, worker compensation, security, auditing, claims management, incident investigation and operations. My diverse experience spans not only functional areas but industries; having worked in the construction, manufacturing, petrochemical, refinery, industrial services, co-generation, solar and public utilities. This wide range of senior level positions has been woven with a common-sense approach, a strong work ethic, collaborative teamwork and earned trust. Grounded experience in plant/site level, regional, multi-company & corporate leadership roles. I am degreed, experienced and credentialed!

Skills & Expertise

OSHA /MSHA Regulatory Compliance

Risk Assessment & Mitigation

All lines Risk Management

Community / Agency Relations

Multi-site / Corporate Leadership

Incident Investigation & Recovery

Employee Driven Safety


Work Experience

Loss Frequency Reduction

Worker’s Compensation

Ergonomic Assessment

Loss Prevention programs

SOP/ Policy Development

Claims Management

Auditing / Continuous Improvement

Staff Selection& Development

Emergency Action Planning

Best Practices & Benchmarking

Extensive Budget Responsibility

Strong Communicator – Oral/Written

Operational involvement

Presentations & Training

Decision making & problem solving

Leadership, Mentoring & Coaching

Interim Director Safety & Security: Strata Solar, Chapel Hill, NC 08/2016 – June 2017 (Interim Position Ended)

Responsible for 29 safety and security professionals across the United States

All aspects of EHS and security programs, policies and standards including ISNET

Director - Safety and Risk Management: Koontz Construction, San Antonio, TX 07/2015 – August/2016 (Company Sold)

Support Commercial, Multi-Family and Industrial construction divisions for Risk Management and EHS initiatives

Responsible for all lines risk product acquisition, management and analysis; claims management, policy development

Lean implementation lead, Value Stream Mapping Lead, Order to Cash, Build – Design process

Responsible for company substance abuse program; Medical Review Officer liaison; medical clinic company contact

Direct Certificate of Insurance (COI) acquisition, tracking, responsible for any applicable waivers

Director of Safety and Environmental Health: San Antonio Water Systems, San Antonio, TX 10/09 – 6/30/2015

Lead all aspects of Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Health for over 1700+ employees; one of the country’s largest water utilities in all aspects of supplying fresh water, recycle water, waste water treatment, chilled water cooling, aquifer water storage, site Risk Management Plans for over 125 sites with Chlorine exposures

Direct leadership and direction of safety professionals, Industrial Hygienist and safety representatives

Corporate Substance Abuse program development, implementation and constant improvement

Contracting and Engineering interface with a consistent CIP budget of over $200 MM annually-(currently >$400 MM)

Representative on design team for construction of 15 million gallons per day desalination plant

Develop, implement, maintain, manage and audit / analyze programs in: Safety & Health, Risk Management, Human Resources, Environmental, Ergonomic programs, Process Safety Management, Industrial Hygiene, Substance Abuse, Security and Homeland Defense, and Emergency Preparedness / Business Continuity

Excellent communication and presentation skills from tailgate to boardroom; Advanced Microsoft Office Suites

Corporate Safety Manager: TIMEC – Transfield Services – Houston, TX, 10/08 – 10/09

Lead EHS for all TIMEC companies: HRI, Inc. - specializing in high risk petrochemical service industries

Extensive travel throughout North America in power plants, refineries, and petrochemical plants interfacing with government agencies, facility owners and site management teams; staffing management for safety professionals

Lead risk management loss run reviews and case management – brokers & carriers; litigation liaison

Corporate Substance Abuse Professional; DOT HAZMAT Driver compliance; fleet safety and compliance w/ FMCSA

Participated / Lead incident investigations, root cause analysis, corrective actions and completion follow-up

Stakeholder in Risk Management Loss Run reviews, case management, TPA, broker and carrier interphase

Position moved to Houston with 100% travel

Corporate Safety Manager – Industrial Division: Zachry Holding Inc., San Antonio, TX 07/06 – 10/08

Comprehensive safety and health program with a staff of over 135 safety representatives, safety professionals, and area safety managers. ($300MM-$1.3B projects) (Power Plants, LNG, Cement plants, refineries, specialty chemical)

Significant travel between sites; responsible for staffing site EHS professionals

Direct responsible for pre-qualifying all sub-contractors for acceptable ERM, TRIR and overall performance

Directed corporate Substance Abuse program - Medical Review Officer contact, employee reinstatements

National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) – corporate representative

Implemented “Learning Opportunities” for fast, cheap and effective sharing of near misses and accidents

Stakeholder in Risk Management Loss Run reviews, case management, TPA, broker and carrier interphase

Safety and Environmental Manager – Security Mgr. Cabot Corporation, Ville Platte, Louisiana 12/01 to 6/06 – Multi-Site

Regulatory reporting for both safety and environmental requirements including TSCA, SARA, SWPP

Develop, analyze, implement, audit, & constantly improve policies, standard operating procedures, and programs

Successfully managed neighbor complaints / claims of fugitive emission with no EPA – NOV’s

Managed 24/7 – 365 guards for both the plant and feedstock barge terminal (45 minutes apart)

Feedstock delivery safety and compliance – by railcar, tanker trucks and barge

Simultaneously assumed responsibilities as Terminal Manager for a feedstock oil terminal on the Atchafalaya River

Safety and Environmental Manager Sid Richardson Carbon, Borger, Texas 2/01 to 11/01 – Multi-Site

Developed metrics to quantitatively measure continuous improvement of EHS systems

Prepared and presented training, tracked compliance requirements

25 MW Cogeneration unit at multiple sites with cooling tower and gas (and off gas) fired steam boilers

Served as the company representative on the North American Product Safety and Regulatory Committee (NAPSRC) of the International Carbon Black Association and acted as secretary of that organization for over eight years. (All carbon black employers - 16 years) Personal involvement with such issues as: California Proposition 65, ACGIH Carbon Black Threshold Limit Value (TLV) review, industry Mortality and Morbidity studies, industry Epidemiology studies, employee particulate exposure monitoring, NIOSH feasibility study

Supervised EHS professionals in multiple facilities; Significant travel between sites

Safety Manager J.M. Huber, Borger, Texas 4/93 to 4/01 – Multi-Site

Homeland Security/MARSEC compliance – USCG Facility Safety Officer

Maintained Safety & Environmental SOP’s in ISO 9001 format (predecessor to ISO 14001/ISO 18001

See NAPSRC above

25 MW Cogeneration unit at multiple sites with cooling tower and gas (and off gas) fired steam boiler

Lead cross-functional teams that audited facilities over all of North America

Supervised EHS professionals in multiple facilities

Safety and Environmental Manager Sid Richardson Carbon, Borger, Texas 4/90 to 4/93 - Plant Level

Supervised employee medical surveillance programs

Administration of risk management, general liability, fleet, marine cargo, boiler, and worker compensation coverage

25 MW Cogeneration unit on site with cooling tower and gas (and off gas) fired steam boiler

Successfully managed neighbor complaints / claims of fugitive emission with no EPA – NOV’s

Managed on site permitted landfill cells; Developed automated calculating software for reporting plant emissions

Responsible for multiple retention / runoff ponds; discharge permits; air permit calculations and reporting

Feedstock delivery safety and compliance – by railcar, tanker trucks and pipeline


1977 Bachelor of Science - Industrial Education – West Texas State University

1979 Master of Science - Industrial Technology – West Texas State University

2013 Master’s Certificate Homeland Security - Bush School of Government and Public Service – Texas A&M University (Emphasis in Emergency Management and Infrastructure Protection)

Certifications & Publications

Certified Safety Professional Designation (CSP) #12965 – 10-15-1994 -Board of Certified Safety Professionals ™

Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS) – 8-11-2008 - International Risk Management Institute ®

Associate in Risk Management (ARM) – 01/2014 -The Institutes ™

Certified in Homeland Security (CHS-V) #115832 -10-24-2012-American Board Certification in Homeland Security ®

Authored and published 2 books: Business Measurements for Safety Performance and The Safety Officer’s Concise Desk Reference and published over 35 articles in industry journals and magazines

U.S. Department of Labor – Mine Safety & Health (MSHA) - Instructor - (2006 - 2009)

NCCER – Construction Site Safety Master – CSSM & Master Trainer (2006-2009)

Visual Emissions Evaluator – Environmental Protection Agency (1990-2006)

United States Coast Guard – Facility Security Officer (2000 - 2006)

Professional Organizations and Activities

Member of San Antonio Chapter of Associated Building Contractors (ABC) Safety & Health committee, member San Antonio chapter Federal Bureau of Investigation InfraGard® #10063309 • Past member, American Water Works Association • Member, American Board for Certified in Homeland Security (ABCHS) • Past member, Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association (SAPAA) •Past member, National Fire Prevention Association – (NFPA) • Past member, Louisiana Chemical Association – Health & Safety Committee and Security Committee • Secretary - North American Product Safety & Regulatory Committee (NAPSRC) to the International Carbon Black Association - (1993 - 2001) • NAPSRC - TLV, Industrial Hygiene, Hazardous Com., NIOSH and Budget Subcommittees • Professional member, American Society of Safety Engineers • Member, National Safety Council • Adjunct Professor, West Texas A&M University - Evaluation and Control of the Occupational Environment - Graduate level, Industrial Safety - Under Graduate - 1993-2001• Co-Chairman, Hutchinson County Emergency Planning Committee – 1996 • President, American Society of Safety Engineers - Panhandle Chapter - 1992-93

Civic & Hobbies

Apiarists – 2004 - 2017 (Beekeeper) • Serve as volunteer Audio Technician at my church • Advisory Board – Alexander Briseno Leadership Development Program - 2011 • Valero Pro Am Golf Tournament volunteer – 2007- 2016 • Board Member American Cancer Society - Hutchinson County -1997 – 2000 • Certified S.C.B.A. Diver - Current • Board of Directors Fritch Day Care - 1994 -95 • Treasurer - Northern Panhandle Foster Parent Association 1993-94 • Emergency Medical Technician - 1991 – 1993 • President Amarillo Community Center Board of Directors (two terms) - 1981 -1983

Bibliography & References available upon request

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