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Manager Safety

Asheville, North Carolina, United States
May 27, 2018

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*** ******* ***** **** ■ Paris, KY 40361 ■ 859-***-**** ■


Top-performing and results-driven EHS Specialist with extensive experience in hazardous waste management, transportation, and disposal. Broad knowledge of waste water, lead, and chemical handling requirements with thorough understanding of OSHA, EPA, RCRA, and DOT regulations. Proven ability to plan and direct environmental initiatives to optimize business procedures and project development efforts.

Expertise improving water treatment processes, implementing new technology, and driving significant revenue growth and cost savings. Outstanding communication skills with capability to interface with clients, engineers, contractors, and other team members. Respected leader and valued contributor to project teams with commitment to enhancing safety and increasing productivity.

Expertise Includes:

■ Inspection & Auditing

■ Regulatory Compliance

■ Leadership & Teambuilding

■ Policy & Procedure Development

■ Program Management

■ ISO /QS Auditor

■ Risk Assessment

■ Records Management

■ Staff Training & Development

■ AutoCAD

■ MS Office Suite & Lotus Notes


Avantor Materials in Paris Kentucky 2014-2016

EHS&S Manager- Avantor is the Old Mallinckrodt Baker Plant where Chemicals are repackaged. I was responsible for Air Permit a Synthetic Major with the State and Region 4 EPA. Focused on PSM and Storm Water. We also had an Waste Water Plant for elementary neutralization. Supervised six associates in EHSS group. I had Security too. We were regulated under Homeland Security for chemicals.

Controlled EHSS Budget of $2,000,000 Annually

Safety side we lowered out TIRR from a 8 to 0.55 in two years did this by having an Safety and Ergonomic Committee and made major improvements to work stations. Developed a Safety Observation Program that we were 87% successful and repairing any Safety Related issues in less than 30 days. Moto was Safety First!

Health side we conducted annual employee physicals and IH monitoring. For 2016 we only had 1 Recordable injury vs. 2014 there were 8. From a safety perspective I spent 70% of my time on the floor fixing issues.

We did not have any Air or RCRA or Water issues from 2014 through July 2016

Updated all LO/TO specific procedures/ Updated Confided Space training

Purchased new ERT Gear for all active members updated Annual training and Certifications

Made major updates to Fire System and Fire Doors

EnerSys, Inc. ■ Richmond, KY 2006 to 2014

EHS Manager

Enlisted to improve regulatory performance for world’s largest industrial battery manufacturer with more than 500 employees at Richmond plant. Evaluate and analyze work environments and develop programs/procedures to mitigate and prevent injuries including delivering training in safety and lead exposure and monitoring lead levels in air and blood. Report directly to Plant Manager and supervise staff of 7. Prepare and administer $1.6M annual budget and maintain environmental permits for air, waste, waste water, and storm water. Direct EHS initiatives and audit waste vendors to confirm compliance with applicable regulations and drive continuous improvement. Compile company safety and regulatory records. Oversee waste management functions, conduct thorough inspections and PPE checks, and perform comprehensive surveys of oxide mill bag houses on daily basis.

Saved more than $3M in the last 6 years by initiating multiple upgrades:

-Established new waste water system to ensure full regulatory compliance and received award from Kentucky/Tennessee Water Association for “Most Improved Industrial Waste Water System” in 2008.

-Replaced all sulfuric acid containers with double-walled tanks on 3 oxide mill bag houses, cutting sulfuric acid costs by $50K+.

-Researched and installed HEPA filters for oxide mill bag houses to control emissions and successfully completed and passed testing for all emission points.

Reduced accident rating from 10.3 to 3.3 in one year.

Instituted EHS training course for all 500 personnel, rewrote mobile equipment instruction manual, and expanded safety program by adding hourly employees as representatives to Safety and Ergonomic Committee.

Restructured LO/TO program including documentation, training, and ID signs to guarantee adherence to OSHA requirements.

Effectively managed blood lead program and generated 100% participation in testing for employees under 30.

Nestlé ■ Mt. Sterling, KY 2003 to 2006

Environmental, Industrial Engineering, and Waste Water Manager

Provided expertise in waste management and process improvement for food production facility manufacturing “Hot Pockets” products with 1.5K employees. Directed CDM maintenance and waste water operations at treatment plant with 1M gallon per day (MGD) capacity. Held full responsibility for regulatory compliance, environmental permits, and reporting.

Delivered numerous significant contributions and saved more than $1M over tenure by spearheading the following operational improvements:

-Increased kitchen efficiency 30% by purchasing meat slicer capable of handling 5K lbs. per hour.

-Implemented new system for cleaning crew and new trash collection procedures to prevent infiltration from insects.

-Devised waste minimization program that generated more than $100K in annual savings.

-Established initiative to send scrap dough to dog food manufacturing facility.

-Oversaw construction of waste water facility and procured new chemical to enhance waste water handling and solve issues regarding total suspended solids (TSS) and biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) levels.

Selected as leader of Operation Improvement Team (OIT) for 6-month project investigating cost-cutting measures and orchestrated development, equipment layout, and installation of new sub product line.

Key member of Safety Committee and played vital role in registering 2M hours with zero lost time accidents.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky (TMMK), Inc. ■ Georgetown, KY 1994 to 2003

Waste Manager

Hired to preside over waste and recycling functions, permits, and reporting for Toyota’s Georgetown plant. Led 55 employees and ensure compliance with RCRA regulations.

Increased recycling by 30% and reduced waste by 60%, cutting costs more than $500K annually.

Participated in hot part shipment audit that saved more than $4M in one year.

Chosen to serve on 2 project teams responsible for assisting in construction of production facilities in Indiana and West Virginia.

Developed and implemented ISO 14001 standards.

Generated additional savings by transitioning to in-house trash hauling and establishing equipment exchange program to decrease disposal costs.

Additional Experience as Environmental Technician for AMD, Austin, TX


BS in Chemical Engineering ■ University of Texas – Austin, Austin, TX

Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM)

Certified ISO 14001 Auditor

First Aid and CPR Certified

OSHA 40-hr. HAZWOPER, 503, 501 “Train the Trainer,” and Basic Safety training

First Responder and Incident Commander training


Kentucky/Tennessee Water Association

Air and Waste Management Association

Battery Council International (BCI)

Safety Manager – Friends of Stoner Creek Group and Annual Picnic

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