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Executive Management/Director HSE

Houston, Texas, United States
October 19, 2016

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Patricia A. Brush

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Katy, Texas 77493

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Professional Summary

Skilled executive with 20+ years leadership and process improvement experience with specific focus in the areas of Health, Safety, Environment, Security, Quality, and Risk Management (HSESQRM). Most recently managed a global team of HSESQRM professionals during engineering, procurement, construction project and manufacturing activities. High energy and enjoy direct engagement with field activities. Strong leadership and strategic planning competencies with a focus on high performance teambuilding that produces results by creating a motivating, challenging and reinforcing environment.


Air Liquide (AL)

Nov ’15 – Jul ‘16 Global E&C Solutions - VP, HSE, Security & Industrial Risk Management, reporting to CEO. Continued responsibility for HSE, Security & Industrial Risk Management, following re-organization that shifted Quality function to Project Controls and Commercial Risk Management. Accepted Voluntary Separation Package from Global E&C Solutions on July 1, 2016.

Apr ‘11-Nov ‘15 Global E&C Solutions - VP, HSE, Security, Quality, Industrial Risk Mgmt.

(Apr 2011-Mar 2012 – Houston, Texas, Mar 2012 – Aug 2014 – Frankfurt, Germany, Aug 2014 – present – Houston, Texas) – Reporting to Global E&C CEO. Responsible for development of the HSES, Quality, and Industrial Risk Management strategic direction for the E&C business line jointly with the line management, focusing on leadership and performance improvement; development and implementation of functional policies, procedures, and standards consistent with AL Group; providing the infrastructure, environment, knowledge, skills, and tools to implement and further develop functional systems in order to achieve Safety, Quality, and Industrial Risk Management excellence to meet the Group, business line and project goals. During 2011-2014, reduced lost time accidents by over 50% and overall number of injuries by 20% through the implementation of Potential Severity as a leading indicator (Jan. 2011) and Actively Caring Together (ACT) program (2014). Successful implementation of a global web-based accident & incident management system 2013-2015.

May ‘09 – Apr ‘11 Air Liquide Process and Construction, E&C North America (NAM), Houston,

TX – Director, HSE, Security, and Quality – Reporting to NAM CEO.

Responsibilities included: management of HSES, quality and risk management functions, including resource allocation; developing process improvement and implementing quality innovations; providing HSES, risk management, and quality program guidance, policies, standards, and procedures.

External Experience – Bechtel (Oil, Gas & Chemicals, OG&C – Houston, Texas)

May ‘04 – May ‘09 Environmental, Safety, and Health Process Improvement Manager –

Responsible for the learning & development, Six Sigma, and central functions representation for all ES&H personnel worldwide; managing ES&H incident database; compiling functional and operating committee reviews; managing ES&H budgets and personnel for Oil, Gas & Chemicals division; developing and enhancing ES&H website, developing strategies to improve ES&H processes; and tracking progress of Six Sigma projects.

Mar ‘03 – May ‘04 ES&H Projects Manager – Responsible for developing, coordinating,

and measuring performance of ES&H management system as implemented on OG&C projects, reporting directly to Projects’ Manager/Director and allocation of ES&H personnel on Houston led projects. This included alignment with customer’s ES&H plans and requirements, from proposal stage through commissioning.

Jan ’01 – Mar ’03 Six Sigma Black Belt – responsible for conducting process improvement

projects in the following E&C functions: procurement, traffic and logistics, engineering, and construction.

Jul ’98 – Jan ’01 Executive Assistant to Houston Engineering Office Manager –

Responsible for: training office management employees in performance based leadership; working with Project and Functional Managers alignment / improvement leadership team on special improvement projects; working with teams in Phoenix office to improve support functions (HR) performance; and managing re-organization of new Business Portfolio.

Apr ’97 – Jul ’98 Environmental Project Lead / Project Excellence Facilitator for Union

Carbide Taft Butanol 2 project – Taft, Louisiana. Responsible for developing and implementing cost and value awareness savings program (home office & field); project capitalization; teambuilding; developing and maintaining the project objectives performance metrics. Environmental responsibilities – preparing Environmental Premise / Design Basis as part of the Basic Facilities Scope package.

Jan ’94 – Apr ’97 Air Quality Supervisor – Responsible for managing air quality group and

developing air quality permit applications in coordination with customer and state / federal regulatory agencies for EPC projects in the US, Venezuela, and Mexico.

Apr ‘ 90 – Jan ‘ 94 Environmental Coordinator / Manager – Responsible for coordination of

of air, wastewater, and solid/hazardous waste activities for US projects including the development of permit applications to allow construction and operation.

Other Experience

Mar ’89 – Apr ‘ 90 NUS Halliburton, Houston, Texas – Environmental Coordinator /Manager

May ‘88 – Mar ’89 Source Environmental, Houston, Texas – Environmental Consultant

Sep ’87 – May ’88 Post-graduate studies – University of Texas Health Science Center

Sep ’85 – Sep ’87 City of Houston Health Department, Houston, Texas – Water and Dairy

Laboratory Assistant Supervisor – Responsible for assisting supervision of water & dairy lab personnel and conducting water & dair sample testing. Additionally worked in Mircrobiology lab performing HIV, STD, and communicable disease testing.

Jan ’80 – Mar ’80 Naval Ocean Research, Development, Bay St. Louis, MS – Physical Science Technician

Other Experience (cont’d)

Jun ’84 – Sep ’85 Rice University, Houston, Texas – Research Assistant for Genetics Research

Grant. Responsible for setting up and conducting genetic mapping experiments.

Jan ’80 – Mar ‘ 80 NORDA (Naval Ocean Research and Development Administration), Bay St.

Louis, MS – Research Technician. Responsible for assisting staff in computer programming for buoy tracking activities in the Gulf of Mexico.

Education / Certifications:

B.S., Biology, Longwood University, 1977

M.S. Oceanography, Old Dominion University, 1979

Post-graduate studies (all except dissertation), Community Health, Univ. of Texas Health Science Center

Certified Facilitator, Bechtel Corp., 1998

Performance Based Leadership Consultant certification, CLG, 2000

Six Sigma Black Belt, SSI, 2002

Root Cause Analysis, 2002

Six Sigma Yellow Belt Instructor, SSI, 2003

OSHA 30, Robert Cranmer instructor (Air Liquide) - 2009

Language Proficiency:

English – fluent; French – beginner; German – beginner/intermediate


Completed 2 year assignment in Frankfurt Germany (Jul 2012 – Aug 2014)

Relocated back to USA (Houston, Texas – Aug 2014)

Houston, Texas – preferred location

Professional Organizations:

Air & Waste Management Association: Board of Directors (Jan 2012-Jan 2015); Technical Council past-chair (Jan2015-Jan2017); active member since 1991

Publications: Publication list available upon request

Salary Requirements: negotiable

References: Provided upon request

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