Work History

Work History
2010 - Present

Global EHS Manager

GE Oil & Gas ESP

GE Oil & Gas ESP is one of the western world's largest electric submersible pump manufacturers and service companies, and offers a comprehensive range of electric submersible pump solutions to the world-wide oil production industry. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the company operates in 20 countries around the world.

2009 - 2010

Director - Stewardship & Sustainability

Agilis Group, Inc.

Agilis Group is an EHS management support corporation specializing in the development and implementation of integrated custom safety programs, custom EHS management support software and consulting services to meet unique client’s needs.Establish business credibility and differentiation by focusing on brand and reputation enhancement through the integration of EHS Management Systems, identifying and reducing supply chain risks, defining organizational development, creating value added metrics and building best in class programs.

2007 - 2009

Senior Director Environmental, Health & Safety

C&S Wholesale

$19 billion privately held food distributor and retailer, employing some 18,000 associates the company distributes food to supermarkets, retail stores, and military bases. Currently, C&S serves over 5,000 stores from some 70 locations in 12 states.

Led the establishment of EHS as an organizational business resource, driving cultural change, building effective strategies, ensuring regulatory compliance and the roll out of best in class programs.  Built a team of six Regional EHS Managers, a Fire Prevention Services Manager and a First Response Program Manager. $1.8M operating budget.

  • Vision/Strategy - led change from a highly decentralized organization to a regionalized Safety, Health and Environment operation that is aligned with the corporate business strategy. Developed the vision, strategic plan and structure that have positioned EHS as a business partner to supply chain, operations, human resources, legal and external customers and vendors.
  • Cultural Change - led the change from a 'command and control' environment to a leadership and skills based approach that encourages the involvement of all associates at all levels of the business leading to improved workplace relationships and employee retention.
  • Safety Incentive Programs - developed and rolled out points based safety incentive program that created personal accountability for safety at a local level. Reduced injuries and incident rates by 17% and associated workers compensation costs by $2.3M.
  • Machinery & Equipment - partnered with engineering and operations to pilot a mechanical handling equipment program to reduce injuries, improve quality, reduce facility damage and increase visibility into equipment utilization data with an estimated three-year payback on an overall $30M investment.
  • Programs - developed and rolled out quantifiable facility inspection program, OSHA and EPA regulatory (PSM/RMP, RCRA, SARA, SWPPP, SPCC etc.) baseline audits.
  • Facility Turnaround - Utilizing proven project management methodologies introduced 90 day action plan disciplines to turn around poor performing facilities.
2003 - 2007

Global Director – Risk Management

Recall Corporation

$600M worldwide leader providing document management, data protection and secure destruction services through four independent business lines in 24 countries (300 locations) across five continents. Recall is a business unit of Brambles Industrial Services (BIL), a $5B global support services group headquartered in Sydney, Australia.

Developed and rolled out a Global Risk Management strategy across the organization. Areas of expertise include Safety, Security, Health & Environment (SSHE) as well as insurance based loss prevention and risk management functions.  Working within a matrix organization had line management accountability for regional SSHE and Risk functions in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Australasia as well as direct line Executive Board reporting under international corporate governance guidelines.

  • Organization - Introduced skills based organizational structure for global risk management functions. Developed job descriptions and skills profile for placing Regional Risk Managers in Europe, Brazil and APAC, resulting in improved communications, incident control and consistent roll out of Global Standards in support of the Regional business units.
  • Standards and Policy - Wrote and directed the global roll out of corporate environmental, safety and health policies, standards and programs in line with the needs of the business.
  • Business Partnerships - Partnered with executive and functional management teams to link programs, standards and metrics with their business strategy and operating plans to achieve improved efficiency resulting in reduced direct and indirect costs to the business.
  • Management Framework - developed and rolled out a Global SSHE Management System framework to ensure consistent program alignment which resulted in reduced Lost Time Injury Frequency and Severity rates (LTIFR and LTISR) of 67% and 53% respectively through best practice sharing and the implementation of standardized return to work programs.
  • Insurance Market Representation - Improved market perception of the company risk profile to brokers and underwriters while improved claims controls resulted in Global insurance premium cost reductions of 20% and direct claims reductions of $1.3M ($5.2M in indirect costs).
  • Enterprise Risk Control - Managed quarterly reporting and tracking procedures for the identification and control of Enterprise Business Risks programs including Business Continuity, IT Integrity, Operating Costs, Customer Retention, Mergers and Acquisitions.
1993 - 2003

Corporate Environmental, Safety & Health Manager

Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company

$4.7B publicly held world leading global manufacturer and distributor of confectionary products in 180 countries.

Corporate Environmental, Safety & Health Manager, (2001-2003)

Safety and Health Compliance Manager, (1995-2001)

Relocated to US from the UK to establish worldwide corporate strategy, structure and function for safety and health overseeing 18 manufacturing facilities and 8 sales offices worldwide.  Added Environmental responsibility and promoted to Environmental, Safety and Health Manager in 2001.  Built and developed a team of three regional managers for the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and India (EMEAI), a Global Occupational Health Manager, and a Regional Support Manager.

  • Metrics - Introduced key financial metrics and reporting systems that supported corporate business strategy to increase production efficiency, reduce cost of goods and overhead, manage risk and reduce direct and indirect costs associated with incidents.
  • Audit Process - Developed a global, software-based process for auditing all facilities against a framework for compliance with local regulations, best practices, corporate standards and the establishment of internationally recognized management systems.
  • Technology Solutions - Instrumental in the initial development and global rollout of a company-wide intranet, resulting in the sharing of knowledge databases, solutions, and all EHS documentation.
  • Environmental Management - Developed and rolled out pollution prevention and energy efficiency pilot programs which realized $1 million in savings at three facilities in a six month period.
  • European Union (EU) Directives - Established a European-wide machinery safety task force to address common issues at all facilities worldwide resulting in improved safety globally.

Safety, Health, Environment and Security Manager, Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom, 1993-1995

  • Training Management - Developed and conducted various training courses for all employees, ranging from Lock Out/Tag Out and Confined Space Entry to ergonomic awareness and health promotion.
  • Capital Spending - Partnered with external regulatory authorities, including Health and Safety Executive (U.K.) and Employment Advisory Service (EMAS), to develop appropriate strategies in line with legislation that enabled company to better direct EHS spending.
  • Statistical Reporting - Produced annual statistics to address regulatory and voluntary reporting needs.  This resulted in the avoidance of fines and external recognition for company programs
1992 - 1993

Logistics & Distribution Manager

Unichem Plc (now Alliance Healthcare)

Full-line wholesaler and distributor of medicines and over the counter products to retail and hospital pharmacies and dispensing doctors. Alliance Healthcare operates eleven service delivery centres across the UK and is also the sole logistics service provider for the distribution of Pfizer prescription medicines across the UK.

Led team of three managers in ensuring smooth running of all aspects of warehousing and distribution operations, with over 350 customers.Handled budgeting, training, administration, hiring, shift patterns, quality, and safety and health.Managed operations in a JIT manner.

Education

Education
Jan 2003 - Dec 2005

Master of Science

http://www.bris.ac.uk/

Occupational Safety and Health is a fast growing employment sector of the economy which

demands structured academic and training provision for the growing workforce, and

changing workplace environments.

The MSc Occupational Safety and Health is a postgraduate degree that provides a

distinctive educational and training experience to meet the requirements of occupational

safety and health practice at a higher level than that typically associated with a professional

first degree. The programme provides two entry pathways; to those holding the NEBOSH

National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health and to those holding a first

degree in a relevant subject.

This programme provides for a distinct advantage to those in occupational safety and health

practice or to those in related areas who need;

i) career development in new areas of knowledge and professional skills and

ii) research skills applied to specialist areas

The overall aim of the programme is to provide vocational education at postgraduate level

that is academically rigorous and relevant to the professional skills of the occupational

safety and health practitioner.

Graduates will have acquired knowledge and skills, and obtained

experience in decision-making to contribute at an advanced level to problem solving and

implementation in occupational safety and health practice. Hence, they will be able to

contribute to the development of practice and be able to respond to and initiate change in

line with contemporary and emergent issues.

Jan 1990 - Jun 1992

NEBOSH Diploma

http://www.bristol.ac.uk/

The NEBOSH National Diploma is a prestigious and demanding professional qualification for those wanting to forward their career in Occupational Health and Safety Practice. Now firmly established as the UK's leading qualification for health and safety professionals, the NEBOSH Diploma is rapidly being recognised internationally as the standard for health and safety professionals.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

SUMMARY

A “hands on”, pragmatic, results driven safety, health and environmental professional with broad based global experience building compliance and best in class programs for engineering, manufacturing, distribution and supply chain organizations. A strong project manager (green belt Six Sigma trained) who delivers quantifiable benefits aligned with the business direction measured against clearly defined metrics. Creates and establishes relationships at all levels of the organization to enable the development and roll out of sustainable initiatives that continually add value and drive business improvement opportunities by leveraging operational capability and delivering financial benefits.

Skilled in legal compliance (OSHA/EPA/DOT), auditing, international management systems (ISO 9000, ISO 14000, OHSAS 18000, GMP (HACCP)), driver safety, behavior based programs, EHS technology solutions, Business Continuity Planning (BCP), supply chain risk assessment and sustainability development.

Certifications

Certifications

European Occupational Safety & Health Manager

ENSHPO

Professional Environmental (Safety & Health) Auditor

Board of Environmental Auditor Certifications