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Expert in Chemical Company Site and Corporate Crisis Management Planning and Security Assessment

Expert ID: 724848 New Jersey, USA

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He has over 25 years in chemical plant manufacturing as well as 2 years as Corporate Safety Director. Operating a safe plant is key to a successful manufacturing operation. As plant manager he reduced an OSHA injury rate of over 10 to less than 2 in 3 years. Key to this success was strong leadership and the use of appropriate goals for all levels in the plant.

He has over 25 years in chemical plant manufacturing experience from development engineering to plant manager of a plant with a $115,000,000 operating budget and 700 employees. As plant manager he was responsible for all aspects of the operation including maintenance, quality control, accounting, development engineering, process engineering, environmental/health and safety and human resources. He successfully conducted labor contract negotiations every two years resulting in major changes in corporate benefits and productivity improvements.

He reengineered most of the plant operations including decentralizing major staff departments. Eliminated 70 hourly and 20 salary employees without a layoff - using attrition and planning.

As a senior plant manager he lead an effort to design a plan for involvement of corporate management in major chemical incidents at company facilities and during transportation. Expert has refined this initial experience and now provides support to chemical companies both for corporate support in crisis management and plant emergency preparedness. He has constructed and redesigned corporate crisis plans as well as providing ongoing support through training and by conducting emergency response drills and tabletop exercises.

He developed a Corporate Crisis management plan for 2 chemical companies - from scratchHe has conducted drills and training for multiple chemical companiesHe has developed a corporate security standard for a chemical companyHe has conducted security vulnerability assessments and developed security plans to meet the MTSA (Maritime Transportation Security Act)

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York - Yonkers, New York - Newark, New Jersey - Jersey City, New Jersey - Paterson, New Jersey - Elizabeth, New Jersey - Trenton, New Jersey - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Allentown, Pennsylvania - Reading, Pennsylvania

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1965 Degree: BS ChE Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: University of Wisconsin
Year: 1975 Degree: MBA Subject: Marketing Institution: Temple University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1965 to 1997 Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: He has developed or participated in the development of Corporate Crisis Management plans for several major chemical companies, including table top exercises, training and drills. Expert has also conducted Security Vulnerability Analysis for major chemical companies, developed a security standard for a major chemical company, and developed Facility Security Plans to meet the Coast Guard MTSA requirements.
Years: 1965 to 1997 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Plant Manager Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: He has over 32 years experience in the chemical industry with 25 years in manufacturing including 8 years as a plant manager and 2 years as Corporate Safety Director.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Training to conduct security vulnerability assessment
Other Relevant Experience
Developed and conducted crisis scenario.
Conducted security vulnerability assessments

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