Expert in Technical Group Management: Environment Health & Safety, Quality Assurance, Project Management
Expert has extensive experience in the establishment and management of Environment, Health and Safety programs. At Brown and Williamson Tobacco Corporation he oversaw the establishment of an EHS management system and organization. Manufacturing facilities were accepted into the OSHA VPP and EPA Performance Track programs and attained ISO 14000 certification. Expert dealt directly with regulators to resolve noncompliance issues.
As the Global Head of EHS for British American Tobacco he was responsible for the governance of EHS activities for a multinational company operating in over 100 countries. Expert modified EHS reporting systems to comply with the Global Reporting Initiative and dealt directly with external stakeholders to resolve issues and foster partnerships. Under his leadership British American Tobacco consistently achieved accident reduction and environmental targets.
As the Director of Quality Assurance for Brown and Williamson Tobacco, Expert was responsible for a Quality program that was tied directly to a consumer information system utilizing toll free telephone numbers on product packaging. That system provided for early detection of product defects and consumer preferences and enabled a continuous reduction in consumer complaints. Expert improved the effectiveness and reduced the cost of quality sampling through the application of statistical techniques to sampling programs. Under Expert's leadership manufacturing facilities achieved ISO 9000 certification. Expert was a member of the Global Quality Council for British American Tobacco, the parent company to Brown and Williamson.
As the Director of Engineering for Brown and Williamson Tobacco Corporation, Expert managed activities that implemented improvements in production systems after economic analysis against consumer complaint reduction.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Indianapolis, Indiana - Muncie, Indiana - Columbus, Ohio - Cincinnati, Ohio - Dayton, Ohio - Springfield, Ohio - Hamilton, Ohio - Middletown, Ohio - Lexington, Kentucky - Louisville, Kentucky
|Year: 1971||Degree: Bachelor of Science||Subject: Mechanical Engineering||Institution: University of Kentucky|
|Years: 2002 to 2005||Employer: British American Tobacco||Title: Global Head of EHS||Department: Manufacturing||Responsibilities: Responsible for the governance of the Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) program, global EHS reporting, auditing, training, and interaction with external stakeholders. Chaired the Global EHS Council. Based in London, United Kingdom. Seconded to BAT from Brown and Williamson Tobacco, a member of the BAT group. Retired in 2005.|
|Years: 2001 to 2002||Employer: Brown and Williamson Tobacco Corporation||Title: Director of Quality and EHS||Department: Operations||Responsibilities: Responsible for the management of the corporate quality assurance and environment-health-safety programs. He was a member of the BAT Group Quality Assurance and EHS Councils.|
|Years: 1993 to 2001||Employer: Brown and Williamson Tobacco Corporation||Title: Director of Engineering||Department: Operations||Responsibilities: Responsible for all engineering activities, process development, operations information technology, capital budgets, and environment-health-safety.|
|Years: 1982 to 1993||Employer: Brown and Williamson Tobacco Corporation||Title: Manager Plant Engineering and Design||Department: Operations||Responsibilities: Responsible for engineering in support of processing and fixed plant systems, process development, and environment-health-safety.|
|Years: 1973 to 1982||Employer: Brown and Williamson Tobacco Corporation||Title: Project Manager||Department: Operations||Responsibilities: Responsible for executing a wide variety of projects. Steadily advanced from the position of Project Engineer to Project Manager.|
|Years: 1972 to 1973||Employer: Tennessee Valley Authority||Title: Mechanical Engineer||Department: Division of Engineering Design||Responsibilities: Nuclear steam systems design.|
|Years: 1972 to 1973||Agency: Tennesee Valley Authority||Role: Mechanical Engineer||Description: Nuclear steam systems design.|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 2002 to 2005||Country / Region: All Global Regions||Summary: Expert was based in London, United Kingdom as the Global Head of EHS for British American Tobacco. During that time he traveled frequently and extensively to Europe, Asia, North America, South America and Africa. Activities included attending regional meetings, conducting training, interacting with stakeholders, attending conferences, and giving speeches.|
|Years: 1982 to 2001||Country / Region: Europe||Summary: Traveled frequently to Europe to coordinate with machinery suppliers|
|Years: 1999 to 2000||Country / Region: Central and South America||Summary: Traveled frequently to Central and South America while providing engineering support to British American Tobacco Group companies.|
|Training / Seminars|
|Environment, Health and Safety Management System
Environment, Health and Safety Auditing
EHS Reporting in Compliance with the Global Reporting Initiative.
|Other Relevant Experience|
|Particularly skilled at developing management systems and organization structures, having done so for EHS, Quality Assurance. Also developed a contingency management system and organization structure in preparation for possible FDA regulation of tobacco manufacturing.|