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Expert in Technical Group Management: Environment Health & Safety, Quality Assurance, Project Management

Expert ID: 726545 Kentucky, USA

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As the former Director of Engineering for Brown and Williamson Tobacco Corporation, Expert has extensive experience in the management of diverse technical activities. Those activities included engineering design, construction, process development, information systems, process control, manufacturing planning, project analysis, capital budgeting and packaging design. Those activities were applied to bulk processing systems, discrete manufacturing, buildings, utilities and new product development.

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

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1971 Degree: Bachelor of Science Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: University of Kentucky

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
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.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1972 to 1973 Agency: Tennesee Valley Authority Role: Mechanical Engineer Description: Nuclear steam systems design.

International Experience

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.

Additional Experience

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.

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