2017 EHS & Sustainability Software Speakers
Don Ahearn, President; xOverTime Inc.
Don Ahearn has over 30 years of engineering, consulting and software experience across several industries such as aerospace, automotive, energy (O&G and utilities), general manufacturing, pharmaceutical, chemical, food and beverage, and financial. He has helped many clients evaluate and implement software for EH&S, manufacturing, business, marketing and financial solutions. For the past three years Don has been a Director at xOverTime Inc. where the company is merging cloud technology with Excel to allow EHS staff to get the data management and reporting benefits of an EMIS while letting them stay in control of their calculations in Excel. Don holds a bachelor's in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Southern University with extended studies towards MS at Wright State University and MBA from Georgia State University.
Rick Barker, Corporate Ergonomics Specialist; Inteva Products LLC
Rick Barker is responsible for developing, implementing, and supporting the global ergonomics program, including manufacturing and new product development. He works with safety and plant management at each global site to establish performance measures and goals to improve their overall ergonomics process performance.
Rick holds a Master of Arts degree in Human Factors from the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. He has achieved recognition as a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE).
Peter S. Bussey, Research Analyst; LNS Research
Peter Bussey is lead Research Analyst for Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) and sustainability management at LNS Research. He analyzes industry trends and best practices, and advises EHS business leaders and technology providers in applying those insights. Pete brings 30 years of experience focused on EHS management in manufacturing, consulting and information technology organizations. Before LNS, he headed EHS and sustainability go-to-market initiatives at SAP, the global enterprise software company. Pete's prior industry experience includes EHS practitioner roles at Alcoa, and EHS consulting to Fortune 500 industrial clients while at Michael Baker Corp. and Arthur D. Little. He holds master's degrees in environmental health sciences and public management from Harvard and Carnegie Mellon respectively, and a BA in natural sciences from Johns Hopkins.
Kristin Colberg, Global Environmental Manager; H.B. Fuller Co.
Kristin Colberg has more than 20 years of EHS experience managing, designing, operating, and maintaining remediation projects for large multinational companies. Her extensive regulatory experience includes RCRA, CERCLA, CAA, and CWA. Kristin has been responsible for negotiations with both state and federal regulators, as well as regulators in Brazil, Canada, and the European Union. In her role at H.B. Fuller, Kristin provides justification to upper management for large, legacy liability projects to obtain budget and set necessary reserves for funding. To accomplish this successfully, Kristin employs enhanced data visualization technology to support her investment recommendations.
Aubrey Cowart, Senior Risk Analyst; Dean Foods
Aubrey Cowart is a mathematician with a dream of becoming the oldest child prodigy in the finger painting medium. When she isn't working on her next masterpiece, she is creating visualizations of big data in Tableau.
Mick Durham, Director of Environmental Services; Grain Processing Corp.
Mick Durham is Director of Environmental Services for Grain Processing Corporation in Muscatine, Iowa and is a registered Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP). He has been with GPC for 9 years and is responsible for air, water and waste compliance. Prior to his current position, he held various positions for Stanley Consultants Inc., an international consulting firm. In his 26 years with Stanley Consultants, he worked on numerous environmental projects and headed the Environmental Division. Mick started his career as an Environmental Specialist and Environmental Program Supervisor for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
Jackie Ednave, HSE Coordinator; NuStar West Coast Region
Jackie graduated from California State University of Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and minor in Chemistry. She has been working with NuStar Energy during her undergraduate studies which has lead up to her current role as a Health, Safety and Environmental Coordinator. Jackie manages compliance tracking for the West Coast region including all seven facilities. She oversees the auditing process for the region by coordinating and conducting quarterly audits as well as ensuring completion of corrective actions. She also manages incidents and compliance tasking using regAction software.
Laura Espinoza, EHS&S Specialist II; Apache Corp.
Laura Espinoza is an Environmental, Health and Safety Specialist at Apache Corporation with experience in both corporate and operating region EH&S. She has experience in environmental health and regulatory compliance as it applies to the oil and gas sector. Ms. Espinoza is a licensed Professional Engineer whose role within Apache helps maintain corporate level environmental goals within the limits of daily operational complexities. She has helped implement Avocet and ACTS within her operating region as well as acted as a liaison to fill in data gaps between Apache staff, software inputs and regulatory requirements.
Harold Gubnitsky, President and Chief Strategy Officer; ProcessMap Corp.
Harold Gubnitsky is the President of ProcessMAP Corporation, headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Harold provides strategic, bottom-line focused guidance for risk mitigation and safety performance management to ProcessMAP's global customers across diverse industry sectors, including customers such as Fiat Chrysler, US Foods, Johnson Controls, Harley Davidson, Cablevision, and USG.
Vijay Gudivaka, CEO; E2ManageTech Inc.
Vijay assists large global corporations across the world implement, embed, and sustain effective enterprise-wide EH&S performance, compliance, safety, and risk management strategies and solutions. Working collaboratively with C-level executives, decision-makers, and stakeholders across various functions in an organization, he co-creates robust strategies and execution plans to transform the way companies address the people, organization, process, technology and organizational change management aspects of sustainable EH&S and risk management programs. Mr. Gudivaka holds a B.E and M.S in Engineering and a MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and has worked globally in the sustainability and EH&S market for over 26 years.
Donavan Hornsby, Vice President & Corporate Strategy Executive; Gensuite LLC
Donavan Hornsby is Vice President with Gensuite LLC, software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider of Gensuite®, the award-winning suite of cloud-based software solutions enabling compliance and management systems excellence across EH&S, Quality, Sustainability, Security, Responsible Sourcing, and Product Compliance. As Vice President, Donavan leads Gensuite's Strategy and Business Development group, including strategic business development, partnerships, and platform innovations. Prior to joining Gensuite in 2001, Donavan held various leadership roles within the technology and service sectors. Donavan received his MBA with distinction from the University of Louisville and his undergraduate degree from DePauw University. Outside of his professional commitments, Donavan leads a non-profit organization, working with landowners to protect and conserve land with special natural, agricultural or scenic value in northern Kentucky and surrounding regions.
David Hadzinsky, Director, EHS; PCC Airfoils LLC
Dave Hadzinsky has been with PCC Airfoils for 27 years and is responsible for the EHS compliance and sustainability programs within the Division. To accomplish the goal of compliance and use of sustainable programs, he has an established a team of EHS professionals and encourages networking within the Division and Corporation. Dave also hosts the Annual Facilities Conference. The Conference invites Facilities Managers and Facilities Engineers from the Corporation's six Divisions. The goal of the annual conference is to share facilities management ideas to help reduce costs and maintain our manufacturing sites in an effective and efficient manner.
Prior to his role with PCC he was the Corporate EHS Auditor for Eagle-Picher Industries and an OSHA Industrial Hygiene Compliance Officer. In his various roles he has performed inspections and EHS audits at over 300 facilities across North America and Europe.
Dave holds a Bachelor's degree in Biology from the College of Wooster in Ohio.
Allie Janoch, CEO; Mapistry
Allie is the CEO of Mapistry, which she founded in 2013. Mapistry is stormwater expertise for the internet age. Using a combination of education, services and technology, Mapistry customers are finally confident that they are in compliance with industrial stormwater regulations. Stormwater is an often neglected pillar of environmental and water protection, but it is crucially important because stormwater is rarely treated before ending up in our rivers and lakes. At Mapistry, our goal is to make stormwater compliance so easy, companies can't keep putting it on the back burner. Mapistry's stormwater focused software has given Allie a front row seat to the recent trends in EHS software and services and the ways in which Mapistry is bucking the trend. Taking an uncommon approach to solving a common problem has given her insight into the real reasons customers are looking for EHS software and the complicated challenges they are looking to solve.
Before founding Mapistry, Allie previously developed a new consumer product that relied on computer vision and machine learning to organize and search photos. This technology, developed at IQ Engines (acquired by Yahoo), is now making Flickr image search smart. Prior to Yahoo/IQE, Allie worked at MIT's Lincoln Labs on computer vision technology for the Air Force. Allie has BS in Computer Science from the University of Maryland and an MS in computer science from University of California, Berkeley.
Scott Kaufman, Cofounder; PeerAspect
Scott is the Co-founder of PeerAspect, a software and services company simplifies the process of collecting supply chain data. PeerAspect does this with a combination of technology and people - software to make the process efficient and transparent, and services to fill in the gaps that the technology can't quite address. Most of our work is in various kinds of compliance data collection and management, but we are the best solution for anyone that needs to get or share data in a fun, easy, efficient, and collaborative way.
Prior to founding PeerAspect, Scott was the US Head of Advisory Services at the Carbon Trust, where he helped to lead supply chain carbon strategy and reduction work with manufacturers and retailers. Scott has a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Columbia University, focusing on LCA in municipal solid waste management. Before that, Scott had several years of management experience in the environmental industry, working with the Columbia Earth Institute, PepsiCo International, RecycleBank and the New York City Department of Sanitation.
Scott was also recently featured in Slate's “Points of Courage” podcast about the challenges of being an entrepreneur after receiving a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease. He lives in Baltimore.
Sara Kitchens, CSP, PMP, EHSMIS Program Manager; Google Inc.
Sara has been with Google for over 7 years and is currently managing Google's Environmental, Health and Safety Management Information System for datacenters. She has been based in Moncks Corner, South Carolina since 2009 and recently received her PMP and CSP certifications. Prior to working for Google she worked as an Auxiliary Operator for SCANA Corporation and a Nuclear Electricians Mate, First Class for the US Navy. She holds a Master's Degree in Environmental Management from Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment.
Craig Laskowski, Project Manager, EHS Information Management; CH2M
Craig Laskowski has more than 21 years of experience in environmental, health, and safety (EHS) compliance and information technology (IT), including 19 years of EHS IM experience. Mr. Laskowski leads solution design for off the shelf and custom applications developed to measure compliance for various industries including aluminum and automobile manufacturing, as well as pharmaceutical and oil production. Applications are designed to provide clients the ability to demonstrate compliance with Title V, RACT, NSPS and other compliance requirements for various industry, state, and federal level compliance reporting. He specializes in designing and building interfaces with existing corporate enterprise systems to automate data capture and enable interoperability among systems – saving thousands of hours of manual entry through the database screens.
Kevin McKee, Senior Technical Consultant EHS Information Management; CH2M
Kevin McKee has 6 years of experience assisting clients with the selection, implementation, and sustainment of Environmental Management Information Systems (EMIS), delivering solutions for clients in the oil & gas, chemical, manufacturing, and energy sectors. He has experience with several industry-leading software platforms and configuring many different Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) applications. As a technical lead at CH2M, Mr. McKee is passionate about delivering sustainable EMIS solutions by maintaining steady involvement with his clients, drawing feedback throughout the implementation to best capture his clients' business processes. Mr. McKee is widely recognized in the EMIS industry for his expertise in implementing Air Emissions and Reporting solutions. Over his career, he has successfully configured hundreds of unique calculation methods, and is very familiar with many of the most pertinent and widely-used regulations and guidelines, such as 40 CFR 98 (EPA's Greenhouse Gas Mandatory Reporting Rule) and AP-42.
Julian Moffatt, Director of Environmental Solutions, VelocityEHS
Julian Moffatt has been designing and implementing electronic EH&S compliance solutions for the past 18 years. He is currently the Director of Environmental Solutions for VelocityEHS, and has previously held leadership positions within a number of EH&S software providers including Caribou Systems Inc., Blue292 Inc., and e3 Solutions Inc.
Margery Moore, Director, EHS Strategic Alliances; Bloomberg BNA
Margery Moore is Director of Business Development and EH&S Strategic Alliances for Bloomberg-BNA, a global publishing and media company. Margery works with a global network of organizations to develop environmental and sustainability information management systems that help many different types of corporations meet their compliance, and beyond compliance, requirements. She is currently digging deep into the older, well established compliance mindsets to identify key points where emerging issues around sustainability and climate change should be considered. She is a board member of ACCO - Association of Climate Change Officers (http://accoonline.org/), president of the charitable organization, The Institute for Sustainability Education & Action, Director with Hollyhock's Leadership Institute in Vancouver, BC. Plus she is advisor to ClimateAccess.org, a network of over 3000 climate professionals globally. She has a Masters in Environmental Management Information Systems, from University of Victoria, B.C. and lives part-time in DC, and in BC.
Sara Osterman, HSE Manager; Masco Corp.
Sara Osterman is the Manager of Health, Safety, and Environmental (HS&E) at Masco Corporation, a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of branded home improvement and building products.
Since joining Masco in 2015, Sara has worked closely with Masco's companies and leadership to ensure that HS&E practices, processes and programs are effectively deployed across the enterprise and comply with regulatory and company requirements. She leads Masco's Carbon Disclosure and Corporate Sustainability reporting initiatives, and supports leadership in their efforts to implement best practices and eliminate or minimize HS&E risks throughout the organization.
Prior to joining Masco, Sara held the position of Director of EHS Systems and Compliance at Masco Cabinetry, a subsidiary of Masco Corporation, for three years. She has also held environmental, industrial engineering and production leadership roles at Chrysler, Visteon and Ford Motor Company.
In addition to her more than 15 years of experience, Sara holds a Bachelor of Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan.
Adam Pearson, Assistant Manager – Safety; Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc.
Adam Pearson has practiced Ergonomics and Safety in various industries such as food service, automotive suppliers and fiberglass manufacturing. Currently Adam leads a team of safety professionals and Ergonomists at the Toyota Manufacturing facilities located in southern Ontario. Adam has a BSc in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo and is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP).
Adam was responsible for mapping the established processes into technology and was a key decision-maker in vendor selection.
Scott Shaw, Senior Environmental Specialist; Sasol North America Inc.
Scott Shaw has over 20 years of experience in the environmental field at a petrochemical plant specializing in air compliance and emissions reporting. Mr. Shaw has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Penn State and has been at Sasol for 22 years. He is working on the Enablon software implementation at their facility with CH2M, and serves as the subject matter expert for the air emissions, Tier II, and TRI modules.
Linda Spaulding, Manager, US; Red-on-Line
Linda Spaulding is a Regional Manager at Red-On-Line, a company that crafts online, highly personalized, HSE compliance solutions for industrial clients world-wide. With more than 25 years of experience in the HSE compliance industry, she has worked with companies including John Deere, Monsanto, and ALCOA, as well as colleges, small businesses, state agencies and the Northern Border Pipeline company. She most recently worked for John Deere as a coach for managers of global virtual teams and as a Senior Regulatory Specialist for EHS Global Operations Support. She holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Iowa, is a Certified Professional Environmental Auditor, and has been certified as an OSHA Trainer under the 511 (30-Hour) program.
Linda's optimistic, patient nature makes her a very effective manager for deployment of global compliance programs, and supports her favorite pastime (hiking) on the Appalachian Trail and in the Rockies with her new husband, Eric. At Red-On-Line, her personality and highly qualified background combine to deliver exceptional content to clients.
Joseph Standen, Environmental, Utilities & Regulatory Services Manager; Wawa Inc.
Joe Standen is the Senior Environmental Manager for Wawa Inc., a Convenience Retail Chain headquartered in Wawa, PA with more than 500 gas and 250 non-gas stores located in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Florida. As the Senior Environmental Manager, Joe is responsible for managing the Corporate Environmental and Regulatory Services Department and associated disciplines. His principal duties include coordination and oversight of environmental investigations, remediation and due diligence; and supervisory management of the Corporate Emergency Response Program, Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Waste Disposal Program, Pest Control Services and Compliance Program, Water Supply and Treatment System Compliance Program, Storm Water Compliance program, Wastewater Treatment System and Disposal Program, Mold and Indoor Air Quality Program, Solid Waste and Recycling Program and Energy Management Program.
Prior to working for Wawa, Joe was employed by Leggette, Brashears & Graham, Inc. for 25 years, beginning his career as a Hydrogeologist and advancing to Senior Associate managing the Pennsylvania and North Dakota offices. He was one of the three individuals at LBG responsible for the company's national emergency response program. He has worked as a project manager on several large-scale crude oil pipeline releases throughout the Midwest, including the Marshall, Michigan release that impacted 38 miles of the Kalamazoo River.
Michael Tucker, Principal Program Manager; National Grid plc
Michael Tucker is the EHS & S Principal Program Manager for National Grid US, responsible for establishing, implementing and maintaining the Environmental Management System across all National Grid operations in Northeastern United States. The National Grid US Environmental Management System is registered to be in conformance with International Standard ISO 14001:2015.
With a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and following service in the United States Navy as a commissioned officer, Michael has been actively engaged in the management of environmental matters for National Grid or its predecessor companies for 30 years. Prior to his present assignment, Michael was involved in project licensing, environmental remediation activities, waste characterization, management of the company's environmental testing laboratories, and air emissions reporting to US EPA, States and the Carbon Disclosure Project. He is also the architect and sole administrator of a legacy Environmental Management Information System that saw use for nearly 15 years.
Sameer Vyas, Partner; Huco Consulting
Sameer Vyas is a founding partner at Huco Consulting, an EHS management systems firm focused on end-to-end and integrated compliance solutions for its clients. Sameer has managed and supported several large scale EMIS solutions for a variety of clients. He has led the development of unique solutions for Huco's clients, by using leading off-the-shelf enterprise solutions or by developing cloud based point solutions. He holds a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from the University of Southern California.
Phillip Wiedenfeld, PE, Senior Advisor, Environmental Systems; Enbridge Energy Company Inc.
Phillip Wiedenfeld, Jr. PE is Senior Advisor of Environmental Systems for Enbridge Energy Company. Prior responsibilities at Enbridge include managing all environmental activities for approximately 120 midstream gas sites. Currently Mr. Wiedenfeld manages the successful training, oversight and implementation of Enablon's Compliance Module and the maintenance for the Incident Management (EHS) Module – Ensuring compliance for over 400 Enbridge sites. With a Professional Engineering License and a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University, Wiedenfeld has worked for Enbridge since 2012 and has more than 15-years' experience.
Kathleen Woodward, Manager, EHS&S; Biogen Inc.
Kathleen joined Biogen in the Environmental Health Safety + Sustainability (EHS+S) department in 2003 as a summer intern. During her time at Biogen, Kathleen has been responsible for the environmental and emergency response programs for the Cambridge, MA site. In her current corporate EHS+S role, she is responsible for the development and implementation of the EHS+S and Human Performance Management System. Several of her key responsibilities include implementing EHS+S critical IT tools, Communication Strategy, Incident Review Process, Performance Metrics, Training Program, Corporate Audit Process, and Risk Assessment Programs. Over the last 2 years Kathleen managed the procurement, implementation, and continuous enhancements of Biogen's new EMIS. The EMIS includes the following modules: Event Management, Sustainability Data, Audit Management, and Legal Register and Compliance Calendar. As part of this work, Kathleen worked closely with the Biogen's Sustainability Director and key stakeholders to design and implement a process and tool to collect and analyze sustainability data for internal and external reporting. Kathleen holds a Master of Liberal Arts in Sustainability and Environmental Management from Harvard University Extension School and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from Simmons College.
Mark Yarmolich, Director of Risk Management; Oil States International Inc.
Mark is the Director of Risk Management for Oil States International, Inc., a technology based, pure-play energy services enterprise comprised of oil field services and manufacturing operations based in Houston, TX with large-scale worldwide operations. His responsibilities include the oversight of all risk management, insurance procurement, claims management, and enterprise risk functions for the company.
Mark has 30 years of experience in the risk management field.
Prior to joining Oil States, Mark was the Director of Risk Management and Safety for McKesson Drugs, US Oncology operations - US Oncology is a cancer treatment network, wholesale and retail drug distributor, and research organization with a network of over 1100 physician oncologists throughout the United States. In addition, Mark ran their medical malpractice unit. Prior to joining McKesson, Mark served as Vice President of Risk for Hercules Offshore - a worldwide offshore drilling, tug boat, and lift boat supplier to the marine oil industry.