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Key Practice Area - Data and Metrics - EHS Management Systems that Improve Performance
Key Practice Area: Data & Metrics

EHS Management Systems that Improve Performance

August 1, 2012

An effective EHS program hinges on the strength of the management system design and how well it’s integrated into the business. Learn how leading companies are managing EHS to ensure compliance, reduce risk and drive business results.


NAEM’s 2012 Compliance Excellence Conference highlighted how companies are meeting current and emerging environmental, health, and safety regulatory requirements. In this section, you will find:

Agenda: Read the session descriptions

Speaker Bios: Learn more about the leaders who spoke at this event

Presentations: Download the presentations from the event


Identifying and Prioritizing EHS Business Risk
How do you prioritize risk and allocate resources to manage it? The presenters in this session will explore the risk analysis process through case studies and a panel discussion.

  • Stephen Evanoff, Vice President, Environment, Health & Safety; Danaher Corp.
  • Thomas Terracino, Global Safety, Environmental Affairs and Security Director; Mars Inc.

Moderator: Carol Singer Neuvelt, Executive Director; NAEM

Management Systems for Enterprise EHS Compliance
Building on the fi rst session, this presentation will off er an overview of the management systems three diff erent companies use to minimize risk and ensure enterprise EHS compliance. The speakers will share a big picture look at their overall efforts and highlight key strategies they have learned while leading compliance assurance at their organizations.

  • Dawn Krueger, Compliance Assurance Manager, Environmental Operations; 3M Co.
  • Jian Lin, Vice President, EHS&S Governance & Compliance Assurance; Invensys PLC
  • Brad Waldron, Corporate Manager, Environmental Affairs; Caesars Entertainment Corp.

Moderator: Kate Gibson, Senior Project Manager; EHS Support

Meeting the Challenge of Emerging Regulations
This session will feature short case studies on how companies have been impacted by, and reacted to, specifi c regulatory issues that have shaped the way they operate.

  • Geoff Boraston, Director of Environmental Affairs; Granite Construction Inc.
  • Kevin Johnson, Director of Global EHS Systems; Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics

Moderator: Connie Prostko-Bell, Senior Solutions Manager; 3E Company

Post-merger Integration: Culture, Staffing and Management Systems
Members of NAEM's M&A Discussion Group will present case studies on the challenges and solutions they have encountered in maintaining a EHS excellence through the tumultuous times during and after a merger or acquisition.

  • Chris England, Regional Manager Environment, Safety, Health & Security; Xylem Inc.
  • Bob Genau, Safety, Health and Environmental Manager, Mergers & Acquisitions; DuPont
  • Robin Sevinsky, Integration and Services EHS Leader; GE Energy

Moderator: Matt Airhart, President and CEO; KMI

Facilitated Break-Out Discussions
Join one of four facilitated discussions to share your thoughts and get input from other attendees. Come ready to participate in a conversation on one of the following topics:

  1. Managing EHS through Mergers and Acquisitions
  2. Training and Talent Development
  3. EHS Policy and Procedure Benchmark(Attendees should bring policies to benchmark and share)
  4. Regulatory Tracking and Advocacy: How do companies efficiently track new and emerging regulations?

Cultivating Talent: Training, Internal Communication, and Staff Development
Employees are your most important asset, so how do you get the most out of them through training, communication and development efforts? This session will teach you how to help you cultivate the talents and potential of each member of your staff.

  • Sidney Degarmo, Global EHS Director; Almatis Inc.
  • Rebecca Zentko, EHS Director;, Muir Omni Graphics

Moderator: Emily Barton, Global Environmental Manager; Motorola Mobility Inc.

Understanding the Impact of Conflict Minerals Standards
This session will feature a case study on how Brady Corp. has been impacted by confl ict mineral standards from the Electronic Industry Citizen Coalition (EICC) and Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The speaker also will share an update on the development of a new industry due diligence standard and provide a look at the Security and Exchange Commission's upcoming vote on conflct mineral disclosure rules.

  • John A. Ciba Jr., Director of Facilities, Environmental and Safety Engineering; Brady Corp.

Moderator: Mike Mahanna, Program Director; NAEM

Regulatory Compliance in Asia
While many organizations have well-established operations in Asia, local compliance still presents a steady stream of challenges. Come away with insights from companies that operate in China on issues including permitting, EHS talent recruitment and development, general cultural norms and business practices.

  • John T. Mourand, Corporate Director of Environmental Compliance & Sustainability; Briggs & Stratton
  • Don Pucci, Global Environmental Manager - Engines Group; Briggs & Stratton
  • Jim Spahr, Global Environmental Manager; Solae LLC

Moderator: Eric Wu, Senior Engineer; Antea Group

Speaker Bios

Geoff Boraston, Director of Environmental Affairs; Granite Construction Inc.
Geoff Boraston is the Director of Environmental Affairs for Granite Construction Inc. and chairs the company’s Sustainability Council. He is responsible for developing and overseeing the company- wide environmental program including ensuring that systems, practices and resources are in place to maintain compliance with environmental requirements. Mr. Boraston has more than 20 years of experience in the environmental field and is a registered chemical engineer in the state of California. He earned his chemical engineering degree in 1985 and a MBA in 1999.

John A. Ciba Jr., Director of Facilities, Environmental & Safety Engineering; Brady Corp.
John Ciba is the Director of Facilities, Environmental & Safety Engineering for Brady Corp., where he leads their efforts related conflict minerals. He has been with the Milwaukee, Wisc.-based company since 1988.

Sidney Degarmo, Global EHS Director; Almatis Inc.
Sidney Degarmo is the Global Director of Environment, Health, and Safety for Almatis Inc., where he is focused on global EHS strategy and compliance, the IMPACT EHS Incident and Customer Complaint system, development of the Almatis Management System, management system audits, commercial product EHS stewardship, and REACH. He is interested in leadership, organizational development, action inquiry and action logics, system thinking, and systems development and implementation. Mr. Degarmo began his career with Alcoa in 1988, becoming the company’s EHS Manager for Arkansas in 1996. He graduated from the University of Missouri at St. Louis with a bachelor’s degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. He earned a Master of Science degree in Environmental Health from the University of Cincinnati, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Iowa.

Chris England, Regional Manager Environment, Safety, Health & Security; Xylem Inc.
For the past 10 years, Chris England has led the integration of ESH of domestic and international firms acquisitions for ITT Corp. and Xylem Inc. He has also worked on corporate teams to develop their acquisition model and integrate with the current ESH Management System. Mr. England has been in the ESH field since 1996 with experience in the areas of plating, boiler and pump manufacturing, chemical manufacturing and distribution, and manufacturing in water and wastewater equipment. He has presented on Acquisition Management at the 2011 American Industrial Hygiene Association Conference, the 2011 National Association for Environmental Management EHS Compliance Excellence Conference. Additionally he has presented at the annual Xylem ESH&S Americas, European, and Asia Pacific conferences on topics such as culture change, management systems, regulatory compliance, auditing, acquisition integration, introduction for new ESH professionals, incident investigation and root cause analysis.

Stephen Evanoff, Vice President, Environment, Health & Safety; Danaher Corp.
Stephen Evanoff is Vice President of Environment, Health and Safety for Danaher Corp., a Fortune 250 global science and technology company. Mr. Evanoff’s career includes military service as well as research, engineering and management positions with aerospace, electronics, and diversified manufacturing companies. He has served as a U.S. Representative to the United Nations Environment Programme under the Montreal Protocol on Ozone Layer Protection, for which he received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award and the EPA Best-of-the-Best Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering, and is a Registered Professional Engineer (Colorado, Texas), a Board Certified Environmental Engineer and a Board Certified Safety Professional.

Bob Genau, Safety, Health and Environmental Manager, Mergers & Acquisitions; DuPont
Bob Genau is the Corporate Safety, Health and Environment Manager for Mergers and Acquisitions for DuPont. During his 20-year career with the company, he has worked in all aspects of environmental remediation. In his current role, Mr. Genau works with leaders from across departments to manage due diligence and mergers and acquisitions transactions so that they protect people and the environment, while supporting compliance with corporate and regulatory requirements. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and a master’s degree in Geology from the University of Delaware. Mr. Genau is a Registered Professional Geologist.

Kevin Johnson, Director of Global EHS Systems; Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics
Kevin Johnson is the Director of Global Environment Health and Safety Systems with Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, where he has worked for more than 18 years, and is primarily responsible for leading the division’s global product stewardship, business continuity/disaster recovery, management systems and dangerous goods transportation oversight. Mr. Johnson works with the Diagnostics’ sites in providing the project leadership and technical resources in implementing and maintaining EHS management systems that conform to ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001, creating site business continuity plans, incorporating EHS into new product development, driving dangerous goods regulatory compliance and managing internal audit programs. Prior to joining Siemens, he worked in research and development, and EHS positions with chemical manufacturing, semiconductor manufacturing and EHS consulting companies. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from East Stroudsburg University, has done Master’s work in Public Health at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell and holds certifications in Industrial Hygiene (CIH) and Safety (CSP).

Dawn Krueger, Compliance Assurance Manager, Environmental Operations; 3M Co.
Dawn Krueger has been with 3M Co. for 19 years in the corporate Environmental Operations group, where she is the Environmental Compliance Assurance Manager. Her group is responsible for tracking, influencing, and implementing environmental regulations and compliance management for all U.S. operations. She also manages 3M’s global environmental auditing program. Ms. Krueger is a Qualified Environmental Professional, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota.

Jian Lin, Vice President of Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability; Invensys plc
Jian Lin is Vice President of Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability for Invesys plc. He previously served within Invensys as Vice President of EHS and Vice President of Operations for Invensys Controls. Prior to joining the company, he worked in EHS capacities at Abbott Laboratories and Motorola, both in the Chicago area. Mr. Lin earned his Bachelor of Medicine degree from Guangdong Medical and Pharmaceutical College in Guangzhou, China. He also holds a Master of Science degree of Environmental Sciences from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tenn., and a Ph.D. in Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

John T. Mourand, Corporate Director of Environmental Compliance & Sustainability; Briggs & Stratton Corp.
John Mourand is the Corporate Director of Environmental Compliance and Sustainability for Briggs & Stratton Corp. In his role, he is responsible for global environmental compliance, due diligence in acquisitions and divestitures, public reporting on the corporation’s environmental and sustainability performance, and managing corporate energy purchasing and energy efficiency projects. With more than 20 years of environmental management experience, Mr. Mourand also leads the company’s Sustainability Board and is an advisor on the Wisconsin Sustainability Business Council. He has a licensed professional engineer and received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Environmental Engineering from Michigan Technological University.

Don Pucci, Global Environmental Manager, Engines Group; Briggs & Stratton Corp.
Don Pucci is the Environmental Manager of Global Engine Operations for Briggs & Stratton Corp., where he is responsible for multi-vector environmental compliance of Engine Operations and management of the plant-level Environmental Engineering teams. Mr. Pucci also coordinates the company’s metal finishing Teams, and the indoor air quality improvement initiatives. He has 22 years of environmental experience in manufacturing. He received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Biological Sciences.

Robin Sevinsky, Integration and Services EHS Manager; GE Energy
Robin Sevinsky is the Integration and Services Environmental, Health and Safety Manager for GE Energy, a $44B global business segment of General Electric Co. that operates in more than 100 countries. In this role, she has responsibility for leading GE Energy’s integration of newly acquired businesses and joint ventures, and for customer services processes globally. She recently expanded her responsibilities to lead a headquarters team of distributed technical and regulatory experts with oversight for compliance assurance, environment, health, safety, sourcing and customer outreach programs. Prior to joining GE, Ms. Sevinsky held multiple positions with Schlumberger including South Region EHS Manager and General Field Engineer. She also audited manufacturing sites as a Corporate Senior Environmental Auditor for Cooper Industries, managed remedial sites as Senior Project Manager for Transco and held several positions leading EHS teams working for the Williams Companies. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Engineering from Michigan State University.

Jim Spahr, Global Environmental Manager; Solae LLC
Jim Spahr is an Operations EHS leader with 19 years of experience working across borders and across cultures to improve safety, health and environmental outcomes. His main areas of interest and expertise are Management Systems, Sustainability and International EHS Management.

Thomas Terracino, Global Director of Safety, Environmental Affairs and Security; Mars Inc.
Tom Terracino is the Global Director for Safety, Environmental Affairs and Security for Mars Inc. He’s been with the company for 23 years, and his career in ESH has now hit the 30 year mark. Prior to joining Mars, Mr. Terracino held various consulting roles with insurance companies and Marsh & McLennan. He also served as part of the adjunct faculty for the City University of New York for more than 10 years. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Safety from the City University of New York and a master’s degree in Industrial Hygiene and Safety from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Brad Waldron, Corporate Manager of Environmental Affairs; Caesars Entertainment Corp.
Brad Waldron is the Corporate Manager of Environmental Affairs for Caesars Entertainment Corp. based in their corporate office in Las Vegas. For Caesars, he leads regulatory compliance programs, the company’s greenhouse gas management program, provides technical support for enterprise sustainability efforts, and is responsible for water quality at more than 50 properties around the world. He previously worked as Director of research and development for an environmental biotechnology company, performing petroleum remediation around the world. Immediately before joining Caesars, Mr. Waldron was Vice President of NGE, an environmental consulting firm based in Pittsburgh, Penn., where he led the firm’s environmental practice for the last five of his nine years with the company. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and a Master of Science degree in Environmental Management. Mr. Waldron currently serves on the International Board of Directors for the Air & Waste Management Association and the Institute for Professional Environmental Practice.

Rebecca Zentko, EHS Director; Muir Omni Graphics
Rebecca Zentko is the Environmental Health and Safety Director and company Six Sigma black belt at Muir Omni Graphics. In this role, she is responsible for the management of the ISO 14001 environmental management system, training program coordination, Six Sigma/continuous improvement projects, as well as leading and facilitating a number of teams within the company. She has been employed with the company for 15 years, earning experience in a variety of positions, ranging from accounting, production job planning as well as data collection and analysis.


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