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Key Practice Area - Leadership Development - Strategies for EHS Leadership and Management
Key Practice Area: Leadership Development

Strategies for EHS Leadership and Management

Oct. 20, 2012

Environment, health and safety (EHS) professionals need to be both effective managers and skilled leaders. Learn how your peers drive change through a combination of and strategic influencing, and process management.  

Overview

NAEM's 2012 EHS Management Forum showcased strategies for driving business value through compliance excellence.  In this section you will find:

Agenda: Read session descriptions

Speakers: See a list of speakers

Presentations: Featured presentations from NAEM's 2012 EHS Management Forum include:

  • Overcoming Challenges to Deploying Global EHS Programs
  • Utilizing EHS Talent Resources Effectively
  • Influencing Organizational Culture
  • Driving Success Through Effective and Efficient EHS Training
  • Process Management In Today's Changing Workplace
  • Create Your Future; Strategic Thinking for EHS Leaders

Agenda

Overcoming Challenges to Deploying Global EHS Programs

Bringing manufacturing, facilities, and office operations in emerging markets up to corporate standards, dealing with cultural issues, developing and implementing consistent policies that account for different regulations in different regions, and communicating across a globally diverse company are just a few of the challenges EHS managers must overcome when managing and deploying EHS programs globally. Attend this session and hear from global EHS managers representing leading firms in technology, healthcare, and aerospace sectors who've tackled these challenges and learned lessons along the way.

  • Brian Lubbert, EHS MD&D Sector Integration and Divestiture Manager; Johnson & Johnson
  • Jean-Pierre Salgado, Corporate EHS Manager; Oracle Corp.
  • Tim J. Zernzach, Director, Environmental, Health & Safety; Videojet Technologies Inc.

Moderator: Sarah Medearis, Senior Consultant; Antea Group

Utilizing EHS Talent Resources Effectively

With downsizing, right sizing and mergers and acquisitions, managing EHS talent resources is harder than ever. This session will address questions such as: When do you hire an FTE vs. use contractor or consultant support? How do you make the case to hire or replace EHS Resources? How do you prepare emerging EHS professionals for senior roles? Attendees to this session will get examples of EHS succession planning models and see how companies are addressing the range of EHS talent resource challenges.

  • Mark Burris, Director, Global EHS; Tyco Thermal Controls
  • Megan Lum, Director of Environmental Operations; Pacific Gas & Electric Co.
  • Stacey Winter, Vice President of EHS; Hewlett-Packard Co.

Moderator: Ana Fernandez, Director, Environmental Programs; U.S. Food Service

Influencing Organizational Culture

In addition to managing the technical content of programs, the ability to influence an organization is a key element for success of an EHS Manager. Within an organization, this means influencing a wide range of people from the workplace to the boardroom. Attendees in this session will learn how successful managers address or leverage cultural change within an organization and get methods for engaging and gaining support from people at all levels of the organization.

  • Maurice Bechard, Vice President of EHS and Product Stewardship; Diversey Inc.
  • Stephen Evanoff, Vice President of EHS; Danaher Corp.
  • David Newman, Director of EHS; Comcast Corp.

Moderator: Jim Kearney, Senior Director, EHS; MedImmune

Driving Success Through Effective and Efficient EHS Training

Training, like compliance, is a core element of any successful global EHS program. Without it, performance suffers. But how do you efficiently deliver the most effective EHS training to all employees? How do you ensure your EHS training program provides the outcomes your organization needs to be successful? This session will offer attendees the opportunity to learn about EHS training programs from leading organizations, including new tools and technologies to deliver and track training, the use of learning management systems, and how to measure training effectiveness.

  • James D. Basore, EHS Training Manager; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Carol Carey, EHS Learning Leader; General Electric Co.
  • Mark Fowler, Health, Safety and Environmental Manager; Philips/Invivo

Moderator: Chris Milici, Director, Global EHS & Security; JohnCrane

Process Management In Today's Changing Workplace

With the impact of today's economy and changes in business management trends many EHS programs can no longer be managed using the same methods of 5 to 10 years ago. This session will provide examples of how three companies have adopted new, innovative approaches to integrate and effectively manage EHS issues in today's business environment. From integrated workplace ergonomic improvements as a continuous improvement process, upstream prevention through design, and Process Safety Management aligned with operations and continuous improvement, each business case will expand participants' perception of innovative program management and share best practices to better leverage and align their own program management methods.

  • Casey Doolan, EHS Coordinator; AMCOL International Corp.
  • Jason Haritos, EHS Manager; John Deere Turf Care, Deere & Co.
  • Marc Juaire, Corporate Process Safety Manager; The Valspar Corp.

Moderator: Walt Rostykus, Vice President; Humantech, Inc.

Create Your Future; Strategic Thinking for EHS Leaders

Great leaders seem to see around corners, then make the ideal future come true. How do they do it? Discover the strategic thinking skills that top EHS and sustainability leaders use every day. This session features a lively panel discussion and real-life scenarios. Join us as we share tips on the best ways to harness information about internal and external trends, and explore how self-knowledge is key to effectively leading others. Leave the session with a personal action plan to stay ahead of the curve for the next 3 to 5 years.

  • Jim Cline, Director Environmental Affairs & Sustainability; Cardinal Health Inc.
  • Karen Ethier, Vice President of EHS; W.R. Grace & Co.
  • Rick Taylor, Corporate VP EHS & Energy; Parker Hannifin

Moderator: Kathryn Nobrega, Senior Program Director; Specialty Technical Consultants, Inc.

Speaker Bios

James D. Basore, EHS Training Manager; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

James Basore is the Training Manager for the Environment Health and Safety Division at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He is also a member of the University of California's System-wide Training and Education Working Group, and the Department of Energy's Cross-complex Learning & Training Team. Both are focused on improving the efficiency and efficacy of ES&H training within their respective ecosystems.

Before joining Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Mr. Basore helped shape the successful development of EH&S online training programs at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Golden Gate University. In each position, he brought focus to measuring the effectiveness of training within the organization and helping to systematize the delivery of training throughout the organizations.

He holds an MBA degree from Golden Gate University and a Masters Degree in Education from San Francisco State University.

Maurice Bechard, Vice President of EHS and Product Stewardship; Diversey Inc.

Maurice Bechard is the Vice President, Global Environment, Health, Safety and Product Stewardship for Sealed Air Corp., an $8 billion, 25,000+ employee global provider of packaging, cleaning, disinfection and appearance protection solutions headquartered in Elmwood Park, New Jersey.

He is past chair of the Global Environmental Management Initiative, an organization of more than 30 Fortune 500 companies dedicated to leading the way in environmental sustainability and enabling all organizations to benefit from this leadership.

Mr. Bechard also is a Certified Safety Professional, a Certified Hazard Control Manager, and holds advanced degrees in Polymer Science and Business. He has been active in environment, health and safety management for more than 30 years, with experience in the packaging, building maintenance, specialty chemical and medical device industries.

Mark Burris, Director, Global EHS; Tyco Thermal Controls

As the Director of Global EHS at Tyco Thermal Controls, Mark Burriss is responsible for EHS culture implementation and compliance across the engineering, manufacturing, and construction business units internationally. He has more than 24 years of EHS experience in the high-tech and life science industries, beginning with a career as an industrial hygienist in the Silicon Valley semi-conductor industry. Mr. Burriss serves on the San Jose Arena Authority Board of Directors and volunteers on his community emergency response team.

Carol Carey, EHS Learning Leader; General Electric Co.

Carol Carey is the Global EHS Learning Leader for the GE Energy business. She is responsible for the development and management of the digital EHS learning content for the company. Additionally she is responsible for managing and supporting all classroom and virtual EHS training needs for the GE Energy business. She also has EHS facility compliance responsibility for the GE Energy Learning Center including VPP recertification efforts and GE's "Health Ahead" initiative.

Ms. Carey began her career with the General Electric Co. in 1980 as an environmental specialist working at the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, a naval nuclear propulsion design and training lab. She moved into an environmental engineer role and was responsible for the management and disposal of their nonradioactive hazardous waste. In 1990, she took a position as the Environmental Manager for the Apparatus Service Division, managing environmental compliance for 67 service centers in the US. In 1995 she became the EHS Manager for the Contractual Services business, managing EHS compliance for 60+ power plants globally. In 2001, she joined the Energy Learning Center to initiate the development of online EHS learning for GE.

Ms. Carey has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology & Environmental Science. She also has a master's degree in Environmental Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Jim Cline, Director Environmental Affairs & Sustainability; Cardinal Health Inc.

Jim Cline is responsible for overseeing Cardinal Health Inc.'s global environmental and sustainability efforts and is a member of the company's Global EH&S Leadership Team.

Prior to joining Cardinal Health, he held positions with AMEC Environmental Consultants and United Technologies Corp.

Mr. Cline received his master's degree in Environmental Management from Wayne State University and his MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has guest lectured on sustainability and environmental, health and safety management at Ohio State University and ITT Technical Institute. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Central Ohio Sustainability Association (COSA), and is an advisor to the Ohio State University Net Impact Student Organization.

Casey Doolan, EHS Coordinator; AMCOL International Corp.

Casey Doolan is an EHS Coordinator for AMCOL International Corp., where he is responsible for leading the safety efforts at four mining locations in the Belle Fourche, S.D. region.

He has experience in implementing innovative safety programs to increase leadership and improve safety culture and performance. He holds a bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from Black Hills State University and is a member of NAEM's Emerging Leaders program.


Stephen Evanoff, Vice President of EHS; 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.

Karen Ethier, Vice President of EHS; W.R. Grace & Co.

Karen Ethier is Vice President of Environmental, Health and Safety for W.R. Grace & Co., a $3 billion, specialty chemical company with operations in more than 40 countries. In her current role, she develops and leads the global EHS strategy for the company. Her goal is to enable the business strategy while driving simple, global EHS standards.

Ms. Ethier has more than 25 years of professional experience in addressing complex environment, health and safety issues. Prior to joining the company, she was a consultant, an experience which provided a broad exposure to various industries, company cultures and technical challenges.

Mark Fowler, Health, Safety and Environmental Manager; Philips/Invivo

Mark Fowler is an Environmental Health and Safety Manager at Invivo Corp., a Philips Healthcare Company in Gainesville, Fla., where he is responsible for fundamental EHS activities, including facilities, training, regulatory compliance and sustainability initiatives.

An experienced professional, Mr. Fowler has 20 years of EHS experience working with a variety of manufacturing, chemical and medical equipment companies. He has served in employee leadership positions as chairperson of employee engagement and leadership teams and has organized and championed upstart employee recognition programs.

He is a graduate of Louisiana State University with Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Health, and a master's degree in Communication and Public Communication Channels between underrepresented communities and corporations with environmental agendas.

Jason Haritos, EHS Manager; John Deere Turf Care, Deere & Co.

Jason Haritos is the Manager of Environment, Safety and Health for John Deere Turf Care, where he is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the John Deere environmental management system and safety and health management system. He also serves as the Safety Team Leader for the John Deere Turf and Utility Platform, providing leadership, standardization, and best practice-sharing among the manufacturing and engineering facilities.

Mr. Haritos joined John Deere Turf Care (JDTC) in 2001 as Safety and Training Administrator. Over the years, he has gained responsibility of JDTC's ergonomics process, environmental management system, business continuity planning, and health and wellness. In 2008, Jason facilitated the recognition of JDTC's Safety & Health Management System by the North Carolina Department of Labor's division of Occupational Safety and Health through their Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). In 2011, JDTC achieved full Stewardship through the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources' Environmental Stewardship Initiative.

Prior to joining John Deere, Mr. Haritos served as a Senior Safety and Health Compliance Officer with the North Carolina Department of Labor's division of Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA).

He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from North Carolina State University, a Master of Science degree in Environmental Health from East Carolina University and is a Certified Safety Professional.

Marc Juaire, Corporate Process Safety Manager; The Valspar Corp.

Marc Juaire is the Corporate Process Safety Manager for The Valspar Corp., headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. Valspar is the sixth-largest global paint and coatings company, with operations in 19 countries.

With 18 years of experience as a Health, Safety, and Environmental professional, Mr. Juaire currently is responsible for the global implementation of Process Safety Management. The implementation focuses on integrating Process Safety in operations and quality management systems. Prior to joining the company, he spent nine years as an environmental consultant.

Mr. Juaire has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and a MBA from Carlson School of Management.

Brian Lubbert, EHS MD&D Sector Integration and Divestiture Manager; Johnson & Johnson

Brian Lubbert is the Medical Devices and Diagnostics Sector EHS Integration and Divestiture Manager at Johnson & Johnson. His global role is to build and implement processes for on-boarding acquisitions into the J&J EHS Management systems while minimizing environmental liabilities associated with divested properties.

Mr. Lubbert has about 20 years experience in EHS Management, including six years at J&J where he has served as the EHS Manager of Ortho Clinical Diagnostic franchise sites in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida. Prior to J&J's acquisition of the consumer products division of Pfizer, he was an EHS Manager for Pfizer and was an Associate Director at RTP Environmental Associates.

Megan Lum, Director of Environmental Operations; Pacific Gas & Electric Co.

Megan Lum, P.E. is the Manager for Shared Facilities and Environmental Operations, at Pacific Gas & Electric Co. In this capacity she is privileged to lead a team of about 50 professionals, who provide environmental compliance support for the company's gas and electric distribution, fleet, materials management and real estate operations. In this position she is continually learning about the various aspects of management of change.

Ms. Lum is a registered professional engineer and was one of the original ISO 14001-certified auditors. She is a member of NAEM's Board of Regents and is also a Senior Life Member of the Society of Women Engineers, for which she has served on the Board of Directors and is currently active in their public policy committee.

She has a Bachelor of Applied Science in chemical engineering from the University of Windsor and an Executive MBA from the University of Washington.

David Newman, Director of EHS; Comcast Corp.

David Newman is Director of EHS for Comcast's Northeast Division, which includes 24,000 employees, and spans from Maine to North Carolina. His responsibilities include developing and leading EHS programs across the division, implementing new EHS Management systems, and reducing waste and environmental impacts.

Prior to joining the company, Mr. Newman was with EMD Millipore, the life sciences division of Merck, KGaA, where he served in a variety of roles, including: Head of EHS, Facilities and Sustainability; Director of Supply Security; and Plant Manager. Before Millipore he worked in EHS management consulting in the semiconductor and electronics industry.

He has lectured on environmental sustainability at Harvard Business School and University of Massachusetts Boston, and has master degrees in Public Health and Industrial Environmental Management. He is also a certified EMT and firefighter.

Jean-Pierre Salgado, Corporate EHS Manager; Oracle Corp.

Jean-Pierre Salgado leads Corporate Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) for Oracle Corp. In this capacity, he directs EHS Program development, implementation and compliance for the company with more than 135,000 employees worldwide.

Beyond the traditional areas for EHS under his direction, Mr. Salgado also oversees the company's programs for ISO14000/14001, Electronic Product Stewardship, while supporting corporate mergers and acquisitions (EHS Due Diligence) and sustainability (Waste Pillar) functions. He and his team are responsible for harmonizing EHS compliance activities across the global real estate portfolio and various lines of business at Oracle through EHS program integration.

Mr. Salgado draws from more than 20 years professional experience in environmental engineering, regulatory affairs, EHS and risk management. He holds degrees from the University of California, at Berkeley (BSc.) and the University of San Francisco (MSc.), in addition to post-graduate legal studies.

Rick Taylor, Corporate VP EHS & Energy; Parker Hannifin

Rick Taylor has been with Parker Hannifin Corp. a Fortune 500 Company based in Cleveland, Ohio, for 23 years. He started his career with the company as an Environmental Engineer and has progressed through various assignments within the group to the present position as their Corporate VP of Environmental, Health, Safety and Energy.

He is responsible for program oversight at more than 300 manufacturing facilities worldwide. He has spearheaded the company's sustainability program which includes product stewardship initiatives, social responsibility efforts, accident prevention and an energy/greenhouse gas reduction program. Additionally, Mr. Taylor manages the compliance assurance program and the environmental liabilities portfolio. His group also manages global procurement of energy and new construction. Prior to joining Parker, he worked for BP America as a Research and Development engineer in the field of industrial pollution treatment systems.

Mr. Taylor holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, a Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Akron, and an MBA from Baldwin Wallace College.

He is presently on the Steering Committee of the Corporate Sustainability Network, the Sustainability Advisory Board for the Cleveland State University Center for Sustainable Business Practices, is a member of the Manufacturers Alliance Sustainability Division, and is a Board of Reagents member for the National Association for Environmental Management.

Tim J. Zernzach, Director, Environmental, Health & Safety; Videojet Technologies Inc.

Tim J. Zernzach is the Director of Environmental, Health & Safety for Videojet Technologies Inc. a global manufacturer of coding, printing and laser marking products, fluids and accessories for the product identification industry. Mr. Zernzach provides global leadership, strategy, and direction for environmental, health & safety policies, programs and processes in support of operational excellence and profitability.

Mr. Zernzach has 18 years experience as an Environment, Health & Safety professional specializing in numerous regulated industries which include printing & coding, hazardous materials, hazardous waste, high speed manufacturing & consumer packaged goods.

He holds a B.S. in Environmental Planning & Policy/Environmental Sciences from the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay.

Stacey Winter, Vice President of EHS; Hewlett-Packard Co.

As Director of Hewlett-Packard Co.'s Global EHS Team, Stacey Winter focuses on ensuring his organization meets regulatory EHS standards while providing the most cost effective organizational model for the company. He has worldwide responsibility for the staff and programs that ensure the safety and health of HP employees, facilities, assets and the company's reputation.

Mr. Winter joined HP in 1982, and also worked for several years at the corporate headquarters of Compaq Computer Corp., starting in 1990 and returning to HP prior to the merger of HP and Compaq.

He has been certified as a Board Certified Safety Professional as well as a Lead Auditor of Environmental Management Systems (ISO14001). His responsibilities have ranged from acting as a site EHS Specialist, to managing Human Resource functions, leading cacilities activities, managing security for the Americas, conducting EHS audits across the globe to now serving as the Global Director of EHS.

Mr. Winter has represented HP at several international conferences, presenting on current trends in EHS management practices.

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