Over thirty years continuous experience with both Fortune 500 companies and small business operations, on issues related to occupational safety and productivity as well as fire prevention and control. The focus has been on increasing business profitability while protecting the people and property assets of business.


2001 - Present
Senior Partner of consulting services focused on providing advice to corporations, insurers and consulting firms in safety and health business matters. Projects included analysis of insurance company Loss Control Department, analysis of safety and fire protection of chemical process plant prior to start up, advice to Fortune 100 customers and business advice to several niche market safety & health consulting firms.

1997 - 2001
Industrial Risk Insurers is the commercial property insurance division of the Commercial Insurance segment of ERC in Kansas City, MO and is one of the leading providers of fire insurance for the Highly Protected Risk (HPR) businesses in the US. ERC is a major business unit of the General Electric Company.

Loss Prevention Department

Senior Vice President and General Manager (1997-2001)
General Manager of the world's largest fee-based fire protection consulting firm for four years delivering specialized services to over 10,000 client facilities annually.

  • Built the department from $7 million/year income to $47 million/ year income in four years.
  • Reduced operating budget by $6 million/year over the four-year period.
  • Created a new focus on operating loss prevention as a business throughout the department and the company by leading and implementing a comprehensive service-as-a-business initiative.
  • Led the creation of new products and strategic partnerships for delivering new customer services that added over $10 million in new revenue for the company in 2000.
  • Reduced administrative costs of operating the department by cutting administrative procedures and streamlining management operations.
  • Led the creation of web-enabled report generation technology that led to the ability to deliver on- line reports and AutoCAD 14 developed drawings of customer facilities.
  • Led the creation of report generation database software that facilitated the creation of on-line benchmarking services creating new e-business opportunities for the company.
  • Led the development of a strategy for business growth through acquisition and product development to grow the business to over $300 million/year in revenue by 2006.

    Founded the safety and health consulting group to deliver strategic advice to major US based corporations regarding their employee safety and health strategies.

    1968 - 1996
    The Liberty Mutual Group is a $37 billion diversified financial services company and the leading provider of workers compensation insurance, programs and services.

    Loss Prevention Department

  • General Manager of the world's largest occupational safety and health consulting operation for six years delivering general and specialty services to over 20,000 clients annually.
  • Manager of the largest division in Loss Prevention for five years.
  • Manager of the leading private safety and health research center in the world for six years.
  • Manager of the largest district in New England Division.
  • Budget responsibility for a $63 million cost center operation.
  • Member of the Liberty Mutual Insurance Group Management Committee. Committee included the CEO, COO and 25 top executives of the company.
  • Board of Director Member of three subsidiaries of Liberty Mutual including Liberty Risk Services, U.K.; Servicios Liberty (Mexico); and Helmsman Management Services.

  • Built the department from a $35 million operation with eight regions to a $63 million operation with 11 regions in six years.
  • Achieved operating budget annually within ±1% as General Manager.
  • Created a new focus on quality of customer service throughout the department by leading and implementing a comprehensive quality service initiative.
  • Led the creation of new products and "profit centers" for Loss Prevention that added $6 million in new revenue for the company in 1995 and 1996.
  • Reduced administrative costs of operating the department by cutting administrative procedures 50% and instituting new positions including work-at-home options for field representatives.
  • Led the complete reorganization and rebuilding of the Research Center for Safety and Health, quadrupling scholarly output, which resulted in recognition of the Center as a world-class center by two independent organizations.
  • Led the department's service to the involuntary insurance market from an unsatisfactory to a commendable rating as measured by the National Council on Compensation Insurance, adding over $1 million in "bonus" revenue to the bottom line of Liberty Mutual.
  • Reorganized the department into 17 profit centers to facilitate tracking of profitability and to encourage new product development.
  • Established successful consulting operations in London and Mexico City.
  • Created a process for measuring successes of customers as a result of consultations. Produced over $2/3 billion in annual savings for customers who followed Liberty Mutual recommendations.


  • Advised OSHA on standards and technical needs in the U.S. for safety and health programs.
  • Formulated and presented industry needs for safety and health management systems to the American National Standards Institute and the International Standards Organization.
  • Consulted with top management of Fortune 500 companies regarding fire protection and safety and health strategies including the world's largest package delivery company, the largest grocery wholesaler in the U.S., the major automobile manufacturers in the U.S. and one of the largest retailers in the U.S.
  • One of eight people from industry and the only one from the insurance industry asked to advise NIOSH on safety and health research needs in the next decade.
  • Led the development of behavioral based safety and health programming techniques now recognized as the industry standard and used by the world's largest textile company, one of the world's largest food processors, a major airline and a major glass manufacturer.
  • Led the development of a comprehensive 670 question safety and health audit process now used throughout the world by major corporations to evaluate their safety and health culture.


    Master of Science in Industrial Education
    Texas A&M University
    College Station, TX

    Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology
    Texas A&M University
    College Station, TX


  • Past Member, Building Fire Safety Section, National Fire Protection Association
  • Past Member, Underwriters Laboratories Fire Council
  • Past Trustee, American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation
  • National Institutes of Occupational Safety & Health Corporate Liaison Committee
  • Past Board Member, Mary Kay O’Connor Center for Process Safety at Texas A&M University
  • Past Member Circadian Physiology Institute Board of Directors
  • Board of Directors, Ergonomic Technology Corporation
  • National Institutes of Occupational Safety & Health Corporate Liaison Committee
  • Past Member National Commission on Occupational Safety & Health
  • Past Member American Trucking Association Foundation Board of Directors
  • Past Board Member, National Science Foundation Ergonomics Consortium at Texas A&M University
  • Alliance of American Insurers Loss Control Committee, Chairman (1990-1996)
  • American National Standards Institute Delegates Committee to the International Standards Organization for Occupational Safety & Health (1996)


    Certified Safety Professional Number 6410
    Comprehensive Practice by Examination

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