Safety Expert in Wind Energy and Telecom Industries

Technical Consultant #1822


Expertise

  • Wind energy and telecom safety.
  • OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainer for Construction Safety, Telecom Construction.
  • Safety, and General Industry Safety.
  • Heavy rigging for mobile cranes and the tower industry; structural steel erection.
  • Certified Mobile Crane Inspector and Instructor for the Crane Institute of America.
  • Instructor for the Naval Submarine Training Center Pacific and served the U.S. Navy Submarine Fleet as a Combat Systems Specialists.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in the application interpretation and compliance of OSHA, ANSI, ASME, NFPA and AWS standards and regulations, as well as trainer certifications from a wide variety of academia.
  • PMI and vertical rescue solutions instructor.

Clients Serviced

  • Telecom
  • Verizon
  • Voice Stream
  • SPRINT
  • Magtech
  • AT&T

Wind Energy Clients

  • John Deere Renewables
  • E.ON Energy
  • Ivy Tech Community College
  • TSTC
  • TIMKEN

Experience

Independent Contractor

Projects

  • Performed site safety audits for the Telecom and Wind Industry.
  • PCS and cellular tower experience in several capacities: Team Leader, Project Manager, Safety Manager and Trainer.
  • Contracted to conduct Tower Safety Training for dozens of tower companies across the U.S.
  • Performed safety training specific to tower and wind structures across the U.S. for industry and government, including OSHA.
  • As a Water Tower Erection Foreman and Welder: built, installed, maintained, serviced, and decommissioned water tanks and towers in 26 states.
  • U.S. NAVY: Submarine service leading NCO as Instructor and Prospective Commanding Officer Trainer for the Pacific and Atlantic fleet, and Trainer for Multi-National, NATO Forces and ASW Warfare Trainer.

Com-Tech Construction Inc., Director of Safety and Training, 2000 - Present

Construction and Wind Energy Services serving the positions:

  • Construction Manager
  • Safety Program Management
  • Safety Trainer
  • Project Manager
  • Business Development
  • Provides over 11 years' experience in the structural steel erection and telecommunications industry, ranging from construction supervisor to his current position as Safety Director and Training Services Manager.
  • Safety and health trainer specializing in the high risk wireless communications client industry.

Ivy Tech Community College, Lafayette, IN, Present

  • Adjunct Faculty

Leary Construction, 1993 - 2000

  • General Foreman/Safety Manager

U.S. Navy,

  • Combat Systems Specialists and later as Program Instructor for the Naval Submarine Training Center Pacific.
  • Began construction career after serving in the U.S. Navy Submarine Fleet as a Combat Systems Specialists and later as Instructor for the Naval Submarine Training Center Pacific.

Honors & Publications

Credentials

  • OSHA Outreach Trainer for construction, telecom construction and general Industry
  • HAZMAT Trained Employee
  • Crane Institute of America Mobile Crane Trainer and Inspector
  • Crosby Group Advanced Rigging Trainer
  • Powered Industrial Lift Truck Trainer
  • Vertical Rescue/Industrial Rescue Trainer
  • DBI/SALA Competent Climber/Rescuer Trainer
  • NFPA Electrical Safety Program Trainer
  • Radio Frequency Safety International Advanced Trainer
  • RSI Advanced Trainer, DBI/SALA Competent Climber/Rescue Trainer

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • American Wind Energy Association
  • Indiana Wind Working Group
  • National Association of Tower Erectors
  • American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), ANSI A10.48 Committee
  • Association of Technology Management Applied Engineering (ATMAE)
  • Eastern Michigan University, Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • U.S. Navy Technical Training

Education

  • A.A.S. Applied Science, Wind Energy Technology, Ivy Tech Community College, Lafayette, IN
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