American Society of Safety Engineers
2011-2012 Philadelphia ASSE Executive Board
|Past President||Al Keiss|
Terrie Lynn Bryan
President: John Myers
John Myers has more than 12 years’ experience in Environmental Health and Safety
who has successfully applied innovative solutions for injury prevention in an
office, manufacturing, distribution center and/or pilot plant setting. He is
skilled at inspecting and assessing workspaces/constructions sites for safety
hazards and recommending and implementing safe workspace/construction policies.
Served as site expert on fall protection, confined space, lockout/tag out, and
hazardous work procedures. Conducted safety hazard and pre start-up safety
reviews. He was the lead ergonomist for in tri-state area. Provided
assessments/solutions for office, manufacturing, laboratory, warehouse,
distribution centers and sales fleet.
He enjoys working with people at all professional levels and with people from diverse backgrounds.
He loves playing golf and taking pictures.
President-Elect: Sean Connolly
Sean is a Certified Safety Professional with 15 years of field and corporate management experience in occupational safety and health. He graduated with a BS in Occupational Safety and Hygiene Management from Millersville University and has also earned his MS in Environmental Health from Temple University. He is currently employed as the Global Safety Manager for FMC Corporation, Agricultural Products Group.
Sean has worked in manufacturing, chemicals, nuclear power and manufacturing. He has extensive experience in a variety of occupational safety and health fields such as process safety management, industrial hygiene, fire protection, risk management, ergonomics, training, hazardous waste management and many others. In addition to FMC Corporation, Sean has worked for Betz Dearborn, Stonhard, Inc., ATOFINA Chemicals (now called Arkema, Inc.), PSEG Nuclear and GAF Materials Corporation.
Sean has been a member of the Philadelphia chapters of both the ASSE and AIHA since 1998.
Sean lives in Richboro, PA with wife Denise and daughters Kate and Erin.
Vice President: Richard Horan
Richard Horan, M.S., CSP, is a Health and Safety Specialist for PPL Electric Utilities, Allentown, PA, and is a current member of ASSE. With 15 years' experience as a safety professional, Rich worked effectively with various employers to control losses, and prevent injuries, illnesses, and vehicle accidents.
Rich began his career at PECO Energy, where he worked for 32 years in a variety of roles in Generation plants, including two nuclear sites, and with Electric and Gas distribution organizations. Rich also worked for Aramark, a Professional Services Company based in Philadelphia, supporting the Healthcare Line of Business for Safety and Risk Control. Rich holds a M.S. in Safety Sciences from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in Organizational Dynamics from Immaculata University.
Rich is a current a member of the West Chester Exchange Club, a service organization supporting community service.
Past President: Al Keiss
Al retired in
1997 as a chief officer of a federal fire department, at which time he joined
Med-Tex Services, currently serving as the company's Operations Manager. He
holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in
Environmental Health from Temple University, and an undergraduate degree in Fire
Science. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Public Safety and a Post-Master’s
Certificate in Environmental Protection from St. Joseph’s University.
Al retains a current status after retiring as an active paramedic. He has over 39 years of service in voluntary firefighting, serving nearly 25 years as a fire instructor, including service on the Pennsylvania Fire Commissioner’s Fire Service Certification Advisory Committee.
He has been a member of the Philadelphia Chapter since 1995 and previously served the Philadelphia Chapter ASSE as Chapter Secretary and Vice-President. Al is the former chairperson of the Sunoco Contractor Safety Cooperative, and a member of the Mid-Atlantic Contractor’s Safety Council and the PALM/BuiltRite Process Safety Management Committee. He is an authorized OSHA 500 and 501 Instructor, a certified Safety-Trained-Supervisor, Construction Health and Safety Technician, Occupational Health and Safety Technologist, as well as a Certified Safety Professional and a Certified Fire Protection Specialist
Al currently lives in Edgemont, Delaware County with his wife.
Treasurer: Joe Dutko
Joe has worked for Modern Group Limited for more than 25 years. Modern is a diverse material handling company with 24 locations covering NJ, Eastern PA, DE & MD. In 1991, Joe took the assignment of becoming Moderns first Safety Director and implemented a broad spectrum of programs to insure the company's compliance with existing rules and employee safety. Having studied at Penn State and at the National Safety Council, he received his Advance Safety Certificate in 1994. In 1997 he expanded his technical specialties in D.O.T. compliance, combining all 4 Modern operating companies' programs into one. Joe has been a member of ASSE since 1998. He has been an active member in the ASSE in attending seminars in Baltimore, Orlando, Atlantic City and other events. He became active in the Philadelphia Chapter in 1999, and joined the Executive Board as Treasurer-elect for 2001-02.
Joe resides in Burlington City, NJ and is kept busy restoring an 1880 period 3-story brick house. His son Matthew, an accomplished house finish carpenter, is glad to help with some of the more difficult work. Major outdoor activities include; whitewater rafting (the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon was the best so far), exploring the canyons of the West and traveling to name a few.
Tom Case is an private occupational safety and health consultant. Prior to going into consulting, Tom served as corporate safety, health and environmental manager for an international manufacturer and distributor of food products, and as a senior health and safety specialist for an international building products manufacturer.
Tom received his Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering Technology, and his Master of Science degree in Occupational Safety and Health, from Temple University. He has over 25 years of occupational safety and health experience in consulting, industry and academia.
He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and a Certified Safety Professional.
Tom has been a member of the Philadelphia Chapter ASSE since 1993. He is also an officer of the Philadelphia Section AIHA, currently serving as the section's Secretary and Webmaster. Tom lives in Royersford, PA.
Delegate: Terrie Lynn Bryan
Terrie Lynn Bryan is a Risk Control Consultant for ACE/ESIS, an international property and casualty insurance carrier. She holds an MS in Environmental Protection & Safety Management from Saint Joseph's University and has been in the safety field since 1999. Terrie also holds a BSN from Thomas Jefferson University and has 10 years of critical care/trauma and post-anesthesia nursing experience. She has been an active member of ASSE since 2001 and has served as Chapter Secretary and Newsletter Editor and is the current chairperson for the Community Relations Committee.
Delegate: John Connolly
John is the Safety Professional
for the Sheet Metal Contractors Association of Philadelphia and Vicinity. The
Association Offices are in Conshohocken and the Membership we serve is based in
Southeastern PA, Western NJ, and Delaware. John has over 20 years experience in
Association Management and extensive experience in construction related
AS part of the SMCA team, his duties include safety services and training for the Members and staff liaison to the Associations operating committees. He is a graduate of Kutztown University with a B.S. in Education.
An ASSE Member since 2000, John participated in the National Professional Development Conferences every year since 2002, plus the Philadelphia Chapter PDCs. John served as President of the Philadelphia Chapter in 2005-06, and as Vice-President and Secretary in the preceding years. He is an authorized OSHA Construction and General Industry Instructor, certified fork truck instructor and Red Cross CPR/ AED/ First Aid Instructor. Professional Memberships also include the Middle Atlantic Society of Association Executives (MASAE) and the Mid-Atlantic Construction Safety Council (MACSC). He currently serves on the Board of Directors of MASAE.
In 2009 he attained the ASAE’s highest professional designation, CAE, Certified Association Executive.
John resides, with wife Deborah, outside of Sinking Spring (PA). He has one son, Brian, and has become an “empty-nester”. A bad, infrequent golfer, John enjoys the quiet times fishing local streams, reading and travelling.
Delegate: Andrew Salvadore
the Corporate Safety Director for Henkels & McCoy, one of the largest
privately held engineering, network development and construction firms
serving the communications, information technology and utility industries.
Andrew works out of the Corporate Headquarters in Blue Bell, PA. and with 22
plus years of field and management experience in occupational safety, health
and risk management, Andrew supports Henkels & McCoy's safety programs and
is program manager for ongoing safety transformation initiatives.
Andrew also supports the OSHA Strategic Electrical Transmission and Distribution Partnership and is a past president and current delegate for the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers.
As a graduate of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania's Safety Sciences Program in 1985, Andrew has continued his professional development and is a board certified safety professional with a variety of industry specific certifications and credentials. Andrew has dedicated his career to the protection of people, property and the environment and enjoys live with his wife, two children and black lab in Ambler, PA.
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