Chuck PettingerLeading Indicators: The Golden Eggs
Chuck Pettinger Ph.D.
Implementation & Change Manager, Predictive Solutions (formerly DBO2), Blacksburg, VA

Mr. Pettinger has over 20 years experience designing, implementing, and evaluating safety improvement initiatives including Behavior-Based Safety. His major interests include developing large-scale corporate behavior change initiatives, assessing industrial safety cultures and customizing organizational Leadership Workshops.

Mr. Pettinger has consulted with a wide variety of industries including Bechtel, BD Biosciences, Bombardier, Caterpillar, Chevron, Coca-Cola, Cummins, ExxonMobil, Honeywell, Kiewit, Kaiser Permanente, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Monsanto, National Grid, Pfizer, Southern Company, Turner, Union Pacific & Xcel Energy.

He has authored many training/technical manuals while designing, customizing and developing training materials for use in industry and government agencies. In addition, he has numerous published abstracts and papers and many scheduled speaking engagements at professional conferences yearly, including invited international multi-day workshops in Australia, China, France, Hong Kong, India, and Singapore.

He earned his Bachelors from the University of Florida, his Masters from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and his Doctorate from Virginia Tech. Before joining DBO2, he was a Senior Project Manager with the Safety Performance Solutions and a Grant Project Manager with Virginia Tech’s CABS, a research and development organization led by Dr. E. Scott Geller. While at Virginia Tech, Mr. Pettinger and Dr. Geller completed many research grants including a two-year project funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health titled "Critical Aspects of Behavior-Based Safety." This research investigated several key strategies for implementing a successful Behavior-Based Safety processes in industry. He is also a Certified Behavior Analyst and has served as a Behavioral Program Specialist for the State of Florida and other private industries.