Thomas F. Cecich, CSP, CIH

Regional Vice Presidents Candidate

Region VIII - Eric Stager, CSP, CIH

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Eric  M. Stager, CSP, CIH, is an experienced SHE& professional, including more than 12 years as an SH&E manager for chemical and pharmaceutical companies as well as more than 9 years in consulting. Eric holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University.

Eric joined ASSE in 1996 and is a professional member of the Greater Boston Chapter. ASSE service includes Greater Boston Chapter offices, culminating as chapter president in 2003; New England area director, Region VIII (2006-08); and Region VIII deputy regional vice president (2008-09). Eric also has served on the New England Area Professional Development Conference as the Exposition, Speaker and Conference Committee chair.

Eric has served the Council on Practices and Standards (COPS) as the conference/seminars chair for the Industrial Hygiene Practice Specialty (IHPS) (2002-05); IHPS assistant administrator (2005-06); IHPS administrator (2006-10); and vice chair, COPS (2008-10). He also serves on the Body of Knowledge and Leadership Conference committees. He was named the Greater Boston Chapter Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) in 2006; the IHPS SPY in 2011; and has received several special recognition awards from COPS. Eric is involved in Boy Scouts of America as the cubmaster for Pack 1 in Manville, RI.

Platform Statement

It has been a privilege and honor to serve as your Region VIII Vice President, representing our outstanding members.  I would like to continue to use my passion, leadership skills, and ability to listen to represent this great region again for another term.  Through the years ASSE has given me much in my career development and this opportunity is a chance to give back just a fraction of what I have been given.

I believe that my primary role as RVP is to provide strong and thoughtful leadership for Region VIII.  Membership value and focus must play a key role.  We must continue promoting communication between the chapters, areas, sections and student sections to the Society and the Board.  I will work to continually improve communication from chapters to promote our society.  Our future is also our students and their continued role in developing our society.

Members are always looking avenues to ensure their relevance in the marketplace (professional development, networking, and government affairs).  The Society must continue to fulfill these roles to sustain us as the premier SH&E association in the world today.

We will continue working with the other councils of the Society developing programs for members, the continued improved use of technology, and improving the stature of the SHE profession as industry morphs through emerging technologies.

I will continued to use my ASSE, technical, and business experience to provide leadership, assistance, and consultation to Region VIII. As the leader of the team, it is my sincere desire to assist the chapters in providing service and value to our members.