Ken is a 1972 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. After 7 years active duty in the Army, he joined Procter and Gamble at their plant in Jackson, Tennessee. A year and a half later he transferred to the plant in Mehoopany, Pennsylvania where he spent the remainder of his 23-year career. During this career he was responsible for all results for 2 toilet tissue production lines, quality assurance for the entire tissue production operation, all results for a 175 person material handling operation, quality assurance for the Pampers production operation.
For the last 11 years he was the Industrial Hygiene, Safety, Fire Safety, Equipment Safety and Emergency Response Manager for the entire site consisting of 95 acres under roof and over 3000 direct and contract employees. He led the development of the NFPA 70E implementation for the entire Corporation and led the development of the ergonomics improvement process including a design reference manual for the Paper business. Ken led the improvement of capability to handle hazardous materials incidents and was the designated Incident Commander.
Ken has his own safety consulting company and has worked in various industries including mining, construction and services as well as manufacturing.
He was involved with the Northeastern Pennsylvania chapter of ASSE and the Northern Tier Safety Association where he became President. Two years ago Ken became President of the Northeastern Pennsylvania chapter. He was elected Area Director 3 years ago and running for re-election.
I intend to continue to build on the work we have done over the last 2.5 years in networking amongst the Chapters. I want to work with the Chapters to find innovative ways to better service ALL members. Outreach to those not attending meetings or activities due to travel time will be a focus area.
I want the Keystone Area to become more involved with the State legislature in its efforts to pass health and safety coverage for public sector employees. We have begun this work in support of HB 1325 and contacts with state legislators.