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Safety & Security Committee

Chair: Paul Thurber, Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa
Staff Liaison: Paige Caulfield

The Safety & Security Committee provides news on safety and security enforcement trends, reviews upcoming rule promulgations and changes, and discusses compliance best practices. It also interfaces with the appropriate state and federal agency staffs. The committee also administers the Governor-awarded Safety Achievement Program, which is administered through Manufacture Alabama. The committee meets at least quarterly and, when appropriate, hosts training programs for the benefits of the membership.

Committee Members:


Kirk Agosto
Safety Director
AMERICAN Cast Iron Pipe Company
Birmingham, AL

Mark Allred
Safety Manager
Madix, Inc.
Goodwater, AL

Thomas D. Barnes
President & Owner
Compliance Specialists, Inc.
McCalla, AL

Greg Barnett
Safety Manager
Resolute Forest Products
Coosa Pines, AL

Josh Beeson
Safety Engineer, Industrial Hygiene
SABIC
Burkville, AL

Jonny Bennett
Compliance Specialist
Compliance Specialists, Inc.
McCalla, AL

Brandon Boyington
Regional Sales Representative
Ram Tool & Construction Supply
Birmingham, AL

Russ Bradley
Placement & Development Manager
AMERICAN Cast Iron Pipe Company
Birmingham, AL

Allan Britnell
Director of SHES & Quality
Daikin American
Decatur, AL

Jennifer Carin Burford
Attorney/Managing Shareholder
Ogletree Deakins
Birmingham, AL

Mark Bush
General Manager
Mobile Operations
SSAB Americas
Axis, AL

Paula Byrd
Manager
Byrd Safety and Maintenance Professionals, LLC
Thomasville, AL

Thomas Cannon
District Manager
Ritz Safety
Theodore, AL

Kay Cole
President
GSE, Inc.
Trinity, AL

Lorri Collins
HR Manager
Ascend Performance Materials
Decatur, AL

Rilana Comstock
Safety Compliance Manager
Industrial Valve
Mobile, AL

Mike Conlon
Senior Manager ES&H
Toray Composite Materials, Inc.
Decatur, AL

John Craig
Manager EH&S
Southern Ionics, Inc.
West Point, MS

Ferdinard Crawford
Security Manager
WestRock
Phenix City, AL

Dana Davis
Environmental, Health &
Safety Manager
Lockheed Martin
Troy, AL

Steven Dawson
Senior Industrial Hygenist
ATC Group Services
Daphne, AL

Joseph Dean
Corporate EHS Manager
Shaw Industries Group
Dalton, GA

Wayne Denton
Director, Environmental Health,
Safety & Security
Outokumpu Stainless, USA, LLC
Calvert, AL

Lane Dorman
Technical Leader
Geosyntec Consultants
Pensacola, FL

David Drinkard
Safety Director & Human Resources
A.B.H. Enterprises
Tuscaloosa, AL

Randy M. Easterling
Safety Program Supervisor
University of Alabama Safe State
Tuscaloosa, AL

Kathy Farris
HR Manager
Amerex Corporation
Trussville, AL

Bob Forrester
Director, HSE
Neptune Technology Group Inc.
Tallassee, AL

Cary Gaiser
Safety & Health Director
Nucor Steel
Birmingham, AL

Jason Gamble
Director of Sales
Charter HR
Alexander City, AL

Matty Garr
Vice President of Statewide Services
Alabama Rural Electric Association
Montgomery, AL

Drew Graves
Vice President of Compliance
Sessions Company, Inc.
Enterprise, AL

Trecey Hammon
Executive Director
Third Coast Safety
Mobile, AL

Judith Harrison
Human Resources Manager
M&H Valve Company
Anniston, AL

Allyn Holladay
Deputy Director and
Continuing Education Director
The University of Alabama at Birmingham/Deep South Center ERC
Birmingham, AL

Matt Hollub
Associate Director
University of Alabama SafeState
Tuscaloosa, AL

Harriet Hudson
ESH Manager
Lockheed Martin
Troy, AL

Shannon Johnson
Senior Manager of Safety & Security
SSAB
Axis, AL

Mark Jones
Vice President of Human Resources
O'Neal Industries
Birmingham, AL

Michael Kelly
Director of Safety
Alabama Rural Electric Association of Cooperatives
Montgomery, AL

Andy Kennedy
Environmental Specialist
Olin Corporation
McIntosh, AL

Jack Mace
Sales Representative
Carolina Handling
Munford, AL

Ken Madison
Vice President Business Development
Saiia Construction Company
Birmingham, AL

Jay Mather
General Manager/Senior
EHS Consultant
Enviro Management Company, Inc.
Birmingham, AL

Pam May
Human Resources Manager
ERP Compliant Coke, LLC
Birmingham, AL

Mickey Megginson
Account Executive
JDA Promo
Pelham, AL

Jim Melrose
Division Manager
NAFECO Industrial Safety Options (ISO)
Decatur, AL

Larry Milliner
Vice-President
Sessions Company, Inc.
Enterprise, AL

Scott Missildine
Safety Manager
Daikin America, Inc.
Decatur, AL

Chance Mitchell
Industrial Services Manager
Dunn Building Company
Athens, AL

Billy Moore, CHMM
President/Owner
Strategic Safety & Environmental Solutions, LLC
Auburn, AL

Stephanie O'Melia
Human Resources/Safety Director
Dunn Building Company
Birmingham, AL

Steve Paich
Safety, Health & Environmental Manager
INEOS Styrolution
Decatur, AL

Bruce Perdue
Field Engineer
Alabama Technology Network
Selma, AL

Gene Rader
Safety, Health & Environmental Manager
Mitsubishi Polysilicon
Theodore, AL

Michael Reaves
Project Engineer
Alabama Technology Network
Birmingham, AL

Amanda Retherford
SHEA Leader
United Launch Alliance
Trinity, AL

Buzzy Riis
Attorney
Hand Arendall Harrison Sale
Mobile, AL

Alisa Robertson
HR Manager
The Westervelt Company
Tuscaloosa, AL

Marsha Robinson
HR Director
WKW Erbsloeh North America
Pell City, AL

Renee Robitaille
Director of Environmental Health & Safety
Sabel Steel
Montgomery, AL

Carol Rogers
Senior Environmental Health & Safety Manager
Shaw Industries Group
Dalton, GA

David Sample
Safety/QA Manager
Central Machine
& Fabrication
Montevallo, AL

Scott Saunders
General Manager
KW Plastics - Recycling Division
Troy, LA

David Scheid
Vice President Human Resources
Outokumpu Stainless USA
Calvert, AL

Greg Scott
Senior Director of Human Resources
SSAB
Axis, AL

Andy Scroggins
Head of Operations
GKN Alabama Fuel Systems
Tallassee, AL

Perry Shields
Director
Alabama Technology Network
Cullman, AL

Reginald Silas
EHS Area Leader
Outokumpu Stainless USA, LLC
Calvert, AL

Samuel Sims
Environmental Health & Safety Manager
WKW Erbsloeh North America
Pell City, AL

Larry Slaton
Sawmill General Manager
WestRock
Phenix City, AL

Ruben Soto
EHS&S Manager
International Paper
Pine Hill, AL

Chriss Suddeth
Division Safety Manager
Tyler Union
Anniston, AL

Michael Sullins
Regulatory & Compliance
Alabama Rural Electric Association
Montgomery, AL

David Sullivan
CEO & Founder
The Positive Employer/
Employee Relations (PEER) Group
Lexington, TN

Tiffani Thompson
Sales and Marketing Manager
Edmonds Engineering
Birmingham, AL

Paul Thurber - Chairman
Safety Director
Nucor Steel
Tuscaloosa, AL

Bob Thurman
Business Development
Associate
Vinson Guard Service, Inc.
Birmingham, AL

Lavada Varner
Center Director
Alabama Technology Network
Birmingham, AL

Mark T. Waggoner
Lawyer
Hand Arendall Harrison Sale, LLC
Birmingham, AL

Alan Walters
Safety Manager
AmeriBolt, Inc.
Sycamore, AL

Frank Wampol
Corporate VP of Safety & Health
BL Harbert International
Birmingham, AL

Emily Warf
Corporate HR Manager
Lakeland Industries
Decatur, AL

Sonny Weeks
HSE Consulting Services Leader
Hargrove Engineers + Constructors
Mobile, AL

Ralph Werling
Director of Engineering
Daikin America, Inc.
Decatur, AL

Chuck Whisonant
ORC Manager
Olin Corporation
McIntosh, AL

Rhonda White
Sales & Marketing Manager
Sirius Technical Services
Theodore, AL

Clayton Wood
Senior EHS Manager
Shaw Industries Group
Andalusia, AL

Darlene Yarborough
Safety Director/HR Manager
M & B Metal Products Company, Inc.
Leeds, AL

Brent Young
VP Sales & Marketing
Rolls Incorporated
Leighton, AL

Randy Zeegers
Gulf Coast Emergency
Response Training Academy
Axis, AL

Jeff Zerkle
EHS&S Manager
Merichem Company, Inc.
Tuscaloosa, AL
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