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John
johnrobert.pace@gmail.com
757-651-6977
757651 - 6977
Winter Garden, FL 34777
Professional Experience-Corporate Director - Environmental Healt
15 years experience W2
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Summary

Accomplished EHS Senior Leader in both corporate and regional positions in Manufacturing, Theme Parks, Meat Packing, and Telecommunications.

  • An innovative problem solver, and change agent, who has reduced injury rates, workers comp costs, and environmental risks in multiple industries. -Areas of Expertise--EHS Program Development -ISO 45001/ OSHAS 18001 -Injury Prevention Programs -EHS Legal Strategy -Managing EHS Managers -DOT Compliance -Policy Development -General & Auto liability -Environmental Programs -Global Management Systems -WC Program Management -Enterprise Risk Assessment
  • 6 Sigma
  • Behavior Based Safety -Contractor Compliance Programs

Experience
Professional Experience-Corporate Director - Environmental Health and Safety
Jul 2018 - present
a division of Bridgestone Inc.
  • Provide strategic EHS leadership for North America and Asia operations encompassing 6 regions and 52 manufacturing and distribution facilities. Write policies and create programs to reduce overall company risk portfolio.
  • Lead site EHS managers and provide corporate support to meet goals. Directly liaison with general counsel on site legal exposures to include fines, lawsuits, and regulatory agency interactions.
  • Create enterprise risk management programs and benchmark EHS performance deliverables. Report directly to the company's Chief Financial Officer.
  • Ensure internal quality standards are realized through implementing a global management system for safety and environmental compliance.
  • Manage corporate audit program to assess site EHS compliance, aggregate and analyze trends, and enhance programs and policies to close gaps.
  • Reduced injuries and claim dollars by 29%, and auto liability claims by 61%, within one year of managing the corporate EHS department.
  • Reduced environmental impacts and waste output through leveraging business centered changes to contracts and vendor agreements. Negotiated agreements with California, Florida and Massachusetts regulators to create recycling and sustainability programs.
  • Instituted an ISO 45001 safety program for Asian operations to streamline compliance with Global occupational safety standards.
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Manager- EHS and Security
Nov 2017 - Jul 2018
Wild Adventures Theme Park
  • Sr. Manager for the entire EHS and Security Departments. Directly managed 3 salaried department operations managers.
  • Managed park general liability and workers comp programs, and interface with corporate legal, and local counsel, on all litigated claims.
  • Developed park safety programs to ensure compliance, and implemented new corporate policies into operations. Ensured compliance with federal and state safety and environmental regulations.
  • Administered multi-site safety policies for LOTO, confined space, machine guarding, fall protection, arc flash, ergonomics, etc. Managed legal compliance with environmental regulations to include SPCC, storm water, RCRA, Tier II, UST, AST, and air permits.
  • Reduced injury rates by 20% in first 3 months, and reduced lost time rate by 60% in first 6 months.
  • Implemented of Six Sigma RSA and FMEA methods for incident investigations.
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Regional Safety Manager
Mar 2016 - Nov 2017
North Region
  • Managed regional occupational safety, workers compensation, and risk program for plant and mill locations in VA, NC and PA. Led transition from OSHAS 18001 based employee injury prevention system to ISO 45001 regional program.
  • Led, developed, and gave direction to a team of five safety professionals. Assigned site audit and assessment priorities and coordinated corrective actions.
  • Reduced OSHA rate from 7.8 to 2.5, and reduced lost time rate from 3.0 to 0.7 through behavioral safety programs and enhanced operational controls.
  • Implemented improvements to claims management process, which resulted in an 80% reduction in paid comp, and a 55% reduction in cost per employee. Recipient of national claims management innovation award for 2016.
OSHA Project Management
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Sr. EHS Specialist
Jun 2013 - Mar 2016
Northeast Division
  • Managed area EHS program in Virginia business operations encompassing field operations, data centers, construction projects, warehousing, facilities, maintenance, retail stores, and call centers.
  • Created NFPA 70E program for data center operations. Worked on corporate committees for fall protection and rooftop safety programs.
  • Partnered with HR to create first-ever safety programs for field sales and retail stores.
  • Reduced worker compensation costs and DAFW rates by >20% through the use of 6 Sigma projects.
  • Managed DOT compliance for over 1200 vehicles, and create policies to mitigate road safety risks.
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Safety Specialist & Operations Supervisor
Jun 2006 - Jun 2013
  • Conducted accident investigations of all injuries on property, and completed reports in anticipation of litigation. Investigate employee injuries and accidents, and lead corrective action. Responded to park emergencies and ride incidents.
  • Conducted park and construction project audits to ensure compliance to company best practices, occupational safety, fire code, and environmental compliance.
  • Supervised operations department for an assigned area of the park to include over 150 employees, and 5 location supervisors. -Achievements/ Certifications-
  • Six Sigma Green Belt
  • ISO 14001 Lead Auditor
  • OSHA 30 General Industry & Construction
  • CSP currently pursuing
  • HAACP
  • Eagle Scout (Boy Scouts of America)
  • American Society for Safety Professionals Member -Technical Proficiencies-
  • Oracle/ SAP and other financial management software
  • Intelex, EHS management system
  • Gensuite, EHS management system
  • ISN, contractor management system
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Bachelor of Science
Jun 2006 - Jun 2006
Norfolk, VA
Political Science
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