A Little About Fred
In high school, I started on one of the top golf teams in the state all four years and received concurrent varsity letters. As a senior, I was recognized for the Sportsman of the year based on sportsmanship and character. My performance as a junior golfer earned me a college scholarship at Indiana State University. There I earned four concurrent varsity letters. While in college I attained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Safety & Environmental management. Most of my 42 years of working in the corporate world have been devoted to the electric and gas utility industry. This has been a rewarding experience earning consistent escalations in growth and responsibility to where I just completed my work as a Chief Operating Officer. These opportunities have occurred with leading investors, and municipally run utilities both domestically and internationally. I have worked directly in 30 countries around the world and have a deep respect for diverse cultures. Although my work has progressed leading extremely large operational areas I am anchored by safety, labor relations, and security.
My work also included working for nearly 4 years working with one of the leading utilities in the world based in Rome Italy. It was here that we developed a system referred to as “Safety 24-7”. This process was based on a study of 5 years of data compiled into 5 categories of contributing behavior. A unique process was developed to extract actually injury scenarios from the study about 30 for each category. For each injury, we depicted the prohibited behavior with a photo outlined in red, the danger to avoid the injury was outlined in yellow, and finally, the acceptable behavior was outlined in green all built around the stoplight. Green=proceed, Yellow=caution, Red=stop. We developed training. books in multiple languages and trained all 43,000 employees. The results were tremendous the firm saw in most countries a -25% in injuries. Moreover, the firm was recognized for the DuPont Safety Award.