Senior Oil & Gas Industry Leader HSE Director specialist with 20+ years of success driving profit and corporate transformation via operational enhancements, continuous process improvement, and implementation of world-class safety programs and best practices. A methodical and systematic worker who is an excellent and effective, communicator and is able to effectively present requirements and influence positively at all levels within organisations providing desired outcomes, effective solutions and improvements.

Experienced working at operational management level but equally capable of dealing with and communicating issues at grass-roots level which gives me a unique advantage of working strategically and diplomatically with a wide range of clients, authorities, and personnel. I have a proven record of working in highly pressurised situations and demanding environments using several bespoke methods in training, leading, mentoring and managing large multi-cultural workforces.


Reliable and responsible Leadership Management, utilising initiative, drive and commitment in pressurised and demanding environments in order to meet deadlines and achieve set goals and objectives.
Direct ‘Hands On’ Management experience, providing practical understanding of the perspectives of the project recipient, their expectations and their focused delivery methods.
Extensive experience within effective motivation of personnel to advanced levels of performance, productivity and professionalism, successfully structuring highly dynamic and focused teams.
Strong ability to utilise a high degree of creativity, innovation, initiative and vision in order to achieve objectives, solve complex/technical problems and present new concepts and ideas.
Accountable for continuous improvement within the Management and leadership functions, through collaboration and consultation with senior management.
Provide guidance and support in establishing a risk based culture and approach to the management of health and safety.
Ability to manage interpersonal relations and work effectively with others, to establish and maintain good working relations in a multicultural, multinational environment while showing sensitivity and respect for diversity.


BS Occupational Health & Safety / Environment Engineering, Columbia Southern University
Business Administration Studies, Victoria College, Texas
Certified Occupational Safety Specialist
Hazard Management Workshop Instructor and OSHA 501 General Industry Instructor
Safe Land/Safe Gulf Instructor Defensive Driver Instructor
SLS Instructor


American Society of Safety Engineers
National Safety Council


2014 - Present, Vice President, Redline Energy Services, Odem Texas
2013 - Operations Branch Manager, Sprint Energy, Texas
2010 - 2013, Field Superintendent / HSE Director, Tank 1 Services
2007 - 2010, CEO / HSE Consultant, Safety 4 Us, Mathis, Texas


HSE Director / Field Superintendent

Provided decisive leadership and direction for high volume field operations, crude oil hauling activities, and customer service.
Responsible for the development, implementation and delivery of the health and safety strategy and management systems. 
Maintain a pro-active role and lead on health and safety monitoring and reporting on project Health and Safety compliance and performance. Initiated productivity, cost, and performance management tools to minimize overall cost, meet on-time delivery requirements, and maximize customer satisfaction.
Develop the project Health and Safety Plan and effectively communicate it contents to the appropriate parties. In conjunction with the project management team, review and update as required the Health and Safety Plan on a regular basis. 
Carry out regular inspection of work locations and monitor that non-compliance is addressed by site management and closed out in a timely manner. 
Provide guidance, assistance and advice to onsite staff, through interpretation of Company HSE practices and procedures in relation to current legislation and regulations.
Conduct Risk Assessments, establish root causes of incidents to prevent re-occurrence, ensuring that corrective actions are adequate, ensuring that investigations and reporting are implemented according to company procedures.
Develop & ensure the competency of personnel in the identification and control of hazards & risks on location by actively engaging, influencing and persuade all operational and support functions to deliver an integrated, pragmatic approach to safety.
Conducted periodic field observations and hazard assessments.
Maintain statistics and detailed records of inspection findings, records of incidents, near misses and accidents and producing statistical data for reports and develop recommendations to mitigate data trends and organise into a well presented HSE portfolio.
Train and coach staff ensure the competency of teams in the identification and control of hazards & risks on location by actively engaging, influencing and persuade all operational and support functions to deliver an integrated, pragmatic approach to HSE.

HSE Consultant

Built successful consultancy from the ground up, providing world class leadership and safety training for 10+ ISN Networld accounts.
Production of Health and Safety policies and strategies to meet legal compliance.
Undertaking all types of risk assessments and safe systems of work.
Conducting audits and inspections implementing comprehensive action plans within a set time scale and budget
Delivering a range of training services and initiatives.
Undertake development and implementation of bespoke Health and Safety Management systems.
Establish, implement and manage project plans, client objectives and deliverables, including managing change, and communications.
Analyse corporate and functional level issues and provide solutions whilst ensuring that strategic, operational and tactical needs are met.
Undertake accident investigations and reporting to establish root causes to prevent re-occurrence.
Develop and deliver comprehensive advisory support at all levels and develop and implement specific training initiatives.

Vice President

Hold full accountability for daily multi-site operations encompassing a training facility with 20 Instructors and several branches with 250 employees across Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, North Dakota, and Oklahoma.
Build effective teams through managing performance of direct reports; set clear performance goals, have frequent performance conversations to review progress on action plans, provide ongoing feedback, and conduct thorough performance reviews.
Adopted Continuous Improvement methodology to ensure Targets were exceeded on Safety, Cost and Schedule.
Provid technical leadership to define strategic direction for business regarding market and technology development and expanding market opportunities.
Worked closely with Line Managers ensuring appropriate processes are in place to develop, deliver and manage intellectual property, P&L, Sales and Business Development Performance and targets, supply chain management and customer / client care.
Monitor and maintain as directed business management systems, ensuring that departments and functions are reviewing their processes and performance on a regular basis.
Leading on stakeholder engagement to increase both the income for the organization and the uptake of services.
The development and successful implementation, of both performance management and mentoring structures.
Work with internal business functions to implement, strategize, facilitate and train corporate learning programs. Sourcing, liaising and working closely with external training providers as required.
Promoted high but realistic expectations of achievement, keeping up to date with new training methods.
Manage the Management Development Program (MDP) for Board Members and other senior leaders Monitor and maintain customer service excellence and compliance with SLAs.
Enabled efficient risk mitigation and cost control by creating & delivering standardised strategy/ process and tools.
Support the delivery of services through the provision of advice and guidance on matters relating to Safety Compliance & Assurance.
Standardize and benchmark KPIs, consistently exceeding corporate/customer expectations for quality, performance, and safety.

Operations Branch Manager

Presided over daily branch operations at 3 locations and oversaw recruitment, hiring, training, and evaluation of 300+ employees.
Manage and drive staffing plans, schedules, quality initiatives, performance levels, process change initiatives, and other Improvement initiatives to enable Operations to improve Sprint Energy’s Business Plans.
Managed P&L, equipment rental and maintenance, safety/quality control, and 24/7 on-call customer support.
Collaborate with other support teams (HR, Financial Manager, Line Management, Safety & Security, IT and Sales force) to support ongoing initiatives and secure support and resources for quality customer business delivery and that KPI benchmarks are met and on time, within set budgets.
Act as a conduit between the company and those delivering operational support, acting as both coach and mentor to direct line of reports.
Collaborated with sales force in assessing and satisfying customer requirements, ensuring on time, within budget delivery of all products and services.
Act as the Bid/ Proposal Lead during tendering Processes.


Vice President, Redline Energy Services

Acknowledged for fuelling fast paced corporate growth, more than doubling workforce from 100 to 250 employees while spearheading successful launch of 3 new branches in the last 3 months.
Generated millions of dollars in fresh revenue through acquisition and expansion of lucrative accounts such as MSA with Devon Energy, Marathon Pioneer Natural Resources, Stat Oil and Forrect Oil.
Earned trust and respect of employees within 6 weeks, averting probable departure of over 60% of disgruntled workforce.
Replaced under-performers and improved employee morale and productivity through proactive management, mentoring and training, system of accountability, and performance-based incentives.

Field Superintendent / HSE Director

Credited with authoring and implementing the first safety program in corporate history. Performed all ISNET World and DOT documentation.
Introduced and enforced culture of safety awareness, quality assurance, and continuous improvement.
Designed and implemented Fleet Management System, triggering significant improvements in efficiency, accuracy, and productivity.
Attained Taproot Certification for root cause analysis and incident investigation.
Captured fast-track promotion to Safety Director and Superintendent within only 3 months of employment.

CEO / HSE Consultant

Organized and conducted a full range of best-in-industry HSE training initiatives and methods such as Confined Space Training, Forklift Training, Behavior Based Training, Lock Out Tag Out, Hazmat Hazcom Training, OSHA 501 General Industry (10 or 30 hr).
Grew company from zero to a million dollar+ operation in less than 1 year


2002 - 2006, Medstar Ambulance - Regional Operations Manager
Pre 2002, McCray Drilling - Rig Manager / Safety Technician / Chain Hand

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