After Gannon, I graduated from Toledo University in 1970 with a master’s degree in electrical engineering. I worked for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) from 1965 until my retirement in April 2005. During the last five years of my career, I served as chief engineer of the Power and On-Board Propulsion Technology Division. As chief engineer, I served as technical leader and consultant to approximately 110 professional engineers and support personnel.
Before and after retirement, I have been involved with numerous service projects, serving with the Christian Medical and Dental Society to repair hospitals and clinics throughout Central and South America. Recently, I helped form Answering the Call Together (ACT), a mission-driven organization that helps with disaster relief and medical equipment support.
My earth science degree from Gannon has come full circle: H.J. Heinz Co., where I serve as global sustainability and operations risk senior manager, was ranked among the top 100 greenest companies in America in 2009 and 2010 (according to Newsweek Green Rankings).
In my current position, my duties include several areas of operational risk management, such as health and safety, asset conservation, security, business continuity and environmental.
I have been with Heinz for 13 years and am a member of the Heinz Global Operational Risk Management and Sustainability cross-functional teams. I am also a Certified Professional Geologist (CPG) and a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM).