Caterpillar Safety Services Consultants
The Caterpillar Safety Services consulting team comprises an experienced roster of safety professionals with extensive field experience in a variety of industries. Each is adept at combining insight, dialog and life experiences toward the development of zero-incident performance.
Mike Brodock, MSM
Mike brings to Caterpillar Safety Services more than 21 years of experience in the fields of civil engineering, environmental health and safety, fleet management and leadership development. He earned academic degrees in civil engineering technology, safety and health, a master's degree in management, and is a trained ISO14001 & 18000 Lead Auditor. Mike served five years in the United States Coast Guard as an engine room engineer and electrical technician. He is adept at leveraging his exceptional interpersonal abilities to build strong working relationships and achieve team objectives.
David Crouch, MSOD
David has served since 1979 as a human resource and organizational development professional helping individuals, families, churches and businesses of all types build and sustain safety and cultural excellence in whatever endeavors they pursue. His passion for excellence and values-driven approach enable him to relate to most anyone in any environment pursuing excellence as a chief aim. David has served professionally in several industry environments including hospitality, food service, healthcare and manufacturing. As a Caterpillar Safety Services consultant, David works with employees at all levels of organizations pursuing zero-incident safety performance. He leads safety culture excellence workshops, guides continuous improvement teams and is regular presenter at safety industry conferences. He received his academic degrees from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (B.S. Business Administration) and Western Carolina University (M.S. Organizational Development).
Charles Doane, CSP
Charles has a professional safety career that spans 25 years of leading safety in a variety of industries, ranging from mining and manufacturing to high tech and the rental equipment business. As Director of Corporate Safety, Charles has led successful culture change initiatives within Fortune 500 organizations such as Phelps Dodge Corporation, Freeport-McMoRan and Litton Industries, as well as smaller businesses throughout the world. Charles has developed expertise in a number of critical areas, including human error analysis, design of sophisticated EHS management systems and strategic initiatives; implementation of OHSAS 18001 certification processes, development of leading safety measures, creative ideas for inspiring and empowering employees on safety, and incorporating safety as a personal and organizational value. Charles is proficient in the design and delivery of high quality safety leadership workshops, safety training courses, and educational programs. His leadership and experience encompasses both domestic and international locations. Charles holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and a Masters Degree in Environmental and Safety Management, both from Arizona State University. He is a certified safety professional and is a member of a number of professional associations in the Health and Safety community.
Todd Efird, CSP
With more than 22 years of safety management experience, Todd is a long-time CSP and professional member of the ASSE (Arkansas Chapter). As a key member of the Caterpillar consulting team, Todd's expertise is founded in leadership and accountability training, which he has used extensively to support companies such as Atkinson Construction, MeadWestvaco, Knife River Corporation and Baxter Healthcare. Prior to joining Caterpillar Safety Services, Todd held key leadership positions with Gerdau AmeriSteel (Director of Corporate Safety); Sara Lee Corporation (Division Director EHS); LifeStyle Furnishings International (Corporate Safety Manager). He received his board certification as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) in 1995. Todd earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Louisiana Tech University.
Brett Haskins, CSP
Brett Haskins is a Certified Safety Professional with more than 18 years of experience working with executives to front-line employees to establish, bolster and sustain safety management systems and culture. Brett has successfully implemented environmental, health, and safety management systems within multiple industries and under various leadership types. Most recently, he served as the Director of Environmental, Health and Safety for ThyssenKrupp Steel USA. He also served as Safety Director for Nucor Steel. In both roles, he worked with leaders to establish safety management systems and personally implemented key initiatives and metrics needed to measure the success of those systems. Brett holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Murray State University, where he studied Occupational Safety & Health and Criminal Justice.
Zach Knoop, MSIT
Zach is an accomplished safety professional with more than 12 years of experience in the fields of street and highway construction, construction materials and mining. As Director of Corporate Safety for a Fortune 500 company, Zach championed a successful safety culture change initiative that included providing management and leadership training, conducting safety perception surveys, guiding continuous improvements teams and developing accountability systems. In 2011, Zach was named the National Stone, Sand, and Gravel Association's James M. Christie Safety and Health Professional. He received his academic degrees from the University of North Dakota (B.S. Environmental Geology and Technology and M.S. Industrial Technology, emphasis in Occupational Safety and Health).
Chip Steensma, CEHSA, SSBB
Chip Steensma joins Caterpillar Safety Services with more than 20 years of experience leading safety, quality and environmental improvement workshops, conducting system assessments and implementing best management practices. He has an extensive manufacturing background, and has worked in several high-level engineering and operations management capacities. Chip learned the techniques and tools of continuous improvement and 6-sigma early in his career while working in the automotive industry and has been able to practice these methods across a variety of businesses. He has a strong track record of success and is highly recommended by past clients due to his ability to communicate concepts, promote teamwork and remain focused on the team's objectives. His client list includes, Tyco, Sauder Furniture, Kellogg's, Lear Corp., Concentra Medical, JCI, Ottenweller Co., and John's Manville, among others. Chip holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Regents College (A.S. from Penn State), is a Six-Sigma Black Belt (TQM Network/NAVL) and is a Certified OHSAS18001/ISO14001 Lead Auditor (RAB/QSA).
Mike Williamsen, Ph.D., CSP
Mike is a nationally recognized workplace safety consultant with more than 25 years of safety and business change management experience. His background includes serving in Engineering, Operations, and Safety Manager positions for companies such as Frito-Lay, Inc. and General Dynamics. In 1985, Mike teamed with safety author Dr. Dan Petersen for three years to develop and implement a nationwide safety accountability and continuous improvement system that helped a Fortune 20 company reduce injuries by 80% within two years. Since that time Mike has applied these and other high-impact safety principles with similar success to other Fortune 500 companies, such as General Dynamics, Baxter Healthcare, ATCO Electric, Rohm and Haas Co., and BASF. He received his academic degrees from the University of California, Berkeley (B.S.), California State University, Hayward (MBA) and Columbia Southern University, Orange Coast, Alabama (Ph.D., Business).