Senior Vice President, Safety and Member Performance
Richard utilizes his leadership and global experience across industries in complex work settings to partner with Members to envision and implement cultural change that optimizes human and organizational performance, fosters operational excellence and an incident free environment.Previously, Richard worked for General Electric for 30 years in multiple functions including Legal Counsel, Human Resources, Sourcing, several global HSE roles, leading to his appointment as GE Energy’s Senior Executive for Health, Safety, Environment& Sustainability. He received his Bachelor of Science from Purdue University, Juris Doctor from Union (Albany) Law School, and Master of Business Administration from Columbia University.
Assistant Vice President Safety Resources
Based in Houston, John is a Senior Safety Manager working throughout the country to collaborate with our Membership in efforts to improve safety and operational leadership.
His service and support are strengthened by 18 years of experience in maritime occupational safety and health.
John holds a Bachelor of Science in Maritime Administration from Texas A&M University at Galveston.
Andrew “Andy” Booth is the Signal Safety Team Member for the mid-Atlantic region and is based in Norfolk, VA., working with Operations and Safety leaders to develop stronger cultures within the member organizations by operationalizing safety.
As a previous Signal member himself, Andy comes from the Port of Virginia’s Health and Safety Department as the Manager for Operational Standardization and Hazard Mitigation, an operations background in terminal services and stevedoring, as well as a background of sailing as a licensed deck officer for over a decade.
Andy will service the needs of the local members that are in the Hampton Roads area, as well as partner with his fellow Signal Team Members throughout the country to offer the services and resources available through Signal.
Based in Wilton CT, Donna is responsible for providing safety services to the members in her territory and beyond to enhance performance.
Donna brings more than 20 years of experience managing Environmental, Health and Safety programs at dynamic, leading companies in diverse sectors including: high-tech. manufacturing, research & development, utilities, and healthcare.
She gained her experience at Memorial Sloan Kettering, ASML, Consolidated Edison, General Electric and Bayer. Donna earned a M.S. in Environmental Health Science from the New York Medical College and a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Earth Science from the University of Hartford.
She has lived in Connecticut throughout her life and currently lives in the Southwestern part of the state with her husband and son.
Senior Safety Manager
Based in Seattle, Bob’s regional responsibilities encompass workplace safety guidance to Member executives, supervisors and deckplate leaders. He supports Members using the capabilities of the Signal Safety Department, providing resources, training and a first-call resource to its members.
He offers safety management support, audits and maritime safety knowledge to Members in Terminal Operations, Ship Repair, Vessel Construction and Marine Construction.
Bob brings over 15 years of experience in Risk Management, Maritime Safety, Fire Protection, and Safety Instruction to the Signal Team. He is an IFSTA rated Fire Officer 1 and Instructor 1, and an active member of the National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research and the NFPA.
John who is based in New Orleans Louisiana provides safety and loss control services to Signal Mutual Members in the Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Great Lakes, Mississippi and Ohio River areas.
John is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and has over 18 years of Occupational, Health, Safety and Environmental experience in Petrochemical, Construction, Healthcare, and Maritime industries.
Based in Charleston, SC, Justin has been providing safety and loss control services to Signal Mutual Members since June 2020.
Justin manages members in in DE, GA, MD, NC, and SC.
He brings over 15 years of trade, safety, health, and environmental experience in the maritime, construction, and general industries and he is an active member of SSPC and NFPA.
Based in Jacksonville Florida, Steve provides safety and loss control services to our Membership in the Southeast Region.
Steve has over 15 years of experience in the Ship Repair industry.
Steve served in the U.S. Navy, retiring after 21 years of service. He earned his Master’s Degree in Occupational Safety and Health from Columbia Southern University and his Bachelor’s Degree in Adult Education and Development from Southern Illinois University. Steve has also completed his Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification.
Assistant Vice President Safety Resources
Based in Long Beach, California, Sam is responsible for Safety and Loss Control for our member services.
Sam brings over 25 years of Safety and Loss Control experience in General Industry, Construction, Agriculture and Maritime. He has had multiple roles in Fortune 100 companies from site level to corporate responsibilities.
Sam covers California and US Territory in the South Pacific to include Terminal Services, Ship Repair and New Construction, Marine Construction and Oil & Gas operations.
Safety Resources Project Coordinator
Terry, who is located Addison Texas is the Project Coordinator for Signal Safety and the administrative point person for the Safety Resources Team. She assists the Team with special projects, manages all safety events, meeting planning and logistics. She works closely with the Signal Mutual Safety Committee, directly aids all Signal Members by responding to unique requests for information and fielding Safety Resources related queries.
Terry joined Signal in 2012 and is a Certified Account Manager, Certified Meeting Professional, COVID-19 Compliance Officer, and holds both the Texas General Property & Causality Insurance License and Texas Surplus Lines Insurance License.
Bill is based out of San Diego.
With more than two decades of hands-on experience in the field of Occupational Health and Safety, most of which has been focused on ship repair, modernization, and building. This experience has been gained at both large and small sites, in multiple states and waterfronts, all with the same organization, which is a Signal Mutual member.
Experience with all levels of the industry include, but not limited to, confined and enclosed spaces, shipyard competent person, first responder, fire prevention, seasoned incident and accident investigator, developing and administering a variety of training programs, developing and maintaining management systems including OSHA VPP STAR, OSHAS 18001, ISO 1400, and assisted other companies with the development of their programs.