Movers & Shakers

Movers & Shakers

California: 22 Earn Logistics CertificatesCalifornia: 22 Earn Logistics Certificates

Manteca, California – Last month, all 22 students who took part in the Manteca Adult School Warehouse pilot program received their Logistics Associate certificates, one each in warehouse (Manufacturing Skills Standards Council), forklift, and OSHA-10, during a special recognition ceremony held Manteca Unified School District’s adult school facility. The warehouse pilot program was a collaborative effort involving both Tracy and Manteca adult schools. Source: Manteca/Ripon Bulletin

California: 22 Earn Logistics CertificatesOregon: Warrenton Hires New Fire Chief

Astoria, Oregon – Brian Alsbury, an assistant fire chief with the Warrenton Fire Department, is the city’s new fire chief. Alsbury replaces Tim Demers, who led the department since 2013 but resigned in October as the city faced a state investigation over unsafe firefighting practices. Alsbury, 40, has been a volunteer with the fire department since 2007. Alsbury was one of 15 applicants and seven finalists. He interviewed with three panels of technical staff, city administration and fellow volunteer firefighters. Source: Astorian

New Chair, Members Appointed to NSC Board of DirectorsNew Chair, Members Appointed to NSC Board of Directors

Itasca, Illinois – The National Safety Council last month welcomed a new chair and 11 new members to its board of directors. Andrew Johnson, executive vice president and chief risk control officer at Captive Resources LLC, is board chair. He succeeds Mark Vergnano, CEO and president of The Chemours Company. The 11 new board members voted in are: Paul Aasen, president, Minnesota Safety Council; Dane M. Bremer, director of global business continuity, employee safety, enterprise security and business continuity, Liberty Mutual Insurance; James W. Connell Jr., executive vice president and chief customer officer, Centuri Group Inc.; Kathleen Eaton, vice president of safety, building services and energy management, The Home Depot; Cheryl Gomez-Smith, director of operations excellence, personnel safety and global security, Exxon Mobil Corporation; Rose McMurray, chief transportation safety advisor, FDRsafety LLC; Travis Parsons, associate director of occupational safety and health, Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund of North America; Jane Sinclair, general counsel and company secretary, Firmenich International SA; Brad Thomas, president of First Transit and First Vehicle Services, FirstGroup plc; Chantal Trépanier, president, SIM/Cognibox, Inc.; and Glenn Trout, CEO and president, VelocityEHS. Source: National Safety Council

Pennsylvania: Sorek Joins Miller Fabrication SolutionsPennsylvania: Sorek Joins Miller Fabrication Solutions

Brookville, Pennsylvania – Miller Fabrication Solutions, a strategic metal fabrication partner for original equipment manufacturers across construction and forestry, transportation, oil and gas equipment and other heavy industries, recently announced the appointment of Paul Sorek as Director of Business Processes. Sorek assumes the role from Rich Steel, who has been named Director of Lean Manufacturing. Sorek will oversee the departments including automation, engineering, process development and quality control. He comes to Miller after 15 years at Matson Lumber Company, including the last eight as president of the company. Source: Courier Express/Jeffersonian Democrat (DuBois, Pa.)/LinkedIn


Dr. Janette Sherman, Environmental Science PioneerDr. Janette Sherman, Environmental Science Pioneer

Alexandria, Virginia – Dr. Janette Sherman, a pioneer in occupational and environmental health, died November 7 at 89 years of age in Alexandria, Virginia. Dr. Sherman’s medical-legal files, among the largest collections of their kind in the US, are preserved at the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Sherman also served as an expert for residents in communities affected by environmental hazards, including the Love Canal neighborhood of Niagara Falls, New York, and studied continuing health effects of nuclear disasters including Chernobyl and Fukushima. Source: New York Times