SESHA 2008 Speaker Biography

Kal Kawar
Executive Vice President, Actio, Portsmouth, NH and Atrion, Montreal, Canada

Kal Kawar, co-founder of Actio Corporation has 20 years of chemical engineering, industrial hygiene and environmental engineering experience. Kal's specialization includes SEMI S2 compliance, radiation investigation, investigations in indoor air quality, compliance air sampling, ergonomics, asbestos, lead based paint, ventilation, noise and related audits for industrial managed health and safety. A former Industrial Hygiene Program Manager for IBM Corporation, Kal established the infrastructure for developing IBM's industrial hygiene programs consistent with corporate safety and health policy. Kal's experience with IBM includes serving as Staff Industrial Hygienist for IBM's New York semiconductor manufacturing facility and also as Industrial Hygienist for their U.S. headquarters, where he managed the U.S. Field Asbestos program and participated in the management and implementation of field real estate safety and health programs. Kal has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Northeastern University and a MS in Industrial Hygiene from the University of Pittsburgh. He has published and presented before the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.