SESHA 2010 Speaker Biography
6 authors: Val Strazds, Scott Swanson, Shakeel Kadri, James VanOmmeren, Niamh Donahue, Heath Foott Author 1: Val Strazds - Intel Corporation, Corporate Services - Fab/Sort Manufacturing Technology Development, Senior Staff Engineer, Process Gas Systems. Intel employee since 1984 with roles including Factory design, Code compliance, Construction Project Management, Process Equipment development & Process Gas system design & operation. Education: Boston University, College of Engineering, Aerospace/Mechanical program, UC Berkeley Project Management and Hazardous Materials Management Programs. Author 2: Scott Swanson, CIH, CSP - Intel Corporation, Corporate Services – Technology Development Environmental, Health & Safety, Senior Safety Engineer. 19 years EHS experience in aerospace, petro-chemical & semiconductor industries. 13 years with Intel EHS in the integration of EHS programs into the facilities & process equipment design and procurement, process safety & construction. Board certified by Board of Certified Safety Professionals & American Board of Industrial Hygiene. Education: University of Minnesota, BS, Public Health, University of Minnesota-Duluth, MS Industrial Hygiene. Author 3: Shakeel Kadri, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. – Director of Global Process Safety & Risk Management. Shakeel began his career at Air Products in 1978 as a process engineer. During his tenure at Air Products, he has held technical management positions of increasing responsibilities in Engineering, Technology, Operations & EH&S organizations. In his curent role, he is accountable for directing Process Safety function & EH&S Risk Management process on a global basis. Over the years, he has actively supported industry’s effort to improve safety through CGA and CCPS organizations. In his process safety role, over the last six years, he has been very active at CCPS in their efforts in improving process safety and process safety culture. In 2009, he was recognized as a CCPS Fellow. He has BS & MS in Chemical Engineering & an MBA. Author 4: James VanOmmeren - Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. – Electronics & Performance Materials PST, Process Safety Engineering Associate. Air Products employee since 1981 with various technical assignments in Development & Process Engineering. Moved to Process Safety role in 1993 supporting high-purity hazardous materials & equipment for Electronics use & currently is Global Process Safety Lead for Air Products’ EPM Division. Responsible for Process Safety involving Electronics equipment manufacturing, gases and chemicals manufacturing, transportable containers, and operational services provided to customers. Specializes in risk management methodologies and holds eight patents dealing with gas and cryogenic processing. Member of several CGA and CCPS subcommittees. Education: University of Delaware, BS, Chemical Engineering. Author 5: Niamh Donohoe - Intel Corporation, Corporate Services – Ireland Environmental, Health & Safety, Industrial Hygiene Engineer. 10 years EHS experience in diagnostic & semi-conductor industries. 7 years with Intel EHS in implementation & sustaining of EHS programmes, regulatory compliance & process safety. Education: Dublin City University, BSc. Biotechnology, National University of Ireland, Galway, MSc. Occupational Health & Ergonomics, Trinity College Dublin, PGDip. Environmental Engineering. Author 6: Heath Foott, CSP, CSHM, MBA - Intel Corporation, Corporate Services – Global Health & Safety, Senior Safety Engineer. 21 years EHS experience in the federal (DOD) & state (OSHA) government, pulp & paper & semiconductor industries. 9 years with Intel EHS in construction & sustaining EHS, regional & global program ownership for fatality prevention programs & process safety. Board certified by Board of Certified Safety Professionals & Certified Safety & Health Manager. Education: George Fox University, BA, Human Resources & an MBA.
Senior Staff Engineer - Process Gas Systems, Intel Corporation, Hillboro, OR, Air Products & Chemicals, Allentown, PA, Intel Corporation, Rio Rancho, NM, Intel Corporation, Leixlip, Ireland