Principal, EHS Services
Areas of Expertise: Operational excellence, human performance reliability (HPR), process documentation and improvement, identification and valuation of environmental liabilities including asset retirement obligations and contingent liabilities, decommissioning planning and management, pre-acquisition due diligence, and sustainability
Education/Certifications: M.S. in Hydrogeology, The University of Texas at San Antonio; B.A. in Industrial Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin
In his 20 years as a consultant, A.W. has helped clients across a number of industries (e.g., refining, chemical, railroad, mining, food and beverage, metals casting, and pulp and paper) to work toward operational excellence and manage the risks associated with safety and environmental issues.
A.W. helps clients improve safety performance by evaluating human factors in operations and identifying contributing factors leading to incidents and accidents. He then works with clients to identify and prioritize areas needing improvement and integrates these improvements back into the organizations’ underlying safety management systems.
A.W. also assists companies with complex environmental issues to develop corporate-level procedures for the identification and valuation of asset retirement obligations (AROs); conduct facility-level ARO audits and cost estimates; develop and assess standalone and integrated EHS management systems; and conduct pre-acquisition due diligence reviews.
In addition, A.W. represents Kestrel on the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center Steering Committee at Texas A&M University and is working with the Center on research in human factors and behavior-based safety.