Meet the dedicated executive board serving the Utility Safety & Ops Leadership Network. With over 200 years of combined utility industry experience our group works hard to provide nurture, grow and serve our organization.
USOLN Executive Board
Mack Turner, Board Chairman, CUSP
Mack is a senior consultant for the Institute for Safety in Powerline Construction (ISPC). He has extensive experience in the electric utility safety and training business including eight years as the Safety and Training Superintendent at Tucson Electric, and 24 years as a safety and training professional for electrical contractors and general industry. Mr. Turner holds advanced degrees in Construction and Environmental Safety and Health, as well as an Advanced Safety Certificate from the National Safety Council. He holds the title of Certified Utility Safety Administrator and Certified Utility Safety Professional. Mack has successfully completed the National Safety Council's OSHA Inspections, OSHA Record Keeping, Drugs in the Workplace, Safety Training Methods, Principles of Occupational Safety, Safety Management Techniques and Accident Investigation courses. He has also successfully completed Federal OSHA's Training Institute courses in OSHA Construction Standards, OSHA General Industry Standards, Machine Guarding, Environmental Law, Industrial Hygiene, Principles of Ergonomics, Hazardous Materials, Cranes and Rigging, Fall Protection, Electrical Standards, Scaffolding Safety and Trenching, Excavation, and Soil Mechanics.
Ted Granger, CSSBB, CUSP
Ted is the principal consultant for Granger Management Consultants. In this role, he provides sustainable safety improvement solutions through training, lectures and safety consulting services. Prior to his current role, Ted held various managerial positions during his 37 year career at Florida Power & Light Company. These included T&D operations, human resources, logistics and safety, where he utilized his Six Sigma Black Belt certification.
Pam Tompkins, CSP, CUSP
Pam Tompkins is president and CEO of SET Solutions, LLC. Pam is a 38 year veteran in the electric utility business. Ms. Tompkins is a grassroots leader in the electric power industry and a founding member of USOLN (Utility Safety and Ops Leadership Network) and the CUSP (Certified Utility Safety Professional) designation. She is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), a Certified Utility Safety Professional (CUSP), a Certified Utility Safety Administrator (CUSA) and an authorized OTI (OSHA Training Institute) instructor. Ms. Tompkins is a frequent speaker throughout the US and internationally on Electrical Safety Compliance and industry “best practices” for National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) and NFPA 70E. As a member of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers), she has authored and presented IEEE papers on high voltage safety issues. Pam is a regular author for iP (Incident Prevention) magazine, a leading utility industry magazine, and a regular presenter at iP Safety conferences.
John Price, CRSP, CUSP, RSE
John Price is currently the Manager of Environment, Health and Safety for the ENMAX Corporation based out of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. ENMAX is an electric based utility overseeing electrical installation and maintenance activities through generation, distribution, network, and Light Rail Transit. John is a Journeyman Power Line Technician holding a Red Seal endorsement (RSE) with 17 years of experience in a variety of different roles and work activities for utilities and as a contractor. He holds certifications as a Certified Utility Safety Professional (CUSP), an Electrical Safety Codes Officer (SCO), and is also a practicing Canadian Certified Safety Professional (CRSP).
CUSP Governing Board
Chris Grajek, CUSP
As Allteck’s Director of Health and Safety since 2006, Chris manages and coordinates health, safety, work method and environmental programs and initiatives. Chris leads a team of trades trainers and field safety coordinators for local and international construction and maintenance activities. He is a CRSP and CUSP with extensive experience in heavy construction, high voltage transmission/distribution/substation projects, remote and heavy terrain environments, air and marine logistical operations, and various specialized work methods for electrical utility sector. Chris is involved with a number transmission and distribution partnership task teams and a trainer in a number of utility sector disciplines”.
Michael Getman, CUSP, MBA
Michael is the owner of Utility Safety Consultants, Inc. He has more than 40 years of utility industry experience in roles ranging from line apprentice to acting general manager. Michael is a member of the ASSE. In 2013, Michael was named the recipient of the Carolyn Alkire Safety Advocate Award.
Michael Stremel, CUSP
Michael Stremel is operations training manager at Midwest Energy Inc., a customer-owned cooperative that services 50,000 electric and 42,000 gas customers in northwest Kansas. He has nearly 35 years of experience in the electric industry, including assisting in disaster relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and numerous ice storms and tornadoes. Michael serves on the advisory board of two Kansas vocational-technical schools and is a member of the Midwest Energy Association steering committee.
Don Atkins, CUSP | Safety and Training Manager | Davis H. Elliot
Board Member Emeritus
Ron Schenk, CUSP
Ronald J. Schenk, COSS, is executive director of the Institute for Safety in Powerline Construction (ISPC). He served as Red Simpson, Inc.’s Director of Training for nearly a decade and also held the Director of Training position at Universal Electric Construction from 1990 to 1994.
Jim Vaughn, CUSP
Jim Vaughn, Resident SME and Facilitator at Incident Prevention Institute has 40 years of experience in utility and industrial electrical construction. Beginning his line career in the ’70s, he is an experienced lineman and foreman in transmission and distribution construction and bare-hand maintenance. After a brief separation to fulfill educational opportunities, he returned to the industry, taking up leadership roles in training and safety administration. Jim has authored numerous procedure and standards documents and technical training programs. His original curriculum for line technician training was adopted by the Florida Department of Education and is used broadly across Florida and the electric utility industry. In addition to his OSHA expertise with industry standards, he is highly regarded for his demonstrated skills in hazard identification, incident investigation, safety program development and application of consensus standards to meet OSHA requirements. Jim has written articles on safety and training for several publications and is a sought-after speaker on contemporary safety and technical issues. He has often been called on for his skills as a post-incident electrical forensics consultant. In industry-related education, Jim has delivered many hours in both the college classroom and adult learner technical training, and is recognized for effective technology transfer skills that complement his safety and technical training courses. He currently sits on the editorial board of Incident Prevention magazine.
|Scott Young, CUSP
Industrial Safety Institute
Sixto Duran, CUSP
Shawn Mitchell, CUSP
Andrew Menu, CUSP