Region IV VPPPA

The Voluntary Protection Programs Participants' Association, Inc., the premier global safety and health organization, is dedicated to cooperative occupational safety, health and environmental management systems. VPPPA is a member-based association, supporting work sites across the U.S. in their efforts to receive and maintain VPP status and building strong Safety Management System programs. For over two decades, the association has provided its members a direct link to OSHA, DOE and similar agencies within state-plan states and continues to offer a support network for participants from a wide variety of industries.

The Association is made up of many different companies with very strong world-class safety programs. Being involved in the association and conferences can help any company and business build an improve safety program. 

Region IV VPPPA is the region that serves the eight Southeast states. (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee) 

 

Board of Directors

 

 Phil Walsh - Chairperson  SHE Manager - Discrete Networkl  Ecolab, Inc.   Columbus, MS  Phone: (662) 244-3128  Email: phil.walsh@ecolab.com

Phil Walsh - Chairperson

SHE Manager - Discrete Networkl

Ecolab, Inc. 

Columbus, MS

Phone: (662) 244-3128

Email: phil.walsh@ecolab.com

 Kimberly Watson - Secretary  EHS Director   Oldcastle Precast  Carrollton, GA  Phone: (770) 270-3917  Email:  kimberly.watson@oldcastle.com    

Kimberly Watson - Secretary

EHS Director 

Oldcastle Precast

Carrollton, GA

Phone: (770) 270-3917

Email: kimberly.watson@oldcastle.com

 

 Tonya Wells - Director-at-Large  EHS & Security Manager  Firestone Industrial Products, Inc  Dyersburg, TN 38024  Phone: (731) 882-3504  Email: wellstonya@fsip.com

Tonya Wells - Director-at-Large

EHS & Security Manager

Firestone Industrial Products, Inc

Dyersburg, TN 38024

Phone: (731) 882-3504

Email: wellstonya@fsip.com

 Michelle Keever - Director-at-Large  UCOR  Oakridge, TN  Phone: (###) ###-####  Email: michelle.keever@ettp.doe.gov

Michelle Keever - Director-at-Large

UCOR

Oakridge, TN

Phone: (###) ###-####

Email: michelle.keever@ettp.doe.gov

 David Blessman - DOL (Ex Officio) - State  TN VPP Manager  TN OSHA  Nashville, Tennessee  Phone: 615-253-6890  Email: David.Blessman@tn.gov

David Blessman - DOL (Ex Officio) - State

TN VPP Manager

TN OSHA

Nashville, Tennessee

Phone: 615-253-6890

Email: David.Blessman@tn.gov

 Carey West - Vice Chairperson  Sub-Contractor Manager  Mundy Company  Castle Hayne, NC  Phone: (910) 819-6700  Email: carey.west@elementis.com

Carey West - Vice Chairperson

Sub-Contractor Manager

Mundy Company

Castle Hayne, NC

Phone: (910) 819-6700

Email: carey.west@elementis.com

 Earl Anderson - Board of Director  Mgr, Site Security & Emergency Mgmt  GE - Global Nuclear  Wilmington, NC 28402  Phone: (910) 200-5470  Email: earl.anderson@ge.com      

Earl Anderson - Board of Director

Mgr, Site Security & Emergency Mgmt

GE - Global Nuclear

Wilmington, NC 28402

Phone: (910) 200-5470

Email: earl.anderson@ge.com

 

 

 

Mark Hall - Director-at-Large

Regional Safety & Health Manager 

Cintas

Atlanta, GA

Phone: 678-302-2796

Email: HallM@cintas.com

 Danny McCree - Director-at-Large  EHS Manager  Johns Manville  Richland, MS  Phone: 601-936-9842  Email: Danny.McCree@jm.com

Danny McCree - Director-at-Large

EHS Manager

Johns Manville

Richland, MS

Phone: 601-936-9842

Email: Danny.McCree@jm.com

 Americo Pagan - DOL (Ex-Officio) Federal  Assistant Regional Administrator  US Department of Labor / OSHA  Phone: (678) 237-0449  Email: pagan.americo@dol.gov

Americo Pagan - DOL (Ex-Officio) Federal

Assistant Regional Administrator

US Department of Labor / OSHA

Phone: (678) 237-0449

Email: pagan.americo@dol.gov

 Chris Colburn - Treasurer  AGCO Corporation  Georgia  Phone: (620) 327-5584  Email:  christopher.colburn@agcocorp.com    

Chris Colburn - Treasurer

AGCO Corporation

Georgia

Phone: (620) 327-5584

Email: christopher.colburn@agcocorp.com

 

 Johnathan Ward - Director-at-Large (Non-Represented)  EHS Coordinator  Southwire Company  Carrollton, GA  Phone: (770) 832-4181  Email: johnathan.ward@southwire.com

Johnathan Ward - Director-at-Large (Non-Represented)

EHS Coordinator

Southwire Company

Carrollton, GA

Phone: (770) 832-4181

Email: johnathan.ward@southwire.com

 Lori Thomas - Director-at-Large  Operations Excellence Leader & VPP Program Leader  GE  Hebron, KY  Phone: (502) 271-9142  Email: lori.thomas@ge.com

Lori Thomas - Director-at-Large

Operations Excellence Leader & VPP Program Leader

GE

Hebron, KY

Phone: (502) 271-9142

Email: lori.thomas@ge.com

 Steve Donovan - Director-at-Large Represented Site  Florida Power & Light  Phone: 386-763-6022  Email: j.s.donovan@fpl.com

Steve Donovan - Director-at-Large Represented Site

Florida Power & Light

Phone: 386-763-6022

Email: j.s.donovan@fpl.com