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 Director of Safety Southwire Company Carrollton, GA Phone: (770) 832-5096 Email: kimberly.watson@southwire.com  

Kimberly Watson - Secretary

Director of Safety

Southwire Company

Carrollton, GA

Phone: (770) 832-5096

Email: kimberly.watson@southwire.com

 

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

Tonya Wells - Director-at-Large

EHS & Security Manager

Firestone Industrial Products, Inc

Dyersburg, TN 38024

Phone: (731) 882-3504

Email: welsstonya@fsip.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

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 Manaer

Cintas

Atlanta, GA

Phone: 678-302-2796

Email: HallM@cintas.com

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

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) VPP Safety Leader Southwire Company Villa Rica, GA Phone: (770) 832-4181 Email: johnathan.ward@southwire.com

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

VPP Safety Leader

Southwire Company

Villa Rica, GA

Phone: (770) 832-4181

Email: johnathan.ward@southwire.com

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

Lori Thompson

Operations Excellence Leader & VPP Program Leader

GE

Hebron, KY

Phone: (502) 271-9142

Email: lori.thomas@ge.com