Guest Speakers

John Bresland –

John Bresland – President, Process Safety Risk Assessment, LLC
In 2002 he was nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve a five-year term as a Board Member of the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board. In July 2007 President Bush nominated him for a five-year term as the Chairman of the Chemical Safety Board. He served as Chairman from March, 2008 until June 2010. He is a board member of SkyTruth, a nonprofit organization that uses satellite images, remote sensing and digital mapping to engage the public on environmental issues, and give them a hands-on way to participate in science. He serves as a member of the Board of Health in Jefferson County, West Virginia. He is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the American Chemical Society, the Institution of Chemical Engineers and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He graduated in Chemistry from Londonderry Technical College, Northern Ireland and from Salford University, England.

Glenn Johnson – Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer

Glenn Johnson – Manufacturing Workforce Development Leader, BASF
With 20+ years of experience within a progressive array of Manufacturing Leadership and Organizational Development roles, in technical operations of Oil, Gas, and Chemical refinement/production; Glenn began as a Plant Operator, transitioned to the Training function and on to the role of Training Department Manager. He has most recently advanced to the role of Workforce Development Leader for BASF. Glenn has a Master's degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, is a Development Dimensions International certified Instructional Facilitator, and a Langevin Learning Services certified Instructional Designer/Developer. Glenn holds many posts within workforce development; Industry Representative on the Education & Workforce Committee for the National Association of Manufacturers; President of the Dream It Do It Se-TX Educational Foundation.