Ted Granger, CUSP, CSSBB
Granger Management Consultants
Ted Granger, CSSBB, CUSP, is the principal consultant for Granger Management Consultants. He provides 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 Co. These included T&D operations, human resources, logistics and safety, where he utilized his Six Sigma Black Belt certification.
Robert McCall, Inspire High Performance, LLC
Bob McCall is from Pittsburgh, Pa, (Go Steelers!) Bob attended Tuskegee University and majored in Building Construction Technology. Worked ten years with Bechtel Power Corporations in construction, maintenance, and operations of nuclear power plants, eight years for Alliant Entergy in Iowa at the Duane Arnold Energy Center. Bob became the first African American Plant Manager when he was hired by Progress Energy to serve the Lee Plant in Goldsboro NC, one year later he was promoted to General Manager for the Eastern Region Fossil Generation Department. In that role he was responsible for five plants, traveling maintenance, engineering and project management. Bob had the opportunity to leave generation and support the Transmission department as General Manager of Asset Management and in Distribution as the General Manager of the Southern Region as well as the Vice President of the Eastern Region in Energy Delivery for Progress Energy where he was responsible for 13 operation centers, serving 350,000 customers. After 33 years in the industry Bob retired from Duke Energy from the position of General Manager of Fleet Services where he was responsible for managing over 13,000 vehicles and mobile equipment value over $600 million dollars, operating in six states with 58 locations.
Currently, Bob is author of the projected best seller book “Zero Accidents and Injuries, are you willing to pay the price” and President of “Inspire High Performance”, LLC where he gets to follow his true passion of helping companies and organizations build a culture of High Performance where all can work at their top potential every day, thus preventing injuries, saving lives, recognizing errors, and improving processes.
Bob’s outside activities include: Public speaking to youth and men’s groups, volunteering with many charities and civic groups.
Bob’s motto is to, “Make a difference everywhere you go”
Dr. James Clapper, DC
Injury Prevention Professional, Future Industrial Technologies
James Clapper is a Doctor of Chiropractic and a nationally recognized speaker and trainer in the field of Occupational Injury Prevention, Ergonomics and Bionomics(TM). He has worked with professional athletes from teams like the LA Angels and Anaheim Ducks and "Industrial Athletes" from Fortune 500 organizations throughout North America. He is the Director of Ergonomics and Biomechanics Training for FIT and manages over 800 Injury Prevention Specialists nationwide. He works full time as an Injury Prevention Specialist himself and has personally trained over 30,000 employees throughout the US and Canada.
Gary Coleman, CSP, CUSP
Group Safety Manager, Aldridge Electric
Gary Coleman, CSP, CUSP is the Group Safety Manager for the Drilled Shaft and Specialty Foundations Division of Aldridge Electric. Gary has over 30 years of construction experience with 15 years in construction safety. He holds the CSP, CHST, OHST, STSC, and CUSP certifications, and has a Master of Science Degree from Northern Illinois University.
Stephen Franker, CUSP
Sr. Safety Specialist,ComEd/Exelon
In my Role of Senior Safety Specialist I am responsible for overseeing the safety of all field and office personnel in Overhead, Underground, Operating, T&S, SSC, Network Highrise, Meter Reading and Field & Meter Services. ComEd is a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation. ComEd delivers electricity to approximately 3.8 million residential and business customers across northern Illinois, 70 percent of the state’s population. Exelon Corporation is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities with approximately $17 billion in annual revenues. The company has one of the industry’s largest portfolios of electricity generation capacity, with a nationwide reach and strong positions in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic. Exelon distributes electricity to approximately 5.4 million customers in Illinois and Pennsylvania and natural gas to approximately 485,000 customers in southeastern Pennsylvania. Exelon is headquartered in Chicago and trades on the NYSE under the ticker EXC.
Professional History Prior to his current role at ComEd, Franker was a ComEd Overhead FLS in all three Chicago offices where he was engaged with the day to day operations and safety for over 30 Overhead employees. As an FLS he was responsible for various programs including team lead for multiple ACE investigations for incidents that occurred in the Chicago Region. Franker began his ComEd career in 2005 as an Overhead FLS until he began is current role as a Senior Safety Specialist in Chicago Region in 2012.
Chris Grajek, CRSP, CUSP
Director HSE - Work Methods, Allteck Line Contractors Inc.
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 Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP), Certified Utility Safety Professional (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.
Sr. Consultant, ArcWear
Hugh performs arc testing, research on arc flash and arc blast and is a regular contributor of scientific papers on arc flash and PPE. He is a frequent speaker at electrical safety conferences and his training materials have been used by over 1000 companies to train electricians and line technicians on arc flash and electrical safety.
Sam Holt, CUSP, OSHA, CPR
City of Tallahassee - Utility Training Analyst
My career has spanned over 30 years in T&D industry. I have worked with many contractors and several utilities. My experiences have been extremely rewarding. My wife and I will be celebrating our 35 anniversary this year, we have two daughters, both married and 4 grandchildren. My focus is on safety and my intent is to remind workers of their individual accountability, awareness and responsibility as it relates to an accident happening or not happening.
Tony Kaczkowski, MHCA-MLS, LAT/ATC, CEES
President, InSite Health, LLC
Tony Kaczkowski has 20 years of experience caring for the Industrial Athlete, as well as, a background in Professional and Olympic Sports and advanced clinical expertise in the management of shoulder injuries. He brings a dynamic, energetic and experienced perspective to caring for today’s workforce. Besides developing and fostering innovative health and safety programs around the nation, he maintains a hands-on approach, working with employers and their staff, on a regular basis. This allows Tony to keep a pulse on what our customers’ needs are, which allow for personalized, productive and successful outcomes.
Safety Products Product Manager, Hubbell Power Systems/Chance
Thirty years of experience as Technician, Engineer, Product and Marketing Manager; currently Product Manager over Chance Lineman Tools, Safety Products Business Unit of Hubbell Power Systems; Bachelor in Electrical Technology and MBA from Washington University, St. Louis
Mark McKeon, CSP
Group Safety Manager, Aldridge Electric
Mark McKeon, CSP currently serves Aldridge as a dedicated group safety manager in the National Transit Division. He has more than 20 years of experience in the construction industry, including roles as project safety manager, regional safety manager, and division safety manager.
David Paoletta, MS, CSP, CUSP
Consultant/Sr. Project Manager, SCM Safety Inc.
David R Paoletta, MS, CSP, CUSP Bio: David Paoletta, MS, MBA, CSP, CUSP; is a senior safety consultant and project manager, for Safety Compliance Management Inc. in San Ramon, California. He is the Subject Matter Expert for Electrical Safety, Utility Operations Safety and Construction Safety Management Programs. David earned a Masters Degree in Occupational Safety Management/Industrial Safety from Central Missouri State University and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of New Mexico’s Anderson School of Management. His safety credentials include a CSP in 2005 and CUSP (Certified Utility Safety Professional) in 2014. David has worked in Electrical and Gas Utility Safety both on New Mexico and in California. He also has expertise in training, human performance improvement and environmental engineering. Dave is a Past-President of the New Mexico Chapter of the ASSE in Albuquerque, NM; and President-Elect of the San Francisco Chapter of ASSE. Dave is a dedicated fly fisher, sailor and Boston sports enthusiast and volunteers with his Certified Therapy Dog “Marlow” at Veterans support events, memory units and the SFSU Student Wellness program.
Ryan Schenk, COSS
Sales Manager, T&D PowerSkills, LLC
Ryan Schenk has been in the Electric Utility, General Construction and Retail Industries spanning the last 17 years. Experience in construction management, project management, field productivity and safety and training. Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Management and a Certified Occupational Safety Specialist. Sales Manager of T&D PowerSkills, LLC, Lineworker training program for the Electric Utility Industry
Gary Tellish, CSP, CET, CUSP
Safety Manager/Training, Quanta Services, Inc
Been in the safety profession for 30 years, holds a MSc in Occupational, Safety, and Health from Columbia Southern University. Currently has a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Environmental Trainer (CET), and Certified Utility Safety Professional (CUSP). Currently employed with Quanta Services, Inc. as Manager Safety/Trainer, Have been employed for 3years and cover the US certifying crane operators, as well as, doing safety oversight for many Operational Units. Prior employment was with Utilicon, Inc. (Asplundh Company) for 2 years covering the US doing safety oversight and crane training. Spent 10 years working for a Heavy Civil company as Corporate Safety Director performing critical lift plans for erection of bridges and heavy structures involving multiple cranes. Currently have Hydraulic & Lattice Boom Crane Trainer Certification. I am a Certified Crane Operator for TB75, LBCR, LBCW , as well as, Crane Institute Certification Authorized Examiner and a Mobile Crane Inspector.
Mack Turner, CUSP, Executive Director
Mack Turner’s career spans over 22 years in the Electric, Gas and Communications Utility Industry. Mack has specialized in Safety, Risk and Leadership disciplines and is focused on positive culture change. Mack has experience with corporate safety management, Field safety management, trade training, and soft skill behavior based training and consulting. Mack has worked for a large Utility contractor, a large Electric and Gas Utility, and currently works for the Institute for Safety in Powerline Construction (ISPC) as the Director of Operations and a trainer /consultant for the utility industry supporting the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Central and S. America and the middle east. Mack is also the President/Board Chairman andfounding member for the Utility Safety Operations Leadership Network (USOLN). Mack is a Certified Utility Safety Professional (CUSP), Certified Utility Safety Administrator (CUSA), and holds an Advanced Safety Certificate from the National Safety Council as well as various Safety Certificates from Red Rocks CommunityCollege.