Manager-Operational Excellence
 Coviden Healthcare
 Hazelwood , Missouri

 BS ChE 1987, University of Missouri-Rolla
 MBA 2000, Washington University

Brian started his career with the Ethyl Corporation in Wood River, Illinois where he worked as a Process Engineer. While there he completed process designs for $22 million in capital expansion projects, including two automation systems. From 1992-2002, Brian worked for Afton Chemical (formerly Ethyl Corporation).  He progressed from Project Engineer to Senior Area Operations Supervisor to Health, Safety and Environmental Manager/IT & Automation Manager.  While with Afton, Brian developed statistical techniques for improving safety performance, reducing the plant’s recordable injury rate to lowest in ten years. He improved the plant’s emergency response systems, including a comprehensive security upgrade and he was responsible for budgeting and cost management.  In 2002, Brian went to work for Coviden Healthcare (formerly Tyco Healthcare-Mallinckrodt).  He started as a director of Health, Safety and Environmental where he was responsible for all health, safety, security and environmental programs at a major chemical production facility.  In 2004, Brian was promoted to Manager – Operational Excellence where he was responsible for directing Sigma Six and Lean implementation and coached 52 Sigma Six/Lean candidates and managed two direct reports.  In 2007, Brian was promoted again to Manager – Operational Excellence (DFSS) where he directed Design for Six Sigma implementation at the global business unit level for Imaging Solutions research and development.

Brian is a member of the Missouri University of Science & Technology Chemical Engineering Advisory Council currently serving his 5th year, St. Clair Special Emergency Services Association, and Southwest Illinois College Process Technology Advisory Council. Brian and his wife Beth reside in St. Louis, Missouri.  Brian was inducted into the Academy in 2008.