Safety & Loss Prevention Manager
EXPERIENCE: AJ has 30 years of experience in Safety, Environmental & Health, having worked throughout the United States and Mexico. Over the course of his career, he has provided risk assessments and safety consultations to governmental entities, manufacturing, healthcare systems, construction, transportation, educational institutions and the retail industry. AJ is recognized as one of the leading Safety and Loss Prevention Professionals in the Midwest.
Due to CompOne’s continuous growth in the marketplace, AJ assumed the senior leadership position of the Safety and Loss Control Department in 2014. In this role, he is strategically expanding the range and scope of services offered to meet the ever changing needs of our clients. AJ expressed CompOne’s ongoing commitment to be able to provide immediate assistance and the highest quality of service at a moment’s notice.
With his acumen of the Health & Safety profession, AJ was appointed to the General Industry Safety Standards Commission by the Governor of the State of Michigan and remains very active on the Michigan Safety Council. Working closely with clients, agents and policy makers; he is committed to using best practices and a compliance-driven approach to identify, evaluate and reduce workplace loss exposures.
Prior to CompOne, AJ was a Firefighter for North America Philips Company where he received an offer to attend the University of Findlay for Environmental Law, which sparked his interest in Environmental, Health & Safety. After working for Philips he began an EHS position in manufacturing, starting him down the path of helping others maintain a safe work culture. AJ then went on to oversee EHS for a number of plants for an Automotive Manufacturing company for 10 years, before accepting a position with CompOne in 2010.
SPECIALTY: Expertise in Standards and Regulations, and Teaching. Studying and understanding all Standards and Regulations (EPA, DEQ, ANSI, NFPA, DOT, Tribal, Gaming Industry, and Agriculture). OSHA Instructor, Certified Safety Auditor, Certified Food Safety Inspector, Firefighter State Certified Level 1 & 2 and Incident Commander, and ATSSA Certified Traffic Control Supervisor NC State.
YEARS IN INDUSTRY: 30
JOB HIGHLIGHTS: Bottom line, making a difference in someone’s life. It is wonderful to be able to help so many employees and employers around the country. My current role has allowed more connections with people than ordinarily possible. It’s gratifying to be able to love going to work and doing this every day; not a lot of people can say that.
PERSONAL INTERESTS: Husband | Dad of 3 | Grandpa | Fishing/Boating | Kayaking/Skiing | Collecting Antiques
FAVORITE QUOTE: It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference. – Tom Brokaw