Operating Committee Bios
Chair: Cliff Butler, SGE, Sherwin-Williams, Purdy Brush
Cliff Butler, SGE, has been with Sherwin-Williams since 1999 as an Environmental, Health and Safety Manager. He has worked with VPP PSM sites within Sherwin-Williams family of companies, and transferred to Portland OR to become the EHS Manager at the Sherwin-Williams Purdy Brush plant (an Oregon VPP site) in late 2013. An ASSE member since 2002, Cliff became affiliated with the Oregon SHARP Alliance in Mach of 2014, accepting the Region 1 Delegate role in November 2014. He has worked with OSHA/VPP since 1999 in Regions V, IX, and X, and is enjoying the opportunity to work with the Oregon SHARP Alliance.
1st Vice Chair: Erica Frey-Hoyer, Packaging Corp of America
Erica is a graduate of Washington State University and has worked in the manufacturing industry for over 13 years. She is currently the Safety Manager for Packaging Corp of America's Salem, OR corrugated packaging facililty.
Erica believes that an incident free workplace can be achieved through meaningful employee involvment, personal responsibility, and effective communication. She values safety because she cares - about ourselves, each other, our families, our suppliers, our customers.
During the past several years, Erica has led the effort to bring PCA's Salem facility to VPP Star certification and continues to facilitate the re-certification process.
Erica, her husband Paul, and their two daughters enjoy traveling in the Northwest in their motor home. Erica also spends her free time volunteering at her church and at her daughter's elementary school reading program.
2nd Vice Chair: Bobby Hammond, SGE, Jacobs
Bobby Hammond is an Area Safety Manager for Jacobs in their Operations Management International business. Much of his experience was in the wood products manufacturing industry, but now he supports projects contracted to operate and maintain facilities such as water and wastewater treatment facilities. He has had the fortunate experience of working for companies that had strong safety cultures that sought out and achieved STAR recognition in VPP. He has led and been a contributor to STAR programs across Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Driven to hone his craft, in 2014, Bobby earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Safety and Health (Magna Cum Laude) from Columbia Southern University.
Bobby served the Oregon SHARP Alliance Board of Directors as the Region 8 Delegate, filling a vacancy opened in 2010, serving through 2016. He double served in 2014, additionally serving as Alliance Treasurer in 2014. When not on the clock, Bobby enjoys outdoor activities and whenever possible, spending time with his grandkids.
Treasurer: Jodi Hall, Duro-Last Roofing
Jodi has been with Duro-Last Roofing, a manufacturer of thermoplastic single-ply roofing membrane, since July, 1998. She is the Logistics and Office Manager. Jodi is also a member of the Duro-Last Safety Committee and has played an integral part in Duro-Last graduating from the SHARP program in March, 2006 and achieving VPP Star Site status in 2016. Jodi has arranged for bi-yearly Duro-Last Blood Drives for many years. She attends numerous monthly Redwood Safety Committee meetings and participates in the Southern Oregon Safety Conference every year. Jodi promotes safety on a daily basis by attending GEMBA plant walks, interacting with employees at each work station and addressing any safety or health concerns. “I look forward to interacting with other SHARP Alliance Board Members and SHARP Alliance facilities to exchange safety ideas and best practices; as well as promoting the benefits of becoming a SHARP Alliance member.”
Alliance Secretary: Josh Johnson, Adroit Construction Co., Inc
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Josh has been in the construction industry his entire life and with Adroit Construction since 2001. He attended RCC and Abilene Christian University. Josh considers himself very lucky to have married his best friend and they have three children. He and Chaley have settled down in the Rogue Valley and cannot see themselves living anywhere else. As the Safety Director for Adroit Construction Co. in Ashland, OR, Josh considers himself exceedingly blessed because he gets paid to care for people. Adroit’s commitment to safety begins with our belief that all injuries are preventable, and we will not accept anything short of our zero injury vision. The SHARP program has been a tremendous benefit to our company and we would highly recommend joining the SHARP Alliance. Josh and Adroit are continuously striving for daily improvement and the SHARP program has aided greatly in that endeavor. Professional Associations:
Oregon OSHA Liaison: Mark Hurliman, CSHM, Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division
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Mark E. Hurliman, CSHM, has an occupational background that includes work as a dairy farmer, self-employed commercial fisherman, construction worker, logger, and mill worker. He has worked at Oregon OSHA since 1990, as a Compliance Officer and a Safety Consultant. The VPP Coordinator since 1996, Mark has been manager of the VPP and SHARP programs since 2001. Mark has been recognized by the Institute for Safety and Health Management as a Certified Safety and Health Manager (CSHM). He has developed and presented a variety of training presentations on SHARP and VPP as well as other safety and health management related topics. His workshops and classes have been presented throughout Oregon as well as at Regional and National safety and health conferences. Professional Associations:
Region 1 Delegate: Shawna Bergeron, Tapani, Inc
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Shawna currently works for Tapani, Inc. Shawna has over 13 years experience in safety and health. Her experience includes developing and implementing health and safety programs, developing and conducting all required safety training and ensuring compliance with exposure monitoring and hearing conservation.
Region 2 Delegate: Brett Luton, EH&S/GLIS/GOPS, LAM Research
Brett has over 7 years of experience in Health and Safety. He has worked in safety for the petroleum industry for two years. Brett has been employed at LAM Research for almost three years and he has been a Safety Ambassador since he was hired. Brett is a member of LAM's SHIELD Mentor Program, a program developed to help new hires transition through their first 60 days of working in a logistics warehouse.
His experience includes conducting safety training, development, and implementation of safety protocols. He has always had a passion for workplace safety, so it’s been a great honor to work for a company that makes safety such a high priority.
Brett moved to Portland 5 years ago to be closer to his younger daughters. He is also a professional photographer in his spare time and has loved exploring the PNW.
Region 3 Delegate: Wendy Cecil, Thermo Fisher Scientific
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Wendy is a longstanding member of Thermo Fisher Scientific's Eugene, Oregon team. After joining the manufacturing team in 2005, she soon advanced into Environmental Health and Safety, initially focused on international customer support for product safety. Wendy now utilizes her experience to support the Eugene, Oregon location, striving for excellence in General Industry and laboratory safety programs. Her formal education in environmental science, with a focus in chemistry and biology, aids in supporting a safety culture in the life sciences sector, where collaboration with all employees is crucial. Wendy has supported VPP initiatives in various capacities; becoming an SGE in 2015, leading the site through multiple VPP Star recertifications, and providing support and mentorship to other sites’ safety programs and VPP efforts, both within and outside the company.
Region 4 Delegate: Tim Hart, Duro-Last
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Tim Hart joined Duro-Last Roofing 35 years ago in Saginaw, Michigan. In 1987, he relocated to Grants Pass, Oregon to open the West Coast Division of Duro-Last Roofing. From the start, he created a relationship with Oregon OSHA to implement safety protocol in the new plant. In 2006, Duro-Last Roofing (Oregon) graduated from the SHARP program. In 2013, Tim began working with Oregon OSHA to seek VPP status for the facility. Tim received the first “Business Leader Who Gets It Award” at the 2014 Southern Oregon Occupational Safety & Health Conference. From September 7, 2007 to January 6, 2016, Duro-Last Roofing (Oregon) celebrated 500,000 hours with no recordable injuries.
In September, 2016, Duro-Last Roofing (Oregon) was awarded VPP Star Site status. This is the first time a facility in Oregon has been awarded Star status at the first approved application. Since then, Tim has mentored an employee to be a VPP Special Government Employee, was asked to join a panel discussion at the 2017 Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health (GOSH) conference regarding the safety culture at Duro-Last Roofing, and has organized a plant tour for ten Oregon companies; with the intent of mentoring them in the VPP process. Tim regularly attends SHARP Alliance meetings. He also attends monthly Redwood Safety Committee meetings and encourages other employees to join him. Tim attends monthly Duro-Last Safety Committee meetings and is mentoring the other five Duro-Last Roofing facilities in their quest to achieve VPP status.
Region 5 Delegate: Jason Schweitzer, Suterra
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Jason currently works for Suterra, a subsidiary of The Wonderful Company that manufactures artificial insect pheromone for mating disruption products. He has a strong manufacturing background and as an Electrician in a chemical plant, he has a deeply personal interest in safety. Jason previously worked in high end wood products and has consistently contributed to safety committees and improvement projects for the duration of his career. He resides in Bend, Oregon surrounded by family and friends, and when he isn’t pulling in overtime on the job, you can likely catch him riding up on Mt. Bachelor or making music around town.
Region 6 Delegate: Rick Blackmarr, Blackmarr and Associates
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Rick’s (EH&S) Environmental Safety and Health career has spanned over 35 years from General Industry to the Construction Industry. After college he started out as a Fire Fighter / Paramedic Safety trainer in Denver CO. After leaving the Fire service he continued his career in several manufacturing and construction businesses. Rick advanced his career into senior leadership roles as corporate safety director working throughout the United States, China and Canada. In those years Rick, through collaborative efforts certified two plants into the VPP Star Status, one outside of Rochester, New York and the other one in Hillsboro, OR.
Rick has served on the Region 10 VPPPA as a Board of Director for two years. He has mentored several companies on their journey for SHARP and VPP status. After leaving the Region X VPPPA Board of director positon, Rick then moved on to the Nuclear field working as a Safety manager with the Dept. of Energy, VPP Star site, Idaho National Laboratory. Rick has continued to work on several safety conference committees, the last 10 years have been with the Blue Mt. Safety Conference. He has also conducted many safety classes at these conferences to include the Oregon Governors Occupational Safety and Health conference.
Rick currently resides in Umatilla, OR with his wife Vickie overlooking his favorite spot, the Columbia River. If he is not home or working, he is on the river with his boat fishing. He continues to work in the EH&S field as a private consultant to his former employers.
Region 7 Delegate: Dale Combs, NuStar Energy
Dale Combs is a Terminal Scheduler with NuStar Energy. With more than 15 years in the Energy Industry.
Starting in 2007 as a Terminal Operator, Dale was introduced to VPPPA and the importance of Safety and critical life skills in the industry. Attending multiple VPPPA workshops and conferences in Region IX and Region X. Dale’s background includes being TPIC, PIC, HAZWOPER, FSO, CPR, AED and First Aid certified as well as serving as a VPP Coordinator and Safety Committee Chairperson. September 2020 Dale was promoted from Terminal Operator of NuStar Energy’s Vancouver, WA facility to Terminal Scheduler of NuStar Energy’s Portland, OR facility, a VPP Star site. Dale played a very important role in the Portland facility’s VPP recertification. Outside of work he’s a dedicated family man to his wife and two children. They enjoy donating to United Way, JDRF, and Randall Children’s Hospital as well as volunteering. Dale is dedicated to making everyone around him better by putting safety, community, volunteering and mindfulness at the forefront of everything he does.
When he’s not working, Dale bowls in a league, is his son’s number one fan in the stands at baseball games, enjoys taking his daughter on motorcycle rides when weather allows, and insures he makes it home safe at the end of every day to spend evenings with his family.
Region 8 Delegate: Ashley Dubisar, Knife River Coast/Roseburg
Ashley Dubisar is the Safety Resource Supervisor for both the Roseburg and Coast Divisions of Knife River Materials. Prior to making the jump to construction and construction materials Ashley spent over 13 years in the wood products industry and wood products manufacturing. Ashley started as floor employee and worked her way into various safety and non-safety roles. Ashley has been fortunate enough to work in world class safety cultures and to be involved from application to STAR in the Voluntary Protection Program. Ashley views her current role at Knife River as the “Team Mom” she’s here to coach, educate, challenge, and cheer her team to a zero-incident victory.
Ashley currently resides in Coquille with her two kids and fiancé. Her kids keep her extremely busy between sports and stock car racing. Ashley also enjoys cooking, baking, gardening, canning, and animals. Ashley’s friendly competitive nature helps drive her to continuous improvement in both her personal and professional lives.
At Large Delegate: Terance Chapman, Klamath Energy
Terance Chapman is the Program Manager-Process Engineering at Klamath Energy, a 635 MW electrical generating plant in Klamath Falls. Klamath Energy achieved Sharp early in its existence and VPP a few years after. Terance was born and raised in Lancaster CA, before joining the Naval Nuclear Power Program. Terance spent 6 years in the Navy onboard the USS RONALD REAGAN before entering the power industry. Terance spent 6 years in operations in Pueblo, CO before joining the team of Klamath Energy where he worked as an operator for 3 years before transitioning into his current role.
1st VPP Delegate: Boe Carter, PCA Salem Packaging
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I have worked here at Packaging Corporation of America (formerly Boise Packaging) for just over 20 years. Currently I am the Environmental, Health, and Safety facilitator (EH&S). Aside from working in a wide variety of departments here at the facility early in my tenure, I started out my safety journey by spending 4 years as the plant safety coordinator from 2008 to 2012, which during that time we achieved VPP Star Status. I am currently an SGE and have performed multiple VPP recertification audits here in Oregon. Becoming an SGE has been a great opportunity for me to travel to other locations to help them achieve their goal of being a safer facility, and at the same time bringing back excellent ideas to help our facility maintain our focus on safety. Thanks to VPP and the SHARP Alliance we have made key partnerships with customers as well, which is a great selling point in the marketplace. In my free time I enjoy coaching my son’s youth sports teams, golfing, and cheering on my favorite sports team, Da Bears.
2nd VPP Delegate: Enrique Mendivil, Sherwin-Williams, Purdy Brush
Enrique has extensive manufacturing experience with direct involvement in safety initiatives, including leading and developing Safety and Environmental programs according to OSHA requirements. Enrique actively supported activities that led to ISO 18001 and ISO 14001 certification for two market leader companies.
Enrique joined the Sherwin-Williams Purdy Team, a VPP STAR site, in Portland Oregon in May 2019, and became the Ergo Committee Champion. Enrique has been a key leader in VPP efforts at Purdy including leading the Ergo Committee in reviewing and providing action plans related to the VPP Annual Self-Evaluation.
3rd VPP Delegate: Ray Illingsworth, SGE, Marvin Wood Products – Baker City
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Ray’s work experience includes work in tire and vehicle maintenance and 11 years in the US Army. He began his career at Marvin Wood Products in 1998 and worked on various machine centers including the Veneer Slicer, Edge Glue machines and as a Lift Truck Operator, until becoming the Safety Coordinator in 2005. He first became involved in safety, as a safety representative, and the Voluntary Protection Program at Marvin’s in 2002.Ray has been a Special Government Employee (SGE) since October of 2007, and in that capacity he is able to serve and assist as a team member on Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) audits.Ray believes that employee involvement, reporting near misses and good communication are key elements for an incident free workplace. Ray is enthusiastic about safety and enjoys networking to share ideas about what each other are doing.Ray owns and operates a small business and enjoys spending time with wife Yvonne and their two children. In his spare time he enjoys hunting, fishing and riding ATV’s.