Interviews with Industry Leaders
60 Seconds Series: Operational Excellence at NASA
David Loyd, Head of the Safety and Test Operations Division at NASA, provides his insights on integrating risk management practices and techniques throughout a large organization with an extraordinarily diverse mission.
Download the full interview to see how operations leaders in high risk industries can move beyond the use of historical data and really leverage data to be more proactive and predictive – so that data flags warnings early, before unplanned events occur.
60 Seconds Series: Manufacturing Excellence at Shell Oil
Lynne Buchanan, America’s Regional Manufacturing Excellence Lead at Shell Oil, provides us with insight into the importance of leadership and the management behaviors required in driving operational excellence.
Download this exclusive interview to see what is driving Shell’s manufacturing excellence strategy, and how to secure executive level support for continuous improvement initiatives when the business is facing more market volatility, risk and complexity than ever before.
60 Seconds Series: Interview with Deepwater Horizon Investigator Captain Hung Nguyen
Just seven days after the Deepwater Horizon explosion, U.S. Coast Guard Captain Hung Nguyen was designated as the co-chair for the US Departments of Homeland Security and Interior joint investigation into the incident that killed 11 workers and resulted in the largest oil spill in US history.
Captain Nguyen’s role was to determine the causes of the accident and make recommendations for safe operations of future oil and gas activities. Many of the report’s recommendations have been implemented and we spoke with Captain Nguyen to discuss his personal perspective on the leadership lessons learned from the incident – and where safety improvements still need to be made.
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60 Seconds Series: Operational Excellence at Veolia
Matt DiGeronimo, Vice President of Operations at $50B energy company Veolia, shares his insights on transforming the cultural, operational, and financial underpinnings of a failing coal-fired power plant in just 12 short months.
Download the full interview to find out what are the challenges of modifying the thought-processes and operational models that can often be ingrained for decades in the minds of front-line supervisors, and how culture change can ultimately improve financial performance in high risk industries.
The path to Safety Excellence through Operational Discipline
Mark Little, Vice President of Health and Safety at Cenovus Energy, provides his insights on maturing your safety culture and what it means to achieve excellence in health and safety.
Read the full interview to learn how Cenovus is using their management system framework to drive operational excellence and risk management and how this has helped to simultaneously keep their people safe, their operations productive and their products sustainable during what’s been a very volatile time for the oil and gas industry.
Human Factors and Next Generation Procedures: Laying the foundation for Operational Excellence
Our operating environment and business requirements are changing. The demand on operator vigilance continues to climb to meet the ever evolving expectations in safety, reliability, and performance. Procedures have traditionally been utilized as a one size-fits-all tool for compliance, missing key opportunities to optimize human performance and safety. Our workers are paying the price.
In this exclusive interview Dr. Camille Peres (CP), Ph.D, Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University, and Nate Rightmer, Vice President of Procedure Services at ATR, discuss the Next Generation Procedure Research and share the key findings from this study that are informing significant adjustments to how industry should be implementing procedures.