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MARK S. HORTON 8924 197th Street West, Lakeville, MN 55044 Cell (612) 250-5946 Email email@example.com Increasing Profitability by Reducing Risk and Liability Qualifications Disciplined and motivated EHS Manager with manufacturing management experience within the chemical, concrete block and printing industries who is a leader committed to exceed established goals. Trusted manager dedicated to developing a successful team to reduce risk and liability. Excellent leadership, management and communication skills to lead and direct EHS efforts and initiatives. Successfully managed all facets of a corporate Environmental Health and Safety department for large multi-site, multi-national manufacturing organizations. Experienced with federal, state and local regulations to develop internal programs to achieve regulatory compliance. Created strategic lead and lag metrics to measure EH&S performance at the corporate and plant levels. Professional Accomplishments Injury Reduction: Achieved “best in class” injury results within the chemical manufacturing industry. As a plant manager, reduced site injuries from 25 recordable injuries per year to zero and recorded four years without a lost-time injury. Reduced recordable injuries by 20% during a difficult restructuring effort at Brown Printings largest facility. Management Systems: Achieved ISO 14001 certification at 33 manufacturing locations and 2 corporate headquarters for Degussa Construction Chemicals Americas. Assisted with the integration of ISO RC14001 into the existing ISO 14001 program. Received MNSHARP certification at Anchor Block Company. Worked with clients in the medical device, pharmaceutical recycling and defense industries to prepare for ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and R2 certification audits. Led and participated on internal management system and compliance audits teams. Program Development and Implementation: Developed comprehensive EHS manuals and implemented corporate programs to ensure compliance with applicable safety, health, transportation and environmental regulations and company directives. Developed a comprehensive environmental health and safety program for a local pharmaceutical client to meet regulatory requirements. Product Stewardship: Successfully facilitated and led the development of a comprehensive product stewardship program managing 2,500+ raw materials and 650 finished products. Program encompassed multi-national, federal, state and local requirements that provided critical information on the safe handling, use, transportation and reporting needs associated with our products. Clear and concise MSDS and warning labels reduced emergency calls from 1- 2 per week to less than 1 per month. Technical and Legal Knowledge: Worked jointly with corporate legal counsel to provide key information and testimony to prevent $6 million product litigation and worker’s compensation losses. Successfully led and directed industry group efforts with USEPA negotiations preventing the loss of a product line valued at $7.0 million. Mark S. Horton Page 2 of 2 Professional Experience Brown Printing Company Waseca, Minnesota 7/2010 – 3/2012 Safety Manager HSE Compliance Solutions Plymouth, Minnesota 5/2009 – 7/2010 President Anchor Block Company Shakopee Minnesota 1/2006 – 7/2008 Plant Manager/Operations Project Manager Degussa Construction Chemical Operations, Shakopee Minnesota 8/1992 – 1/2006 Inc. EHS Manager/Plant Manager Northrup King Company Golden Valley, MN 2/1991 – 8/1992 Environmental Manager Sinclair and Valentine LP/Flint Ink Corporation St. Paul, MN 10/1987 – 2/1991 Safety, Health, Environmental Coordinator Education and Certifications University of Minnesota, Duluth M.I.S.- Masters of Industrial Safety B.A.S. – Industrial Technology Completed RABQSA ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Training, University of St. Thomas Mini-MBA, First Aid, CPR and AED certified, Industrial Ergonomics Training, Root Cause Analysis Training, CAOCH Certified - #475558, Certified Safety Professional 1992 – 1999. Sitting for ASP/CSP exams in 2012. Professional Memberships American Society of Safety Engineers – Northwest Chapter and Minnesota Safety Council. ASSE – Northwest Chapter Environmental Division Chair and Co-chair 1993 – 1996, Member at Large 2010, Minnesota Safety Council. Awards and Honors Safety Award Winner: Minnesota Safety Council Governor’s Workplace Safety Awards. Meritorious and Outstanding Achievement Degussa Construction Chemical Operations – Bloomington Plant. Meritorious Achievement Anchor Block Company Shakopee Plant. Finalist for 2003 and 2004 Presidents Award Program – top 1% of all operation employees in NAFTA region, Participant in Degussa’s Management Dialog and Training Program – top 1% of all Degussa employees worldwide.
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