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									                                      MARK S. HORTON
                         8924 197th Street West, Lakeville, MN 55044
                                     Cell (612) 250-5946
                               Email mshorton.hse@gmail.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.
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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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