Board Members

Board Members

The Advisory Board correspondingly seeks to:

1. Establish a demonstrable standard of competence based on experience and practical knowledge of safety system application.

2. Support the training of individuals in safety system application skills to achieve this level of demonstrated competence.

3. Support the development and dissemination of research and information required to maintain an active international forum and dialogue for identifying future paths to achieve the primary objective.


Board of Directors:

The Board of Directors oversees all of the activities of the CFSE Advisory Board, in support of its mission to improve the skills and formally establish the competency of safety system engineers in the process, manufacturing and hardware/software development industries. The board members’ primary work is to maintain application and examination procedures and initiate improvements to the CFSE/CFSP programs in the different disciplines. It is also responsible for maintaining the organization’s strong public image, through press release updates and advocacy with various issues relating to its mission. Since the Advisory Board is nonprofit and volunteer driven, members’ duties also include soliciting support from companies and individuals to serve on the various CFSE committees. Directors are nominated and approved by majority vote of the existing BoD to serve for 3 years, with the possibility of reappointment depending on circumstances.

Gary Law

Manager
Emerson Process Management
Board Member
Austin, TX, USA
Josef Nuemann

TÜVNord
Board Member
Germany
Eric W. Scharpf, Ph.D.

Partner
exida
Board Member
Dunedin, New Zealand


Process Safety Advisory Board:

The primary purpose of the Process Safety Advisory Board is to ensure that the CFSE Certificate, application forms and examination reflect the current, state-of-the-art global practice of safety engineering in the process industries. Several times each year the board’s 10 to 20 members meet by teleconference to develop and review potential exam questions and discuss other items related to the CFSE in the process industries. In between meetings, committee members are required to develop and review relevant new questions for the multiple choice, short answer and case study components of the CFSE/CFSP Process Applications Exam. All members must be nominated through the Board of Directors and approved by majority vote. Members typically serve for 2 to 3 years, although they can be reappointed depending on circumstances. To apply please send an email to CFSE for an application.

Naresh Bajaj

Functional Safety Manager
Autoliv Inc
Board Member
Canada
Jose Angel Camacho, CFSE

ISA84 Safety Instrumented Systems Expert
Board Member
Houston, Texas
Greg Chantler

Senior Risk and Safety Consultant
Board Member
Australia

Melissa Christman

exida
Board Member
USA
Greg Daniels

Board Member
Queensland Australia
Israel Espinosa, P.Eng., MSc.(Eng), CFSE

Control Systems Engineer
Suncor Energy
Board Member
Canada

Andres F. Valencia

CAP, CFSE
Board Member
TA D.C. - COLOMBIA
Carlos Gasco Lallave

C.E.O. / Functional Safety Manager
ETC-FunSafe SL.
Board Member
Spain
Dr. William Goble

exida
Board Member
USA

Mr. Jim Harris

UOP
Board Member
USA
Dr. Bert Knegtering

Honeywell SMS
Board Member
Netherlands
Jimmy Miller, CFSE

Schneider Electric
Board Member
USA

Neill Mooney, CFSP

SISLYNX Limited
Board Member
United Kingdom
Nagappan Muthiah, PE, CFSE

Wood Group Mustang
Board Member
Houston, TX, USA
M. Fariz Ramli,

PEng, CFSE
Board Member
Malaysia

Eric Scharpf

CFSE
Board Member
New Zealand
Loren Stewart

CFSP
Board Member
USA
Hal Thomas

exida
Board Member
USA

Shaun Williamson

MicroWatt LifeSafety Solutions
Board Member
Canada
Jenny Wilson

Dynamysk
Board Member
Canada
Joe Yap

P.Eng CFSE
Board Member
Malaysia

Machine Safety Advisory Board:

The primary purpose of the Machinery Safety Advisory Board is to ensure that the CFSE/CFSP Certificate, application forms and examination reflect the current, state-of-the-art global practice of safety engineering in the machinery and manufacturing industries. Several times each year the board members meet by teleconference to develop and review potential exam questions and discuss other items related to the CFSE/CFSP in the machinery and manufacturing industries. In between meetings, committee members are required to develop and review relevant new questions for the multiple choice, short answer and case study components of the CFSE/CFSP Machinery Safety Applications Exam. All members must be nominated through the Board of Directors and approved by majority vote. Members typically serve for 2 to 3 years, although they can be reappointed depending on circumstances. The Machinery Safety Advisory committee is currently in an active exam development phase.

Mr. Roger Lim

Risk Plant Consultants
Board Member
Australia
Mr. Thomas Pilz

Pilz
Board Member
USA
Mr. Frank Schrever

Machine Safety Chairman
Pilz
Chairman
Australia

Mr. George Schuster

Rockwell Automation
Board Member
USA
Mr. Malcolm Sharp

Fortress Systems
Board Member
Australia

Safety HW/SW Development Advisory Board:

The primary purpose of the Safety Hardware / Software Advisory Board is to ensure that the CFSE/CFSP Certificate, application forms and examination reflect the current; state-of-the-art global practice of safety engineering in the product development industries. This includes software engineering techniques, hardware engineering techniques, ASIC design, and diagnostic techniques. Several times each year the board members meet by teleconference to develop and review potential exam questions and discuss other items related to the CFSE. In between meetings, committee members are required to develop and review relevant new questions for the multiple choice, short answer and case study components of the CFSE/CFSP Hardware Development Exam and the CFSE/CFSP Software Development Exam. All members must be nominated through the Board of Directors and approved by majority vote. Members typically serve for 2 to 3 years, although they can be reappointed depending on circumstances.

Rainer Faller

exida
Board Member
Germany
Dr. William Goble

exida
Board Member
USA
Mr. John Grebe

exida
Board Member
USA

Gary Law

Manager
Emerson Process Management
Board Member
Austin, TX, USA