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 Automation Solutions
Board Member
Austin, TX, USA
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.

Steve Gandy
exida
Board Member
North America
Naresh Bajaj
Functional Safety Manager
Argo Al
Board Member
USA
Greg Daniels
Board Member
Queensland Australia
Sunil Doddi
Linde
Board Member
North America
Dr. William Goble
exida
Board Member
USA
Vijay Kumar
Senior Functional Safety Specialist
Yokogawa Middle East & Africa
Board Member
Middle East Region / Bahrain
Neill Mooney, CFSP
SISLYNX Limited
Board Member
United Kingdom
Eric Scharpf
CFSE
Board Member
New Zealand
Loren Stewart
CFSE
exida
Board Member
USA
Ted Stewart
exida
Board Member
North America
Andres F. Valencia
West Advanced Solutions LLC
Board Member
North America
Shaun Williamson
Watchmen Instrumented Safety Experts
Board Member
Canada
Jay Jalalimoghadam Ziabari
Hitachi Rail STS
Board Member
Australia

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.

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.

Dr. William Goble
exida
Board Member
USA
Gary Law
Manager
Emerson Automation Solutions
Board Member
Austin, TX, USA