Billy is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, with a Bachelor’s degree in Personnel Management and a Minor in Industrial Psychology. Mr. Easterling has over 35 years experience in Personnel Management, as well as the field of Environmental, Safety and Health, and has received several certifications including:
- OSHA Authorized Trainer, in Occupational Safety and Health for General Industry
- CECM (Certified Environmental Compliance Manager)
- CEI (Certified Environmental Inspector)
- CEC (Certified Environmental Consultant)
- EAA Certification, Phase I
- CAQS (Certified Indoor Air Quality Professional)
Vicki has been an integral part of ERS since 1993. She has served in a number of different capacities over the years and her leadership as Vice President encompasses numerous responsibilities. Her attention to detail, creativity, and persistence in making the company’s mission a reality have made her one of our greatest assets. Vicki resides in Deville, Louisiana with her husband, Shawn. She enjoys leisure weekends on the lake boating, fishing, and spending time with family and friends.
Richard started with ERS as director of operations in 2014. He has over 37 years of experience in retail and business management where he was responsible for planning, organizing and directing retail operations. He currently is responsible for overseeing the operations of ERS. Richard also maintains a CECM (Certified Environmental Compliance Manager) certification. Richard currently resides in his hometown of Alexandria, LA. He is married to Allison and has three sons.
Lynn has over 35 years experience as an occupational safety and loss control consultant. His expansive client base has included a broad range of industries and operations, including insurance companies, printing operations, warehousing operations, automotive rental agencies, automotive repair operations, and other manufacturing entities. Mr. Arbogast is a graduate of Illinois State University with a Masters in Occupational Safety. He has also received advanced safety and ergonomics education from the University of Michigan, the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, and the University of Illinois - Chicago. Lynn's certifications and memberships include:
- Certified Safety Professional
- Associate in Risk Management
- Certified OSHA Outreach Trainer
- Professional Member of the American Society of Safety Engineers
Kenny was born in Franklin, Louisiana. He graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a B.S.B.A. in Business Systems Analysis and Technology. His record of academic excellence allowed him to conduct cutting-edge software testing research. Upon graduation, Kenny went on to earn his M.B.A. from the same university. Kenny has the following industry certifications:
- Microsoft Certified Application Developer
- Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
- Microsoft Certified Professional
- A+ Certified Service Technician
- Network+ Certified Professional
Brad was born in Zachary, Louisiana and is a graduate of Catholic High School. He majored in Computer Science at Southern University of Baton Rouge, LA. Brad has four years of experience working for a software development firm where he was responsible for maintaining a wide array of applications for a diverse collection of clients. Mr. Lewis has the following industry certifications:
- Microsoft Certified Professional
René has over 30 years of engineering and consulting experience in Program Management, Chemical Engineering, Fluid Engineering, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Life Safety Code. He has a Master’s Degree in Civil-Environmental Engineering and a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Louisiana. René is an author with several publications and he currently holds a patent. Mr. Borrel’s background and experience bring a diverse engineering expertise to ERS. He has been involved in various projects, including: the design of sanitary and storm sewer collection systems; effluent treatment system; culvert, storm drain, levee, dike and roadway designs. His process engineering areas of focus have included: cost management efforts and process improvement activities, as well as complaint resolution relating to the manufacturing processes. René has conducted numerous process improvement studies pertaining to manufacturing and industrial environmental construction projects. As a structural engineer, he also develops the Best Management Practices as required by the EPA Environmental rules. Professional Societies / Affiliates
- Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Industries (TAPPI)
- American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
- American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
- Louisiana Engineering Society (LES)
- National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
- NCEES Model Law Engineer
- German, French and English
- 2006 NFPA 101 Life Safety Code
- IBC and IRC 2006 trainer
- Member of the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare
- Instrument Rated Private Pilot
Gale has 25 years of combined experience in industrial toxicology, chemical manufacturing, health and safety, and environmental consulting. He has trained thousands of management and production employees in EPA and OSHA regulatory compliance. Gale has a B.S. degree in Chemistry, M.S. degree in Environmental Engineering and a M.S. degree in Occupational Health and Safety Engineering. Mr. Sheehan’s background includes research and development, process engineering, environmental applications, along with EPA and OSHA regulatory compliance in several industry sectors. His previous employers have included an industrial toxicology laboratory, a polymerization specialty corporation, and a Fortune 500 Chemical producer where he functioned as a Senior Process Engineer for six years with responsibilities for productivity improvement for a 1 million pound per day production facility. He has also served as the Technical Director for a 500 client EPA/ OSHA consulting firm specializing in Air Emissions, Hazardous Waste, along with EPA and OSHA regulatory compliance. Gale is the author of “Bloodborne Pathogens in the Workplace” a practical compliance manual along with several other books. From being able to relate to the foundational aspects of industrial toxicology and health and safety to the practical day to day encounters of major production facilities, Mr. Sheehan brings a diverse history of scientific experience to ERS. The combination of his unique experiences enables Gale to assist clients in maintaining up to date EPA and OSHA regulatory compliance at their locations with an economical view of cost minimization.
Jeff is a graduate of Detroit College of Law where he earned his Juris Doctor and he is currently licensed to practice law. Jeff’s undergraduate studies were at Oakland University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems. With over 15 years senior level experience in Human Resources, Jeff has expertise in a variety of industries including Automotive, Logistics and Health Care. Jeff’s background includes designing compensation, health care, and retirement plans. Experiences include strategic planning, training, policy and procedure development, communications development, designing work force reductions, employee relations, labor relations, and governmental reporting and compliance.
Kimberly has been with ERS since 1999. Her current position involves Accounts Payable and Evacuation Drawings. Mrs. Vaughan’s previous occupations include: Accounts Payable Manager for a convenience/gasoline retailer & Staff Accounting Associate for a natural gas company. She currently resides in Owasso, OK with her husband, Jimmy, and two children, Ashley and Corbin.
Konnie is a graduate of Memphis State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Major in Accounting. She also maintains the professional designation of CECM (Certified Environmental Compliance Manager) through Columbia Southern University. Before joining ERS, Konnie utilized her experience and education in the manufacturing industry in the role of Accounting and Administrative Management. Her positions included accounting, human resources, production forecasting, inventory control, safety management, and customer service. Konnie has served with ERS since 2000 as a consultant, auditor and educational trainer to assist businesses in obtaining and maintaining compliance with State/Federal OSHA and EPA regulations.
David retired from the U.S. Marshal Service after a serious automobile wreck in 2005. He has 20 years experience in law enforcement and has traveled internationally coordinating projects with U.S. and foreign officials. While employed with the U.S. Marshal Service, he received specialized training and has even served as an instructor for OSHA Safety and Health programs, chemical storage, chemical spills, spill cleanup, and CPR. Mr. Lucas also received extensive training in safety and security at various law enforcement training centers and universities across the United States. He currently maintains the CECM (Certified Environmental Compliance Manager) certification. David works closely with ERS clients in both the U.S. and Canada.
Pam joined the ERS team in 2006. She is from Eunice, Louisiana and has an Associate of Applied Science degree from Remington College. Prior to ERS, Pam had accumulated ten years previous experience in the field of environmental and safety compliance. Some of her responsibilities include administering safety training and conducting safety inspections.
Gary joined the ERS team in 2006. He has more than 30 years experience working for Halliburton Energy Services and ten years experience in environmental and safety consulting. Gary’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, drawing computer-generated facility maps, administering safety training, and conducting safety inspections.
Audrey Flanagan grew up in Crossville, Tennessee where she attended and received an Associate’s degree in Science from Roane State Community College. She now resides in Murfreesboro, Tennessee where she attended college at Middle Tennessee State University and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Safety and Health. Audrey joined ERS in January of 2014 and is currently working to gain a Certified Safety Professional certificate.
Ron Fuqua graduated from UL in 1976 with a BS in Education. After a short period teaching he changed careers to the oil and gas industry. He was employed with the same major, integrated oil and gas company for nearly 40 years before retirement. Having specialized in operations and engineering in the upstream side of the business his experience allowed him to be exposed to all major facets of safety and environmental compliance. He was instrumental in working with teams improving and creating major HSE (Health, Safety and Environmental) programs to meet requirements of his company and government regulations. He has led and performed safety audits, implemented ISO 14001 programs, investigated major incidents and facilitated numerous safety training sessions. His experience has given him a perspective on employee behavior in regards to safety and methods best suited to improve the safety culture of an organization.
Robert is a graduate of Stephen F Austin State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a Major in Finance, specializing in Real Estate Management. He also maintains the professional designation of CECM (Certified Environmental Compliance Manager). Before joining ERS, Robert gained 20 plus years of experience and education in Real Estate Management. Robert is also Licensed and has 8 plus years of experience as an Electrician. As a Manager of Commercial and Industrial Real Estate, his responsibilities included Risk Management, Security, Fire and Life Safety Systems, and Training Plan development and implementation. He received a Letter of Commendation from the Fire Department of New York City (FDNYC) for having developed and implemented one of the City’s best Commercial Office Building Fire & Life Safety Training Programs. The FDNYC and the New York Police Department (NYPD) used a building he managed near the United Nations for staged live training of their personnel in handling Fire disasters and Bomb threats under realistic staged conditions. Some of those trained at this building responded to the 9/11 disaster. Robert is dedicated to the safety and security of the client’s employees, customers and environment.
John C. Atwell, II
John spent 24 years in the US military and left the Army National Guard in 2003. His final assignment had him as a supervisor in the heavy equipment section in where he became well rounded in regulations, work process and procedure. During this period John also held positions as a police officer, corrections officer and worked in other security assignments one of which was in the heavy regulated Nuclear Power Industry. John continued his work with various fire departments and was promoted to the position of Battalion Chief in Wasilla, AK and later as Fire Captain at the Alexandria International Airport. In 2011 John began rotating back and forth from Louisiana to the North Slope Oil fields in Prudhoe Bay, Ak working for a service provider. John’s varied and well-rounded experience has exposed him to leadership positions where compliance with regulations was a large focus of his job assignments. John’s strong skills include communications, training leader and interpretation of regulations.
Frank Mulcahy, is a Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist (CITRMS), who specializes in identity theft compliance and identity/data management. He has conducted over 500 workshops during the past five years for groups ranging in size from 30 to 15,000 participants. His workshops provide risk management training for school districts, municipalities, professional practices, medical facilities, automotive, and energy companies. This training helps to create a “culture of safety & security” among staff and administrators. It also helps to reduce potential liabilities, fines, employee turnover and loss of customers. The best part is that he has developed a methodology that can deliver these services at “No Capital Expense”. Frank’s expertise in identity theft gives clients an advantage in educating and offering a solution to the #1 crime in our country. The affiliation with Kroll, through LegalShield gives Mr. Mulcahy and his team the ability to provide total restoration and access to Licensed Investigators & attorneys for companies nationwide and four provinces of Canada. In 2007, Frank was a part of a select group appointed to offer the ADRS (Affirmative Defense Response System). This was a program designed to help companies comply with FACTA (Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act) requiring the CITRMS certification. He has also helped hundreds of financial, municipal, automotive, medical, casino, and mortgage companies implement Red Flag training programs. In addition to educating administrators and employees about identity theft, Frank is also an employee benefit broker offering legal plans and identity theft plans to employers and employees.