James Rivera, VP, Safety, is a highly experienced Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) professional who has developed and successfully implemented safety systems in steel fabrication, erection, manufacturing, and construction environments. He has become a safety expert in both behavioral based safety systems and process safety management programs. James is responsible for HSE strategic leadership and support based on management systems and metric-based fundamentals with significant overlap into operational aspects. As a results-focused team leader, he brings proven success in mentoring and developing peak performing teams. James leverages problem-solving expertise to drive continuous improvement within people-based processes through outstanding leadership. His core competencies comprise HSE technical and soft leadership skills including safety management, safety engineering, environmental science and regulatory compliance, industrial hygiene, strategic planning, leadership disposition, and business acumen.