ISEA members elected a new chairman, vice chairman and Board members at the Executive Summit
Brian Lyons, vice president-sales and marketing of International Enviroguard, Mesquite.Tex., was elected Chairman of the ISEA Board of Trustees at the association’s annual Executive Summit in Dana Point, Calif. Robert A. “Bob” Weber, CIH, global quality and regulatory affairs manager of 3M Company’s Personal Safety Division was elected Vice Chairman.
In addition, the membership elected industry leaders Eric Beck and Nate Damro to three-year terms on the Board and elected Paul Russo to a two-year term.
Mr. Lyons succeeds Mitch Lewellen, chief executive officer of Memphis-based MCR Safety, who will continue to serve as a Trustee. He has over 30 years of sales and marketing experience in the safety equipment industry and is the chairman of ISEA’s Protective Apparel Group. International Enviroguard manufactures a broad line of industrial apparel and materials, including MicroGuard CE™ and ChemSplash 1®.
Mr. Weber is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and has been with 3M’s Personal Safety Division in St. Paul, Minn. for more than 20 years. In his current role, he is responsible for leadership and direction in the advancement of quality and regulatory affairs operations for 3M’s global personal protective equipment businesses. He has been a member of the ISEA Board since 2012, and chairs the association’s Government Relations Committee.
3M Company is a manufacturer of complete body protection that includes the Scotchlite™ brand of reflective material.
In his 35 years of employment at Pittsburgh, Pa.-based MSA, Eric Beck has performed various roles including human resources, sales and marketing. Currently he serves as Executive Director of Strategic Marketing, leading the business team that selects and develops MSA’s global product portfolio that includes the V-Gard® hard hat. MSA is publicly-traded global supplier of occupational, military and fire service protective products
Mr. Beck is the chairman of ISEA’s Standards Planning and Policy Committee and is secretary of the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) project on protective clothing and equipment. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from Robert Morris University.
As vice president, global marketing of Capital Safety, Mr. Damro oversees the strategic branding of the company’s innovative fall protection and confined space equipment. He has served in this capacity since 2007. Prior to joining Capital Safety, he held several technical and marketing roles at Ecolab’s institutional and professional products division, where he received the CEO Award and an R&D Excellence Award. Mr. Damro received a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin and a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.
Capital Safety is a world leader in the design and manufacture of products used when working at heights under the recognizable DBI SALA® and Protecta® brands and is based in Red Wing, Minn.
Mr. Russo is president of OccuNomix International, LLC, headquartered in Long Island, New York and serves as the company’s senior sales and key account contact. Throughout his professional career Mr. Russo has held high-level business development roles, including serving as vice president of Stanley Black and Decker, where he was responsible for the operation of several global businesses and acquisitions. He also serves on the board of directors of Color Spot Holdings. Mr. Russo is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and received his MBA from the Harvard Business School.
OccuNomix is a leading provider of safety products and apparel that includes high-visibility and heat stress prevention garments and ergonomic support products.
Continuing members of the ISEA Board are Michael D. Love, president of Gateway Safety, Cleveland, Ohio; Tom Votel, president and CEO of Ergodyne, St. Paul, Minn.; and John Zuleger, vice president and general manager, general safety and preparedness Americas at Honeywell Safety Products, Smithfield, R.I.