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Name: Bresland, John
Current Position: Former Chairperson
John S. Bresland was nominated by President Bush and confirmed by the Senate and began his five-year term as chairman and CEo of the U.S> Chemical Safety Board on March 13, 2008. He graduated from Londonderry Technical College in Northern Ireland in 1964 with a Higher National Certificate in Chemistry, and in 1966 from Salford University in England, as a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chemistry. From 1966 to 2000 he worked for Honeywell in varying locations, including Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia, in a variety of positions, including process engineering, environmental compliance, project management, and Plant Manager, phenol and acetone manufacturing. His final Honeywell job was Director of Environmental Risk Management out of the company’s Morristown, New Jersey headquarters.
From 2000 to 2002, Bresland was President of Environmental and Safety Risk Assessment LLC; from 2002 to 2007 he was a Member of CSB’s Investigation Board, and in 2007 he was also Senior Advisor, Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and a staff consultant to the Center for Chemical Process Safety of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, for whom he was a project manager on two committees writing books on dust explosions and the management of reactive chemical hazards. In addition, Bresland is a Registered Emergency Medical Technician.

New head of safety board has a history with dust (by Mary Landers, Savannah Morning News)

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