Dave D. Lauriski, CEO of Safety Solutions International, Inc., is a 45-year veteran of the mining industry and served as the seventh Assistant Secretary of Labor for the US Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), during whose tenure the US mining industry experienced its safest performance.
He is recognized throughout the world for his expertise in safety and health systems management. Mr. Lauriski and SSI’s international experience includes work across six continents and thirty countries, including Canada, Mexico, Peru, Spain, Indonesia, China, Poland, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Finland, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Chile, India, Namibia, Nicaragua, and Australia. Mr. Lauriski also served as the U.S. employer representative to the International Labor Organization for the development of worldwide mine health and safety standards.
Mr. Lauriski is a member of the National Mining Association, the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association, and is a former Chairman of the Utah Board of Oil, Gas and Mining. He has been recognized by the Society of Mining Engineers with the prestigious Daniel C. Jackling award and the President’s Citation for his achievements toward a safer mining industry.
Mark Savit is a member of the Husch Blackwell Energy & Natural Resources group Mr. Savit counsels clients in government investigations and on regulatory matters to help limit civil liabilities, prevent criminal prosecutions, and promote sound health, safety, and environmental policies. Mr. Savit has expertise in health and safety law, industrial disaster response, and environmental law and related litigation and legislative services. Mr. Savit began his career at the Department of the Interior where he headed the special investigation unit of the Mining Enforcement and Safety Administration.
Mr. Savit received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Southern California in 1970 and earned his Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1976. He is an adjunct professor of public health at the University of Arizona, serves on the Technical Advisory Committee of the Institute for Mineral Resources, and is a member of the Manufacturers and Services Board of the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association.
Mr. Savit is the founder of Predictive Compliance, which provides data-driven MSHA compliance guidance to US mining companies. He is a recipient of the Daniel C. Jackling award from the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration for his work in safety and liability prevention and has received a number of awards from the International Society of Mine Safety Professionals for that work.
Tim Hobbs is founder and CEO of Data Connect Corporation, which specializes in data management and automation and document management solutions. Mr. Hobbs’ focus is to lead companies and organizations to improved lifestyles, relationships, and growth. He is always working on innovative and collaborative ventures to achieve the best customer, employee, and vendor experiences.
Mr. Hobbs holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Nuclear Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. Mr. Hobbs’ entrepreneurial spirit, expertise in information technology, strategic insight, and operational acumen has earned him a strong reputation among his colleagues and customers.
Prior to founding Data Connect Corporation, Mr. Hobbs performed consulting for data processing centers and has written database search packages for law and medical applications. He currently serves on the Board of Small Giants Community, the Fifth Epochal Fellowship, and also the board of Urantia University.
Henry Bowles is Board Member of Predictive Safety and the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bowles-Langley Technology, a company that develops and markets systems for testing human brain performance. Henry co-developed the Impairment Test that has been licensed by Predictive Safety to be used in its fatigue risk management platform and its alertness test.
Prior to his involvement in the field of human performance, Henry started the manufacturing business Bowlux Furniture and a widely read architecture and art publication called Archetype Magazine and traveled extensively for Conde Naste on architectural photography assignments. Henry worked for Crowley Maritime in the late 1980’s in strategic planning and helped develop a plan to build double hull tankers.
Henry founded Double H Tankers to develop advanced designs for tankers and associated technology. In collaboration with Dr. Ted Langley, Henry developed a number of computer-based tests to check employees’ level of alertness who were engaged in dangerous and critical tasks. He and Dr. Theodore Langley incorporated Bowles-Langley Technology, Inc. which has conducted government-supported (NIH, NIOSH) research to perfect an alertness testing system. Henry holds 3 US Patents in alertness testing technology.
Mark G. Premo, President and CEO oversees the corporation direction and strategy for Predictive Safety’s operations, including its entire product line and consulting services. He joined Predictive Safety in 2016, bringing with him more than thirty-seven years of combined surface and underground coal and minerals mining experience in operational and general management, executive leadership, business performance improvement, and strategy execution, and successful management of cross-functional teams.
Mark was previously President and CEO at Avanti Mining, after a long career with Chevron Mining, beginning as a Mine Engineer in 1977, and continuing on to the role of President and CEO until 2012, overseeing all aspects of Chevron Mining consisting of six business units, four coal mines, a petroleum coke calcining plant, a rare earth mine and SX plant, and a Molybdenum mine. Mark was also responsible for divestiture of certain Chevron Mining business units. Mark received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University and is a Registered Professional Engineer.