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Accident Prevention and Crisis Management and Safety Culture in the Workplace

Safer Workers Mean Better Business

A win/win philosophy that drives the Predictive Safety Team
Predictive Safety is the culmination of individuals passionate about improving safety and
making lives better
through the power of data.
LEADERSHIP TEAM
THE FOUNDERS
Accident Prevention and Crisis Management and Fatigue Safety Field Impairment Test and Fatigue Management Plan
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William H. "Tripp" Wall
CEO

William H. "Tripp" Wall, CEO

William H. "Tripp" Wall is the CEO of Predictive Safety SRP Inc.  In addition, he is also a founding partner of Calibrate Capital; in charge of managing portfolio prospects and holdings. A thought leader in Safety, Wellness, Regenerative Agriculture, Land and water conservation. A consultant for Alliance Bernstein after having managed alternative and public market portfolios. Tripp also previously ran multiple entities as CEO for private equity groups. He has a unique depth of experience and track record of managing large relationships and accretive creativity. Tripp is also a long standing commercial real estate managing broker in Colorado and have been involved in hundreds of commercial transactions.

Tripp has led multiple management teams and companies to profitability and participated in board of directors, executive staff and operations teams (hundreds of employees in multiple countries).  He has also Completed numerous M&A, fundraising and investment banking campaigns in both private equity and debt spaces.

Tripp is a graduate of the University of Colorado and received Bachelor of Arts degree with an Emphasis on Philosophy and Finance. He also performed his Graduate Studies at the University of Colorado with an Emphasis on Axiology/Phenomenology and was elected to the Finance Board of CU Denver. Tripp also holds Kaplan FINRA Series 7, 66 and 31 certifications.

When he isn't working, Tripp is also an Elite Rider for Suburu/Pactimo Professional Cycling Team (prev. USA Cycling State TT Champion). He is also a Factory Sponsored Athlete for MOOTS Cycles, a USA Cycling Certified Coach, and a Professional Ski Instructor/ Ski Patrol Volunteer. Tripp is married and is the father of three children. 

 

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John Hay
CFO

John Hay, CFO

Since 2015, John Hay has served on the Board of Directors of Predictive Safety SRP, Inc and currently serves at the Chief Financial Officer. He was instrumental in creating the Company’s strategic business plans and financing efforts. He works directly with the CEO and was Chair of the Company’s Corporate Governance, Nominating and Compensation Committees.

Prior to joining the Predictive Safety team he was the Co-Founder, Chairman, President & CEO and Director of Celestial Seasonings Tea Company. Founder, President & CEO, and Director of Cell Technologies, Inc., a biotechnology company specializing in cancer research and immune system activators used to combat viruses including AIDS. He actively served as a Director of Alfalfas Natural Food Store chain with 11 stores in the Denver metro area and served as CEO of Rudi’s Organic Bakery of Boulder, Colorado and Iowa City, Iowa. John also Founded and was President & CEO of Green Technologies, Inc. an electronics company specializing in manufacture, sales and marketing of energy savings devices sold through the hardware and home center industry. He also founded and acted as the CEO of Celestial Power Co., a renewable energy company specializing in Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR) research.

From 2003 through 2018, John has acted through his company, Dillon Financial, as a consultant for numerous start-up and existing companies and businesses, who include National Geographic, 4 Winds Media, Protium Equity Fund, and Boulder Community Hospital & Boulder Neurosurgeons Associates’ Cyberknife Treatment Center among many others.

John is also a Pastoral Care Minister at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Boulder, Colorado whereby he ministers to those who are in crisis, sick or dying. He also founded the Boulder School for Students of Revelation centered on Philosophy, Science, Religion and the life and teachings of Jesus.

John received his BBA degree in Business Administration from Adelphi University after having spent three years in the U.S. Marine Corps and is married with four children and three stepchildren.

 

Marcus Wichmann Expert in Workplace Safety Solutions and Fatigue Management Plan
Marcus Wichmann
South Africa Operations Manager

Marcus Wichmann, South Africa Operations Manager

Marcus is involved in development coordination, IT coordination, change management, and developing policies and procedures for Predictive Safety’s software.

Mr. Wichmann worked with PRISM founders and sleep scientists in creating the original PRISM predictive fatigue management platform. Mr. Wichmann is the Project Manager for PRISM Services at Anglo American South African mines where he has been instrumental in implementing the fatigue risk management system within Anglo’s existing management infrastructure.

Prior to working with PRISM Services, Mr. Wichmann spent 26 years in the semiconductor industry involved with 24/7 operations for manufacturing, engineering and support. Mr. Wichmann worked with Lam Research, the 4th largest global semiconductor capital equipment manufacturer based in San Francisco and was responsible for implementing Lam’s 24/7 Service Support model in their South Korea operations, managing an $80M service business for Lam Research Korea.

Prior to working with Lam Research, Mr. Wichmann was Manufacturing Director for Hyundai Semiconductor America in Eugene, Oregon which involved the startup of one of the largest wafer fabrication sites in the US.

Mr. Wichmann’s earlier work was with Texas Instruments as a manufacturing shift supervisor. He spent the next 15 years with Texas Instruments in various manufacturing and operational roles around 24/7 semiconductor manufacturing involved in managing workforce productivity, safety and efficiency in challenging work environments. Mr. Wichmann's tenure at Texas Instruments included a total of 7 years designing, building and establishing operations for wafer fabs in Korea, Taiwan, and Singapore.

Mr. Wichmann graduated from Colorado School of Mines with a BSc in Engineering Physics.

Dave Lauriski Expert in Maintain Workplace Safety and Fatigue Management
Dave D. Lauriski
CEO of Safety Solutions International, Inc.

Dave D. Lauriski, CEO of Safety Solutions International, Inc.

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.

Tim Hobbs Expert in Accident Prevention and Crisis Management and Fatigue Management Plan
Tim Hobbs
Founder and CEO of Data Connect Corporation

Tim Hobbs, Founder and CEO of Data Connect Corporation

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 Expert in Impairment Testing and Workplace Safety Solutions
Henry Bowles
Board Member of Predictive Safety and the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bowles-Langley Technology

Henry Bowles, Board Member of Predictive Safety and the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bowles-Langley Technology

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 is now owned by Predictive Safety and 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 Savit
Founder/Previous Board Chairman

Mark Savit, Founder/Previous Board Chairman

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.

Mr. Savit is a member of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia and the American Bar Association’s Natural Resources Law Section, Labor and Employment Section and Marine Resources Committee. He is also a former Member of the American Bar Association’s Committee on Emergency Economic Controls.

Mr. Savit is admitted to practice in Colorado and the District of Columbia, and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd, 9th and District of Columbia Circuits and the U.S. Supreme Court.

In 2008, Mr. Savit received the Daniel C. Jackling Award from the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration for his efforts in educating the mining profession on liability reduction strategies.  In 2012 and 2013, Mr. Savit received the H.L. Boling Award and the Highest Degree of Safety, North America, awards from the International Society of Mine Safety Professionals for his work in the field of mine safety.   

Jeffrey Sease
COO

Jeffrey Sease, COO

Jeffrey Sease,  COO is a founding member of Predictive Safety.  He is responsible for technology development, product deployment, operations, and overseeing the formulation of policies and strategic plans to realize corporate goals and objectives.  He assumed this role in July of 2015.

Mr. Sease previously served as Vice President of Sales for Data Connect Corporation from 1998 to 2015, overseeing the company’s growth strategy and technology direction. In this role he focused on the company's overall performance, leading organizational strategy and promoting operational effectiveness, with a special emphasis on empowering employees to elevate their personal excellence and optimize team performance.

Mr. Sease’s primary responsibility at Data Connect was the creation of complex deals at an enterprise level involving multiple stakeholders.  Under his leadership, Data Connect realized 15X growth in revenue with Fortune 500 contracts in both the US and Canada including enterprise adoption of Data Connect Document management products by Sysco Food Services and McDonalds Corporation and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.  Mr. Sease also negotiated complex deals for corporate adoption by US Foods, Performance Food Group, and Ben E. Keith Foods.

Prior to working for Data Connect, Mr. Sease started and operated two tech companies, Resolution Technologies and Backup Express based in Denver Colorado.  He graduated from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado in 1990 with a degree in small business management and entrepreneurship. 

Carol Setters
Vice President of Sales and Strategic Relationships

Carol Setters, Vice President of Sales and Strategic Relationships

Carol Setters, Vice President of Sales and Strategic Relationships, oversees direct sales and manages partnerships for AlertMeter and PRISM.  She led the initiative to expand the PRISM Fatigue Risk Management Platform out of South Africa and into the global marketplace and was integral in the creation of Predictive Safety in 2015.  Carol served as Product Owner for the AlertMeter in its inception as a separate fit-for-work platform from the PRISM predictive fatigue management platform.

Prior to this position, Carol worked on new channel business and product development on B2B software with Data Connect Corporation and held a leadership position with Wild Oats Markets Corporate managing a national in-house marketing division for over 300 national vendors, which helped set the stage for Wild Oats’ acquisition by Whole Foods Markets.  Following the acquisition, Carol’s strong industry reputation enabled her to presell the first two quarters of business for her own marketing firm.

Carol also ran a public relations firm with client stories in publications such as The New York Times, Chicago Sun, People Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, and features in NBC Nightly News and NPR’s All Things Considered.  She has written two books.

Mark Premo
Former CEO and Chairman of Predictive Safety

Mark Premo, Former CEO and Chairman of Predictive Safety

Mr. Premo had 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. He was also responsible for divestiture of certain Chevron Mining business units. 

Mr. Premo received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University.  He is a Registered Professional Engineer and a Past Member of the Chevron Mining Corporate Management Committee, Chevron Corporation; Board of Directors of the National Mining Association; Board of Visitors of the College of Continuing Studies at the University of Alabama; Advisory Board, Michigan Technological University, Mining Engineering Program; and Chevron Corporate Reliability Steering Committee and Operational Excellence Governance Committee.

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