Eric is responsible for overall corporate strategy and execution. He joined the company in October of 2017 as COO to lead the organization into new markets and verticals, and to scale operations and product delivery.
Eric brings over 20 years of experience in technology, strategy, operations, channel management and market creation. Over the course of his career he has held significant executive roles in companies ranging from Fortune 50 entities to start-ups, both domestic and international. His passion for growth and disruptive technologies keeps him on the forefront of technology. Prior to joining Predictive Safety, Eric was the North American and LATAM CEO for Copenhagen Denmark based Mono Solutions, a SaaS CRM solution serving the MarTech reseller market. Prior to Mono Solutions, Eric was a founding executive at Local Insight Media, a Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe backed roll-up in the media space. There he led all digital product, strategic partnerships, and digital go-to-market planning and execution.
Eric is a frequent speaker at conferences, and contributes some of his time to mentoring start-ups. He has held Board of Director and Advisors positions of several private companies and participated in over 20 significant transactions spanning Mergers & Acquisitions, Divestitures, Private Placements, and Leveraged Buy-outs.
Josh is responsible for leading the company’s Global Sales organization, including establishing strategic partnerships in other countries, and integrating a global professional services capability. He oversees the sales and marketing strategies for the company’s products and services, and participates in the company’s product development. He joined Predictive Safety in 2015.
Mr. Savit is a Founder of Predictive Compliance, the first fully customizable MSHA regulatory compliance management tool. Mr. Savit worked with both the end users and the system developers to create the platform, developing what is now considered an industry standard. Predictive Compliance is used widely throughout the mining industry and Mr. Savit continues to develop variations for companies in North and South America.
Before starting Predictive Compliance, Mr. Savit worked with RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company for 10 years in their Southwest Sales Region where he built and expanded the Southwest’s marketing and sales division. In this capacity he was responsible for recruitment, sales training, and developing regional marketing campaigns, as well as identifying cross-selling opportunities,
Mr. Savit is a regular speaker at safety and health conferences throughout the United States, including events for the Society of Mining Engineers, where he is the New Member Outreach Coordinator for the Safety and Health division. He graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute with a BFA, and did graduate work at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth.
Dr. Guasta is responsible for overseeing the development and execution of training programs, behavioral research, and human factors analyses. She was appointed to this role in 2016 and her work focuses primarily on organizational behavior, culture, and safety leadership.
Prior to her position at Predictive Safety, Dr. Guasta served as Director of Organizational Behavior and Emerging Markets for Safety Solutions International, where she created an innovative Behavioral, Leadership, and Organizational Culture (BLOC) Program for use across a variety of industries. The program focuses on organizational and leadership factors necessary to positively influence worker behavior and instill safety as a value among all levels of an organization. The BLOC Program is science-based and stems from Dr. Guasta’s work in higher education where she developed and instructed more than 20 courses in leadership, communication, and sociology.
Prior to working for Safety Solutions International she worked for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Spokane Research Laboratory, formerly the U.S. Bureau of Mines.
Dr. Guasta has 15 years of experience as a researcher and college instructor. She is published and has delivered numerous presentations at professional meetings and industry conferences. Her research experience includes designing and conducting ethnographic, survey, and evaluation research. Dr. Guasta also has experience with secondary data analysis concerning safety and health in several skilled blue-collar industries (e.g., mining, oil and gas, and commercial fishing).
Dr. Guasta holds a doctorate degree in leadership studies from Gonzaga University and a Master’s degree in clinical sociology from the University of Northern Colorado.
Mr. Sease is responsible for client services, project implementation and assuring that Predictive Safety technology and services align successfully with client expectations and requirements. Mr. Sease advises the leadership team to assist in defining corporate strategy to meet and exceed corporate goals and objectives. He provides both strategic and tactical support to drive a culture of operational excellence and high performance, while insuring a superior customer experience.
Mr. Sease previously served as Vice President of Sales for Data Connect Corporation from 1998 to 2015, advising on the company’s growth strategy and technology direction with a special emphasis on empowering employees to elevate their personal excellence and optimize team performance. Starting in 2012, he became deeply involved in development and strategy related to fatigue and alertness products being developed by Data Connect. He transitioned to his role at Predictive safety in 2015 when the company acquired this technology and associated clients.
Prior to working for Data Connect, Mr. Sease started and operated two tech companies based in Denver Colorado. He graduated from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado.
Carol is responsible for the development of marketing strategy, brand identity, sales execution, and the product development for the AlertMeter Cognitive Impairment Detection Test. She took on her current role in July 2015.
Prior to this position, she was responsible for new business development for Data Connect Corporation in their tradeshow software division. Ms. Setters established new markets for the ShowExpert software platform in 3 major industries, and participated in project management in adapting to these new industries with the company’s product development team. She also led the initiative to expand the PRISM Fatigue Risk Management Platform out of its initial South African location and into the global marketplace.
Ms. Setters held a leadership position with Wild Oats Markets Corporation from 2001 to 2006, where she built and managed 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, Ms. Setters’s strong industry reputation enabled her to presell the first two quarters of business for her own marketing firm.
Ms. Setters ran an independent public relations firm in the 1990s, and was responsible for 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 also written two books.
With a core focus on indirect sales through channel development and strategic partnerships, in the US and the International operations of Predictive Safety. He has over 25 years of experience as a senior management executive, founder and CEO of several successful companies ranging from Transportation and Logistics, Broad Line Distribution, Warehousing, and International SaaS based solutions. He is also the founder and CEO of OneWay (PTY) Ltd, a full service company through which international companies are able to sustainably operate in Southern Africa. With expertise in Local compliance standards, HR, Legal, Supportive Sales and Accounting both AP and AR.
This strong business background and ability to understand the requirements of corporations in a multicultural, global setting. Allows him to leverage relationships with senior corporate leaders for the creation of sustainable partnerships. Ranging from the integration of software platforms as a OEM offering in new and existing markets for improved retention, profitability and sustainable growth. To the training, support and contracting of Sales Agents, Resellers, Master Distributors and Services contracts.
Mr van der Merwe has the equivalent of a U.S. Bachelor’s Degree of Business administration.
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. Since 2009, Mr. Wichmann has been 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.
David is responsible for overseeing and executing research and writing projects, which includes content creation and synthesis for print publication as well as for Predictive Safety’s blog; coordinating and preparing proposals and applications for grant funding opportunities; coordinating grant-funded research and development projects; and writing product descriptions and marketing copy.
Mr. Lauriski is also a member of the Executive Committee for the Health & Safety Division of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration.
Mr. Lauriski is an alumnus of the University of Denver and a graduate of the esteemed creative writing M.A. program at The City University in London, England, where his work was featured as part of a talent showcase at London’s Sadler’s Wells Theatre.
Before joining Predictive Safety, Mr. Lauriski spent a decade in higher education, first in administrative staff positions with the Office of the Registrar at the University of Denver, followed by faculty positions teaching composition, foundational rhetoric, and library research at Community College of Denver and Metropolitan State University of Denver.
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.
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 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.
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