Hal Ehrhardt, Senior Manager of Energy, Environment and Common Systems; Lockheed Martin Corp.
Hal Ehrhardt is the Senior Manager of Energy, Environment and Common Systems team within the Corporate Energy, Environment, Safety and Health (CEESH) organization at Lockheed Martin Corp. In this role, he is responsible for the various enterprise-wide energy and environmental programs that the company implements to achieve its corporate objectives. These include the Go Green 2020 goals related to energy, carbon, water and waste.
Mr. Ehhardt has more than 35 years of ESH management experience at both the site and corporate level, across three companies and multiple locations. His involvement in property investigations, management, purchases, leases and sales predates the existence of ASTM 1527, which now provides due diligence guidance. He has handled the ESH aspects of business mergers and acquisitions, as well as the subsequent ESH integration. Having been “sold” twice during his career and managing the ESH aspects of those transitions has provided Hal a different perspective relative to the M&A field.
He holds both Bachelors and Masters degrees in Environmental Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is a Certified Safety Professional.
Curt Michols, Senior Principal Specialist Global EHS & Energy; Abbott Laboratories
Curt Michols is Senior Principal Specialist for Global EHS & Energy with Abbott Laboratories. A senior leader with more than 29 years of global EHS management experience, Mr. Michols is responsible for the implementation, direction and continuous improvement of, Abbott’s Global EHS Due Diligence Program to identify and manage EHS liabilities during mergers, acquisitions and divestitures worldwide. He also provides direction to Abbott’s Global Remediation Program, and is responsible for providing guidance and technical expertise to operating divisions and facilities for various other EHS programs and initiatives including EHS integration, compliance auditing, hazardous materials and waste management, communications and sustainable packaging.
Prior to joining Abbott in 2000, Mr. Michols worked for 16 years in environmental consulting, where he was responsible for a variety of EHS projects for clients in the public and private sectors.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from Illinois State University; and, has completed various specialty EHS technical and management training, and presented and published on a variety of EHS topics, throughout his career.
Juan-Carlos Tabora, Environmental and Sustainability Manager; Ryder Inc.
Juan-Carlos (JC) Tabora joined the Ryder Corporate team as an Environmental Manager in 2011. In this role, he is responsible for developing and managing systems and tools throughout the organization in support of Ryder environmental and sustainability strategic goals. His responsibilities range from providing environmental support (audits, training, waste reduction) for more than 700 facilities, to identifying incentives for alternative fuel vehicles (AFV) and infrastructure – over $24M secured.
Mr. Tabora has more than 17 years of experience leading Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) & Sustainability programs benchmarking, reporting and continuous improvement.
Prior to joining Ryder, he led the development of EHS & Sustainability programs at U-Haul International and served 11 years in active duty with the United States Army as an aircraft technician, pilot and managing EHS programs.
Mr. Tabora is a graduate of Arizona State University and holds degrees in Environmental Industrial Technologies and a master’s in Business Administration (MBA).
Seaton Thedinger, Associate; Hogan Lovells
Seaton Thedinger’s legal practice focuses on environmental, health, and safety due diligence in corporate transactions, compliance counseling, enforcement defense, and cleanups and remediation of contaminated sites. His environmental practice spans a broad range of industries, including the oil and gas, agricultural, chemical, defense, healthcare, utility, and manufacturing industries.
He has extensive experience assessing and managing environmental liability in corporate transactions, including managing due diligence processes, negotiating allocation of environmental liability, and obtaining and transferring regulatory approvals. In addition, Mr. Thedinger frequently counsels and represents corporate clients in federal and state environmental enforcement, compliance, and permitting matters.
He has a J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Vanderbilt University.
Sam Waldo, Director of EHS & Support Services; Amphenol Corp.
Sam Waldo is Director of EHS & Support Services at Amphenol Corp., the world’s second-largest manufacturer of electronic interconnect products, headquartered in Wallingford, Conn. His primary responsibilities include overall corporate oversight of EHS, Sustainability and Social Responsibility activities at Amphenol’s 145 operations, managing past practices remediation sites and EHS due diligence on mergers and acquisitions projects. He also acts as liaison between executive management and worldwide operations on Sustainability and Product Compliance issues.
Mr. Waldo has been with Amphenol for the past 27 years and has worked in the environmental field for 39 years, implementing major environmental programs as a regulator and for industry. Prior to joining Amphenol in 1987, Sam worked for the Virginia State Water Control Board and for Raytheon Company. He has also has served as President and Vice President of the Land Trust in his home town, which manages approximately 540 acres of open space and farmland.
He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the College of William and Mary and an Master of Science degree in Environmental Sciences and Engineering from the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech.