James R. Van Langen, PE, Vice President Management Systems, Corporate Maritime Policy; Carnival Corp. & plc


James R. Van Langen, PE

James Van Langen is a highly experienced engineer and management systems professional.  In his current role as Vice President of Management Systems for Carnival Corporation & plc, he is leading the development of single, corporate-wide management system for health, environmental, safety and security (HESS).  Mr. Van Langen also leads Carnival’s corporate-wide sustainability programs, and oversaw the publication of Carnival’s first corporate-level GRI-based sustainability report.


His other responsibilities include stakeholder engagement, external and internal reporting, management information systems, training, and HESS incidents and claims reporting systems. He also directed the development, implementation, certification and management of ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems in all subsidiary Operating Lines and ships.


His early career also involved marine and nuclear power plant engineering and operations, both shipboard and shoreside.  He is author of the book, “LNG Liquefaction Plants and Associated Shoreside Operations” under the auspices of the National Maritime Research Center.


Mr. Van Langen is a Marine Engineering graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York, and a Registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Tyler Monzel, Director of Loss Control & Sustainability; Dixie Chemical Co.


Tyler Monzel

Tyler Monzel is Director of Loss Control and Sustainability at Dixie Chemical Co. In the four years he has been in this role, he has assumed responsibility for EHS and management systems, including process safety management (PSM) and management of change (MOC). Dixie Chemical is a specialty chemical manufacturer with products sold in 40 countries worldwide and 150 employees. In 2012, Dixie was awarded the SOCMA Sustainability Award, and the ChemStewards Silver Award for Product Stewardship.


Mr. Monzel has previously worked with Dow Chemical and the Environmental Defense Fund. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, and an MBA from Rice University.

David Newman, Senior Director of Environment, Health & Safety; Comcast Corp.


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David Newman is Senior Director of EHS for Comcast Cable's Northeast Division, which includes 24,000 employees, and spans from Maine to North Carolina. His responsibilities include developing and leading EHS programs across the Division, implementing novel EHS Management systems, and reducing waste and environmental impacts.


Prior to Comcast, Mr. Newman was with Millipore Corporation, the life sciences division of Merck, KGaA, where he served in roles including Head of EHS, Facilities and Sustainability, Director of Supply Security, and Plant Manager.  Before Millipore he worked in EHS management consulting in the semiconductor and electronics industry. He has lectured on environmental sustainability at Harvard Business School and UMass Boston, and has master degrees in Public Health and Industrial Environmental Management. He is also a long-distance runner, EMT and firefighter.

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