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With over 30 years of environmental, health, & safety (EHS) professional experience, Ken provides day-to-day regulatory compliance support to Frost Brown Todd clients in a wide range of regulatory areas. This includes securing permits and permit modifications for the Clean Air Act (Title V), the Clean Water Act, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. Ken serves as a critical resource to Frost Brown Todd’s legal staff by conducting confidential internal EHS audits and planning follow-up actions. He also assists the firm’s legal staff by performing EHS due diligence investigations in acquisition and divestiture matters.

Ken provides support with other essential services including:

  • Advising clients on spill prevention planning, storm water management, waste reduction and waste disposal options.
  • Preparing annual reports to satisfy compliance with community right-to-know laws including the EPCRA – Tier 2 Chemical Inventory and TRI Chemical Release Reporting.
  • Providing guidance in emergency planning and preparedness, site security, incident investigations, process safety management (PSM) compliance and other OSHA standards.
  • Actively engaging with employee exposure assessments including workplace testing and monitoring, Personal Protective Equipment selection, and worker training.
  • Counselling clients on requirements under national and international chemical disclosure laws including the European Union’s REACH and RoHS, OSHA’s Global Harmonization Standard, and California’s Prop 65.

Prior to joining Frost Brown Todd, Ken spent 30 years in the chemical and plastics manufacturing businesses where he managed EHS programs in St. Louis, MO; Bridgeport, NJ; Houston, TX; and Cincinnati, OH. His extensive experience includes the following:

  • Provided regulatory permitting, compliance program development and implementation, employee training programs, auditing, and third-party certifications.
  • Managed and maintained wastewater treatment plants, air pollution control equipment, boiler systems, landfills, and thermal incinerators. He is also well versed in other aspects of manufacturing, including site infrastructure, utility operations, transportation systems, QA/QC laboratories, maintenance, engineering, and capital project management.
  • Directly involved with multiple corporate mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures along with the associated environmental due diligence of those transactions.
  • Managed safety, medical, and industrial hygiene programs. This includes general compliance with OSHA regulations, process safety management (PSM) standards, site security, emergency preparedness, incident investigations, workplace exposure assessments, and medical surveillance programs.
  • Experienced in organizational redesign where EHS compliance responsibilities were integrated throughout a manufacturing organization.
  • Performed chemical trade association work at the state and federal levels involving various advocacy programs and lobbying initiatives. Previously served as an officer and board member of the Ohio Chemistry Technology Council. Nationally, he was a past member of the American Chemistry Council and served on the State Government Affairs Round Table Committee.
  • Worked in the environmental consulting business in Cincinnati where he supported a variety of clients with environmental and safety-related projects and worked directly for manufacturers providing temporary EHS staffing services.

Other Info About Ken

Education

Graduate School

Southern Illinois University, MBA, 1978

Undergraduate School 

Southern Illinois University, B.S. Environmental Systems Management, 1976

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Alliance for Chemical Safety, Member

Ohio Chemistry Technology Council, (former) Officer and Board Member

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Catholic Charities of Southwest Ohio, Volunteer