Ron’s 30+ year manufacturing career included assignments in Operating Line Management and Supervision, as well as over 20 years in Health and Safety. Ron is a Certified Safety Professional and an experienced trainer and Root Cause Analyst. In addition to assisting organizations with their Human Performance educational and training efforts, Ron’s professional passion is helping organizations integrate these concepts into their daily operations and achieve breakthrough results. Ron lives in Bettendorf Iowa, where, after spending 25 years coaching and officiating youth soccer, volleyball, and basketball, he now enjoys bicycling, boating, and traveling in his spare time.
Judy has been teaching people in manufacturing about Human Performance for over eight years. Her skills and experience help her to reach people in all levels of an organization; from the worker on the shop floor, all the way up to the Directors of a business. Judy is retired from Alcoa, where she worked as a front line supervisor, a department manager and a plant systems manager. Since joining FIT, she has traveled around the world teaching people of many countries and cultures how to embrace and be passionate about the Science of Human Performance. She teaches worker classes, supervisor classes, manager classes and advocate/train-the-trainer classes. Judy and her husband reside in Iowa.
Rick led incident analysis teams in the commercial nuclear power industry for over two decades prior to joining FIT, and has trained Incident Analysts in numerous countries. He was among the first to integrate Human Performance principles into Incident Analysis approaches, and successfully managed the Corrective Action Program for a major corporation. Rick is a co-author of IEEE Standard 1707-2015, Recommended Practice for the Investigation of Events at Nuclear Facilities. Rick, a veteran of the US Navy submarine service, enjoys outdoor activities and resides with his family in Kent, Ohio.
Randy’s passion is to provide tools and strategies to improve safety, personal interactions, and communications, both at home and work. Randy draws on work experiences from the electric power industry and his earlier work with Rob Fisher during the initial introduction of Human Performance in the nuclear power industry. Randy participated with the recent evolution of combining the general science of Human Performance with individual personality tendencies, which has given FIT professionals a new tool to help our clients effectively interact with others at a completely different level. Since joining FIT, Randy has consulted with high risk industry clients in the US, Thailand, and Netherlands. Randy lives in central Texas with his wife, and enjoys traveling and spending time with their children.
Advanced Error Reduction & Training Manager
Ray is FIT’s AERO Manager and Support Manager for illumitask, an electronic Pre-Task Brief and Observations suite. Prior to joining FIT, he was a Project Manager for a supply chain consulting firm for 13 years where he used proven Human Performance technologies to achieve multiple successes on large retrofit projects of major warehouses. The integration of this technology allowed the work to be completed on time, on or under budget, with zero interruption in product delivery. Ray derives considerable satisfaction from knowing that the concepts that he helps people understand and integrate into their lives will allow them to go home each day and hug their families. Ray lives in Charlotte North Carolina with his wife Jody and has a daughter living and working in Japan. Ray and Jody, in their free time, enjoy supporting the University of Central Florida football team, spending time with family, attending concerts, and taking relaxing vacations.
Stew joined the FIT team in the fall of 2015. Although Stew has served in the military, operated a nuclear power plant, worked as a generation dispatcher and controller, worked in the banking industry as a loan officer, worked in ministry as a youth director, and worked in the medical field as an education director for a wellness company, he has been able to see Human Performance at work in each industry. Stew lives in Round Rock, TX with his wife of 30 years, 3 adult children and two granddaughters.
Dan is the FIT Project Leader for Australia. He began his career in the timber industry, where he worked in various operational and safety roles over a period of twenty five years. Dan moved from timber to mining/refining/smelting as safety manager. Dan elected to join FIT in 2015 after experiencing firsthand the positive impact that Human Performance had across a large organization. Dan and his wife Lisa live in Australia and are the parents of four adult children. They enjoy summers sailing on the west coast of North America.
Kay Palmer has over 20 years’ experience as an organization behaviorist with a focus on incident analysis and human performance aspects. In this capacity Ms. Palmer has participated in numerous incident analyses and other cultural change initiatives in a variety of industries. Kay co-authored IEEE Standard 1707-2015; Recommended Practice for the Investigation of Events at Nuclear Facilities. Ms. Palmer also facilitated the Root Cause and Corrective Action track for a working meeting between the nuclear power industry and the medical arena. The findings of this meeting were published in an Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, (AAMI) monograph. Kay, enjoys listening to live music, reading, and travel. She resides with the guy who lights up her life and their pets in Newark, Delaware. She also presented a paper in Paris at the invitation of a Canadian regulator at the Committee on Safety of Nuclear Installations (CSNI) / Working Group on Human and Organizational Factors (WGHOF) Specialists Meeting on Identification of Barriers to Analyzing and Identifying Human and Organizational Factors in Root Cause Analysis.
John led incident analysis teams in the commercial nuclear power industry for over two decades prior to joining FIT, and has trained Incident Analysts in numerous countries. Additionally, he was a leader in corrective action program implementation and oversight for a company providing design engineering, manufacturing, industrial services and project management. John, a veteran of the US Navy submarine service, enjoys outdoor activities and resides with his family in Brevard, NC
Lorin Warner has spent the last 10+ years dedicated to coaching and consulting clients in 6 countries across 4 continents. Projects have ranged from creating and leading multi-session leadership/human performance workshops to implementation of corporate strategy at the front line. Driven by his strong desire to serve others and see them succeed, Lorin understands the importance of the individual in the journey for lasting results. Lorin’s joy comes from delivering relevant content and helping organizations turn that content into the fabric of their culture, resulting in sustainable long-term results. Lorin co-founded and oversees a Brazilian NGO who’s focus is on self-reliance through educational opportunities. Lorin resides in Salt Lake City with his family.
Matt has spent the last 8 years working with global high-risk organizations to improve safety systems and improve the performance of individuals and organizations. His industry reach includes mining, tunneling, oil & gas, petrochemical and medical with site operation experience in more than 25 different countries. Matt is an effective facilitator and coach excelling in delivering complex content to groups of people at all levels of the organization so that it translates into that practically applicable solution that integrates into the day to day work flow of the operation. As someone committed to individual and organizational effectiveness, Matt contributes his time consulting with industry regulators such as the International Tunnelling Association. Matt is based in Perth, Western Australia and has a passion for quality education supporting schools and other learning institutions to apply self and team awareness methods proudly improving the results for both student an teacher.
Ian has spent the past 15 years working in high-risk industries, particularly oil & gas, and is passionate about ensuring the safety and health of the people he works with. Having lived across five different continents and facilitated workshops and programs in over 40 countries around the world, Ian is a highly sought-after trainer, coach and facilitator offering a unique insight into how to realize the potential of people, processes and systems. Having come from an operational background, Ian’s main expertise is in the area of Human Performance, and he works with many of the world’s leading organizations operating in high-risk industries to prevent human error and catastrophic events from occurring. He is a regular speaker on the topic at many industry conferences, including the World Congress on Safety and Health at Work, and was also a guest lecturer at the European Centre for Executive Development as part of their Safety and Leadership Culture Program. His publications include ‘The 5 critical mistakes most safety professionals make…and what to do about them’. Ian is Australian by birth and is currently based in Singapore.
Financial andTechnical Manager
Justin worked in restaurant management while he developed his skills in electronic technologies. He joined FIT in 2011, and has been instrumental in developing the FIT web and social media presence. He also develops and manages the FIT and AERO media library, which helps potential trainers learn how to affect change. Justin lives with his family in Concord, NC.
Brianna’s role includes interfacing with clients, scheduling consultants, coordinating regional and open-enrollment courses, as well as designing marketing materials. She joined FIT in 2006 and established an online, iOs-friendly task management system for use within the company in order to streamline and simplify communication between FIT team members. Brianna lives on her family farm with her husband Dusty and daughter Mackenzie in Concord, NC. In her spare time, she enjoys creating handmade bath and body products.