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The TRANSCAER Team

Meet the Volunteers Who Help Shape the TRANSCAER Community

TRANSCAER® is organized into two groups: the National TRANSCAER Task Group (NTTG), including its Executive Committee, and the Regional Approach team.

National TRANSCAER Task Group

The NTTG is the managing body of TRANSCAER initiatives. The NTTG steers the overall direction of TRANSCAER. The NTTG Executive Committee is responsible for long-range planning and coordination of all task group activities. They are also responsible for the conduct of NTTG business when the NTTG is not in session.

National TRANSCAER Task Group Meetings for 2019

Wednesday, December 11
9:00am-2:00pm Eastern
American Chemistry Council
700 2nd Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

Our current NTTG includes the following volunteers:

Executive Committee

  • Keith Silverman, Ashland Inc.
  • Missy Ruff, Renewable Fuels Association
  • Paul Holt, Union Pacific Railroad
  • David B. Binder, Tanner Industries, Inc.
  • Erica Bernstein, TRANSCAER and CHEMTREC

Sponsors

  • Jeff Sloan, American Chemistry Council
  • Rob Benedict, American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers
  • Mike Burnside, American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers
  • Suzanne Lemieux, American Petroleum Institute
  • Paul Hartman, American Petroleum Institute
  • Andy Elkins, Association of American Railroads
  • Daphne Magnuson, Center for Liquefied Natural Gas (CLNG)
  • Hinson Peters, Center for Liquefied Natural Gas
  • Joe Milazzo, CHEMTREC
  • Chris Brown, CHEMTREC
  • Susan Nauman, Industrial Steel Drum Institute (ISDI)
  • Cindy Kuranchie, The Chlorine Institute
  • Justin Louchheim, The Fertilizer Institute

Railroad Representatives

  • Derek Lampkin, BNSF Railway
  • Clem W. Schimikowski, Canadian Pacific
  • John Day, CN
  • Joe Taylor, CSX Transportation
  • Steve M. McNealy, Kansas City Southern Railway
  • Scott Deutsch, Norfolk Southern Corporation
  • Tyler A. Parker, Union Pacific Railroad
  • John Vergis, Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway

Partners

  • Lisa Matsinger, Federal Railroad Administration
  • Stephen Martinez, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)
  • Sam Hall, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)
  • Ken Desmond, National Volunteer Fire Council
  • Ashley Johnson, International Association of Fire Chiefs
  • Marty Ranck, International Association of Fire Chiefs
  • John Woulfe, International Association of Fire Chiefs

ACC Members

  • Brian K. Dailey, The Chemours Company
  • Dave Drunkenbroad, Ashland Inc.
  • Erin Murray, Koppers Inc.
  • Toby Crow, Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™
  • Chad Blake, Covestro LLC
  • Thomas F. McGourty, BASF Corporation
  • Randy Mak, Dow Chemical Canada

Regional Coordinators

  • Gene Patten, Dana Transportation Companies (Northeast)
  • Bruce Gacsal, Quality Distribution Inc. (Northeast)
  • Glen Rudner, Norfolk Southern Corporation (Southeast)
  • Ken Collins, CN Railway (Midwest)
  • Shon Christensen, Portland Fire and Rescue Hazmat (West)
  • Stephen F. Torres, Schneider National Bulk Carriers (South)
  • Gray Young, Louisiana State University Fire and Emergency Training Institute (South)
  • Kara Edwards, Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (Canada)
  • Luis Daniel Canino Morales, KCSM Servicios, SA de CV (Mexico)
  • Ana Cecilia Alvarez Rivera, Grupo México Transportes (Mexico)
  • Raymundo Ibanez, The Chemours Company (Mexico)

Additional NTTG Members

  • Paul Duckworth, Nutrien
  • Manny Ehrlich, US Chemical and Hazard Investigation Board

Regional Approach

A dedicated group of volunteers from across the country and throughout the industry implement TRANSCAER initiatives at the regional and state level.

Find your Local Coordinator

Reach Out

If you have additional questions about TRANSCAER training programs, connect with your regional or state coordinator.

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Sponsors & Partners

Learn more about the organizations that provide free, quality training for emergency responders. 

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Get Involved

Interested in getting involved with the TRANSCAER mission in your own community? Consider applying to become a regional or state coordinator.

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