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Richard MacLean's Resume
SUMMARY
  • Skilled professional with more than 30 years of environmental experience covering a broad spectrum of industries. For the past 14 years an environmental consultant to major corporations. Held positions in four Fortune 500 corporations ranging from hands-on engineer to vice president. Managed scores of professionals, controlled multi-million dollar budgets and individual projects.

  • Extensive corporate headquarters and manufacturing site experience in a variety of areas including: sustainable development; risk management and due diligence; corporate social responsibility issues; property transactions; environmental, health and safety (EHS) management systems; strategy and planning; and organizational re-structuring.

  • An internationally known author having published over 150 journal, magazine and web-based articles. Current monthly column appears in Environmental Protection magazine. Delivered scores of public and professional presentations (nationally and internationally).

  • Achieved international recognition for accomplishments in the fields of strategic alliances and full cost accounting. Widely known for innovative approaches to problem solving.


EXPERIENCE

Richard MacLean & Associates LLC (Formerly Competitive Environment, Inc.) 1995 -- Present
Director (www.RMacLeanLLC.com)
Prescott, Arizona

  • Own and operate an international environmental, health and safety consulting firm incorporated in Arizona. Provide high quality EHS services either directly or, if the pro ject requires, in coordination with teams of handpicked, independent EHS professionals. Strategically partnered with a global network of leading consultants.

  • Clients include domestic and international customers. This client base has been built through Mr. MacLean’s internationally acclaimed articles on cutting edge strategies. These exceptional writing skills are at the core of his “sustainable model” for consulting. It works as follows: The articles attract interest from clients who require solutions similar to those that Mr. MacLean describes in his articles. These articles also prompt numerous speaking requests which, in turn, lead to new marketing opportunities. Finally, excellence in service delivery leads to referrals and to additional clients.

  • Projects span a number of service areas in keeping with Mr. MacLean’s extensive background in industry. The focus of his work is on: strategic consulting services (sustainable development, strategic planning, management systems, liability reduction); management strategy (EHS organizational design, efficiency improvement); corporate disclosure (metrics, reporting, due diligence); and strategic alliances (networking, benchmarking, Nongovernmental Organization [NGO] partnerships).

ARIZONA PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY 1991 -- 1995
VICE PRESIDENT, ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH AND SAFETY
Corporate Headquarters, Phoenix, Arizona

  • APS is an investor-owned electric utility with over $2 billion in annual revenues. Led the corporate environmental, health and safety department to position the company as a proactive, cutting edge utility and winner of the 1993 Edison Award, the industry’s top honor. Responsible for the company's research and development activities on environmentally clean technologies.

GENERAL ELECTRIC 1976 -- 1991

MANAGER, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION 1986 -- 1991
GE Corporate Headquarters, Fairfield, Connecticut

  • Developed environmental programs for GE’s worldwide manufacturing sites. Led teams of senior-level environmental professionals providing management support on pollution prevention, risk management, property transactions, compliance procedures, policy development, legislative/regulatory affairs, and internal/external communications. Designed and implemented a corporate culture change championed by the CEO that integrates Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) principles into all business practices company-wide.

MANAGER, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION 1981 -- 1986
GE Plastics, Pittsfield, Massachusetts

  • Responsible for designing and implementing environmental, industrial hygiene, product safety, risk assessment, toxicology, and safety programs for the $2+ billion engineered plastics business. Provided EHS management support among domestic and international sites with a team of health and safety professionals.

MANAGER, ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES 1976 -- 1981
NORYL® Products Department, GE Plastics, Selkirk, New York

  • Represented the NORYL engineered plastics business in all contacts with county, state and federal agencies. Managed the wastewater treatment plant, hazardous waste landfill and incinerator operations. Directed the site's industrial hygiene program with a team of technicians and professionals.

RAYCHEM CORPORATION (Currently a division of Tyco Electronics) 1972 -- 1976
MANAGER, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
Menlo Park, California

  • Managed the safety and environmental programs for a specialty plastics and electrical device manufacturer.

SHELL OIL COMPANY 1969 -- 1972
RESEARCH ENGINEER
Houston, Texas

  • Designed petroleum research pilot plants.
APPOINTMENTS
  • Adjunct Professor, WP Carey School of Business, Arizona State University
  • Executive Director, Center for Environmental Innovation, (www.Enviro-Innovate.org)
  • Board of Directors , Arizona Heritage Alliance, (www.azheritage.org)
  • Board of Directors, Environmental Fund for Arizona (www.efaz.org )
EDUCATION
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering: Northeastern University, 1969
  • Academic Distinctions: Summa Cum Laude
  • Honor Societies: Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, Omega Chi Epsilon
CONTACT INFORMATION

Richard MacLean
350 Hidden Valley Drive
Prescott, AZ 86303-5384
Tel: 928-777-9212
Cell: 480-227-7079
richard@rmacleanllc.com

 

 

 

 

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