AW works with client leadership to assess their complex problems and help them develop innovative solutions. He is experienced in a variety of industries, including beverage, castings, mining, petrochemicals, railroads, refining, and specialty chemicals.
Examples of AW's practice experience include leading a project to integrate human factor data into an international chemical company's incident investigation process. The program was deployed at each of the company's high-hazard sites and used to identify areas within the management system that need improvements. AW also consulted the leadership of a petroleum refiner to evaluate the plant-level conformance to the corporate management system. This review was based on an assessment of human factors as well as incident data.
AW has assisted a major manufacturer of phosphate and potash fertilizer in the development of corporate programs for responsible demolition, a program that helped to integrate environmental impact and cost considerations into all phases of the manufacturing sites life cycle from greenfield to closure; the consistent and repeatable identification of legal and other requirements at 15 mining and manufacturing sites; standardized project management programs; and the identification and valuation of contingent liabilities and asset retirement obligations (ARO).
AW has led environmental due diligence reviews for acquisitions of refinery terminals, gas-gathering facilities, pipelines, and marine terminals. In addition, AW has developed costs associated with identified impairments and represented the buyer during negotiation of settlement costs.
Since 2010, AW has been serving on Texas A&M's Mary Kay O' Connor Process Safety Center's steering committee, where he advises the center on matters related to management systems, human factors, and assessing organizational competence related to process safety. Additionally, he previously co-chaired the Pollution Prevention Advisory Committee for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), where he served as an industry representative.