Recently, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate several individuals to key Administration posts. Among those nominated was Mr. Manuel Ehrlich, Jr. to the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB).
Mr. Ehrlich is a member of the NFPA Technical Committee for Hazardous Materials Response Personnel. Manny has lead a distinguished career including for following: Principal at ESP Consulting, a position he has held since 2002. Mr. Ehrlich was a Site General Manager for Pitt Penn Corporation from 2007 to 2009. He served as the General Manager of the Emergency Response Training Center from 2006 to 2007 and was the Vice President of Health, Safety, and Labor Relations at International Specialty Products from 1998 to 2003. He served as the Director of Emergency Response at BASF Corporation from 1989 to 1998 and the Assistant Plant Manager at BASF’s Geismar Electrolytics Plant from 1980 to 1981. From 1976 to 1980, Mr. Ehrlich was the Assistant Site Manager at Wyndotte Electrolytics under the BASF Corporation. He received a B.S. from the Drexel Institute of Technology and an Ed.M. and M.A. from Columbia University.
Greg Noll, Chair of the Technical Committee, stated upon hearing of the news, “Manny’s membership on NFPA committees goes back to the early 1990’s, and he brings a long and experienced background to CSB. He is also the first person with an emergency response and preparedness background to be appointed to the CSB. This is tremendous news for Manny and is richly deserved. Likewise, this is tremendous news for both the NFPA Technical Committee and the HM response community, and is another “big rock” step in taking care of our responders.”
Congratulations to Manny!