Friends of HLII
C.R. GRANTOM P.E. & ASSOC, TECHNICAL RISK MANAGEMENT CONSULTING SERVICES
Rick is an expert in assessing operational risk using a multitude of cutting edge tools which are grounded in probabilistic risk assessment methodologies. Halpin and Grantom have worked together since 1988 delivering risk informed tools to the nuclear industry in order to operate safely and more efficiently. Through Rick’s expertise the nuclear industry received risk informed technical specifications, graded quality assurance, and risk informed asset management tools. His work has been expanded behind the borders of nuclear power to other large assets, such as hydro and fossil generating stations.
PARADIGM CONSULTING SERVICES
Dr. Jeff Jeffries is the Owner and President of Paradigm which provides Management and Technical Consulting to the Nuclear Power Industry.
Dr. Jeffries is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of licensing, nuclear safety, risk assessment and nuclear security. He holds a B.S. degree from the U.S. Naval Academy, along with M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Nuclear Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. He is also a graduate of an Executive Management Course at the Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC-Chapel Hill. He was an Instructor in the Nuclear Technology Program at Penn State University and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Nuclear Engineering Department at North Carolina State University for several years. He is a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society, a member of the Society of the Sigma Xi (Scientific Honorary), and served as a member of the Industry-Professional Advisory Council (IPAC) for Penn State’s College of Engineering. Jeff received the Outstanding Engineering Alumnus (OEA) award at Penn State in 1999, the OEA is the highest honor conferred by the College.
Jeff served as Chair of six different nuclear oversight boards and member of four additional oversight committees. Dr. Jeffries has conducted numerous event and personnel investigations. Jeff also served as senior consultant to several major projects including: Safety Culture Assessments, Reactor Vessel Head Replacements, Extended Power Up rates and the nuclear industries Fukushima Response. Jeff and Ed have worked together for the last 15 years ensuring high standards were maintained in the operation of multiple nuclear power plants.
NICHOLS WEALTH MANAGEMENT
Kevin is President of Nichols Wealth Management, Inc. He provides financial planning services for individuals, corporations, trusts and retirement accounts. Kevin is committed to making objective recommendations, adhering to strict and disciplined investment strategies, and being responsive to the goals and concerns of clients throughout their lives. Kevin has been instrumental in helping to establish Halpin Leadership Industries Inc. and has worked with Ed for the last 5 years. Their partnership and caring friendship are projected to produce great things. He has been a resident of San Luis Obispo County since 1978. Kevin has been married to his wife Hope since 1985. They have three children: Austin, Bethany, and Caroline.
Colette is a skilled organizational effectiveness consultant; providing Leadership Training and Coaching, Strategic/Employee Communication and Human Resources services for over 20 years for Pacific Gas and Electric Company and other clients. She is an experienced facilitator, trainer and mediator; stirring participant involvement in learning. Over the last six years, Colette worked with Ed to implement the renaissance of the Facilitative Leadership (FL) program at Diablo Canyon Power Plant, and they successfully co-delivered the FL workshop to Chamber of Commerce leaders—making a positive difference in the community. Click here to visit www.colettejoyce.com
Javid is a high performing strategy and operations executive with over 15 years of diverse business and management skills. Javid has had progressively more senior roles in industry and consulting where he has made a transformative difference in all the roles he has taken on. Originally from London, and with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Javid has led multiple teams, major initiatives and achieved positive outcomes.
Most notably, Javid was responsible for designing and implementing enterprise-wide programs at Pacific Gas and Electric Company including Records information Management and Corrective Action Programs, Continuous Improvement and Change Management functions. In addition, through Javid’s leadership PG&E became the 1st utility in the United States to receive accreditation of PAS55, ISO55000 and API 1173 standards. As part of this accomplishment Javid made a significant impact on the safety and safety culture by designing and rolling out a Corrective Action Process, modeled after the nuclear industry.
Joseph Grenny is a four-time New York Times Bestselling Author. Co-Author of Crucial Conversations, Crucial Accountability, Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change, and Change Anything. He is a co-founder of VitalSmarts and recent co-founder of The Other Side Academy.