Thomas A. Pechar, CSP, CRSP serves as Director, Health, Safety and Environment for Matrix North American Construction. He leads all HSE activities throughout the US and Canada for this Union direct hire construction company in the petrochemical, industrial, electrical and energy industries. He has over 20 years of global experience focused on the projection of people.
Prior to joining Matrix, Tom worked at Black & Veatch for 14 years from projects to leadership roles. This included expatriation to the UK and Dubai in addition to various US project and regional roles. He has developed and managed teams in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Tom holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Safety Sciences from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Tom is also a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals and Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) through the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals.
I am extremely excited to take a greater role in the advancement of safety throughout the construction industry. I joined the ASSE in the early 2000s because my boss said I needed to, glad I did! Since then, I’ve participated in numerous conferences and individual group sessions throughout my career and have made countless contacts and friendships through this society.
I’m a passionate leader in the Health and Safety field with experiences in industries and locations where the workforce is highly skilled and conversely, where they are not. I take pride in the improvement of myself by surrounding myself with safety professionals of differing backgrounds. These experiences have provided me with a perspective to find solutions which are effective and easily implemented.
If elected, I will do my best to further spread the word and gather innovative ways of mitigating the many challenges we face. I am ready and eager to further support the ASSP!