2019 Human Performance, Root Cause, & Trending (HPRCT) Conference
June 17-21, 2019
Cheyenne Mountain Resort
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Hope Consulting, LLC
Idahp Falls, Idaho
Ron is a consultant for HOPE Consulting in the field of High-Reliability Organizations (HRO), human performance improvement (HPI), and accident investigation. He has over thirty-seven years of experience in power plant operations, mechanical maintenance, industrial safety, human performance, and human factors research. Ron has provided both practical and classroom support for the Ontario Power Generation, American Electric Power, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Electrical Power Research Institute (EPRI), Department of Energy (DOE), commercial nuclear and fossil fuel energy sectors, and the fuel and petrochemical industry. Ron’s classroom and field support include the areas of human performance fundamentals, High-Reliability Organizations, coaching and mentoring, dynamic learning activities, error-mitigation tool usage, event investigations, and numerous research areas. As the Human Performance Manager at Idaho National Laboratory (INL), he was instrumental in the design and development of a Human Performance Accident Investigation Process, HPI Qualification Program, Observation Program, and Human Reliability Analysis processes. Ron has authored numerous research papers in the areas of HPI and human factors. Additionally, Ron has been an adjunct professor at the University of Idaho teaching courses in support BS and MS Industrial Technology degree programs and Human Performance Certificate Program.
BS in Industrial Technology, University of Idaho (U of I), 2003
MS in Industrial Technology, U of I, 2006
Certificates: Human Performance & Emergency Management & Planning, U of I, 2006