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Virginia Tech Center of Excellence for Environmental Management

Virginia Tech Center of Excellence for Environmental Management


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photo Susan Snyder, Salem, Virginia is an ISO 9001, 14001, 18001.AS9100 independent/external trainer and auditor for top registrars in the country including BSi and Bureau Veritas. Her experiences include operations/program manager for GFR, FAA, EHS, safety compliance and conformance (QMS, EMS, AS9100) as well as manager of Quality Management Systems for aerospace related businesses across the United States. She has served as president of D’Ardenne Associates and director of compliance for DRS Technologies, a Finmeccanica company. Snyder holds a master’s of arts degree in human resources/organization development from Thomas Edison State College (NJ) and a bachelor’s of science degree from Radford University (VA). Her certifications include: Plexus approved IAQG AATT Training (AS9100); ISO 9001:2008, AS9100C, ISO 14001, OHSAS18001 Lead Internal Auditor Training Certification, BSi Approved ISO 9001:2008, ISO14001, OHSAS18001, AS9100/9110/9120 Trainer, Certified ISO 9001:2008 Lead Auditor, Certified AS9100C AA Auditor, and Root Cause Analysis Training, Six Sigma/DMAIC, and 5SMethodology development and implementation.

photo Harry E. Gregori, Jr., Richmond, Virginia, is an experienced professional in innovative organizational and operations' management. He has more than 35 years’ experience in local, regional, state, and federal government, as well as in the private sector as a consultant to business, industry, and the Defense Department. Gregori is a trained lead auditor for ISO14001 and an experienced instructor and auditor for Virginia universities. He has served the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality in a number of roles including assistant to the director, special programs director, business assistance and pollution prevention director, and director of policy and research. Gregori has managed multiple contracts for environmental management system program development, implementation, and maintenance including instruction, training, and auditing duties associated with COTA's Environmental and Sustainability Management Institute, Fortune 500 manufacturing facilities, and small businesses. He holds a master’s of public administration degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, a master’s of regional planning degree and bachelor's of science degree from Penn State University. He currently serves as chair of the Virginia Sustainable Future Forum and is past chair of the National Pollution Prevention and Toxics Advisory Committee.

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