Greg Ashman, CHMM
Greg is currently president and senior instructor for Professional Training Associates, Inc. (PTA) . He conducts a wide variety of courses on topics such as Hazwoper, DOT Hazmat, Asbestos, Lead- Based Paint, RCRA, and Confined Space Entry and many others. Greg is also an authorized OSHA construction outreach instructor and recognized in the states of Pennsylvania and West Virginia by consultants, contractors and regulatory agencies as an expert in the field.
As PSU graduate in Industrial Engineering, John's career in the EH&S industry started 31 years ago as a staff engineer and project manager. Spending some time in the public sector as an environmental specialist for the Housing Authority City of Pittsburgh, John gained valuable knowledge in the industry which led him back to the private sector. John's background in construction oversight and environmental contract administration is of incomparable value in the training room for teaching topics in Asbestos, Lead and OSHA hazard awareness.
Currently John serves as vice-president and senior instructor and manages PTA's quality control program. Being one of the founding partners, John is very proud of the last 23 years and what has been accomplished by PTA, Inc. in the industry by following our initial mission statement.
Mike's has over 39 years in the chemical manufacturing industry with major worldwide corporations. He served as Manager of Health, Safety & Security for 25 years, including performing the duties of Emergency Response Coordinator for highly hazardous chemicals shipped by land, air and water worldwide. He formally represented his industry for 13 years on the Local Emergency Planning Commission of Butler County in Western Pennsylvania. He provides instruction in the following areas: Hazwoper (focusing on 1910.120 subpart q), Emergency Preparedness, National Incident Management System (NIMS), Incident Command, Hazard Communication, Forklift and General Industry Safety Specific Topics.
Bill Tomlinson, CHMP
Bill Tomlinson is a vice-president and senior training specialist for Professional Training Associates (PTA), Inc. Bill has focused on environmental safety & health sciences since 1987 when he began his career conducting environmental control oversight of construction in healthcare. Since then, Bill has lent his skills to a spectrum of customers in healthcare, industry, and government. That professional expertise and the ability to communicate to a diverse audience is what animates Bill’s presentations.
In 2013, in coordination with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), PTA, with Bills assistance, developed its ICRA 8 hr. and 24-hour curriculums. ICRA is a training topic that Bill concentrates his efforts.
One of the first in the country to earn the Certified Hazardous Materials Practitioner (CHMP) credential through the Institute for Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM), Bill has served on the credentials Scheme Committee for the past 12 years helping promote the future of the CHMP credential through the development of professional, fair, and appropriate candidate selection and assessment criteria.
In his off-hours, and when not hanging out with his wife and dogs, Bill composes music that explores the interface between found sounds and traditional music structures.