Executive Leader

Jim Spigener

JIM SPIGENER

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AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Safety excellence and high-performance culture development
  • Organizational safety
  • Leadership expertise
  • Executive coaching
  • Manufacturing operations
  • Safety strategy

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Jim Spigener: Why is controlling exposure the key to safety?

“As a senior leader of an organization, your priority should be protecting your employees who have loved ones depending on them, the way you would want your loved ones protected.”

Jim is a seasoned executive coach with over four decades of experience helping senior leaders in companies worldwide demonstrably improve their individual impact on organizational safety. He has coached hundreds of C-suite executives from Fortune 500 companies, developing their leadership skills and partnering with them to create custom strategies for safety excellence and culture change.

Among his most notable successes, Jim trained and coached one global manufacturing company’s top 300 executives. His work helped their executive teams develop strategies that made a step change in safety performance and developed a high-performing culture. The result was a significant drop in fatalities and recordable lost-time injuries.

Jim is a highly requested speaker and has presented at countless conferences on topics that include, “How to Develop a High-Performing Culture,” “The Role of the C- Level Executive in Safety,” and “Fatality Prevention” among others. He has authored texts, as well as articles that have been published in a variety of industry and trade journals.

Prior to joining DEKRA, Jim held roles in operations and as superintendent of fire, security, and safety for a Fortune 500 chemical firm where he developed, implemented, and coordinated its behavior-based safety processes. He developed operator and supervisory training programs and was the company’s internal organizational development resource for self-directed work teams. In addition, Jim is a former steward of the United Steelworkers of America.

Jim is passionate about safety education and is actively involved with developing DEKRA seminars like “Leading with Safety,” “Enhancing Supervisor Effectiveness in Safety,” among others. He is an active member of his community in Houston and serves on the board of the Haas Beens organization and INGAA. Jim is also a current member of the Conference Board and has held a leadership role on their Chief Safety Officer council.

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