Cornelius (Bud) Smith, EMS-LA
Status: ISO/RC14001/RCMS Auditor, Instructor and Program Developer
Relevant Experience: Mr. Stow has assisted over 65 different manufacturing operations throughout the world in their efforts to become certified to the ISO 14001 requirements. This assistance has included various activities and responsibilities, such as: hands-on development, implementation consultation; staff level training; and both second and third party auditing. He has also been responsible for the development of several health and safety management systems that were integrated with the EMS programs.
Mr. Smith has over 25 years of legal and management experience with environmental, health, and safety (EHS) issues. He is recognized for his development, integration, and implementation of practical, innovative and cost-effective EHS compliance and management programs and systems. As Union Carbide Corporation's post-Bhopal EHS Vice President, he oversaw the development and implementation of the company's Responsible Care program. He served as a founding member of the ACC's Responsible Care Coordinators' Group.
Mr. Smith advises and assists clients in the automotive, consumer products, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, chemical, petroleum, paper, aluminum, and other manufacturing and service industries on environmental compliance and other environmental management issues such as planning, training, auditing and systems development.
Mr. Smith is a leader of the United States Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to ISO Technical Committee 207, the international body charged with development of the ISO 14000 series of environmental management standards. He is a member of the TAG Chairman's Advisory Group and Chairman of its Environmental Auditing SubTAG. Mr. Smith is a RAB Certified EMS Auditor and has successfully completed RC14001 Auditor Training. He is actively engaged in conducting ISO 14001 audits for two accredited registrar companies.
As corporate EHS vice president of a major chemical manufacturer, Mr. Smith oversaw the development and implementation of a state-of-the-art corporate EHS compliance and management systems audit program, which was used for more than 1,000 audits in 31 countries during its first seven years. Audit results during that period documented an improvement in compliance and systems performance in excess of 30 percent.
As chief environmental counsel and assistant general counsel, established and managed the company's first environmental law section. Developed a computerized docket and liability projection system for more than 100 Superfund hazardous waste site claims and other environmental litigation matters. Developed the basis for a Superfund liability insurance claim that resulted in recoveries exceeding $40 million.