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Western Reserve Safety Council May Program
Topic: Leadership for Safety Culture and Safety Awards
Speaker: Mike Nelson, VP Technical and Production, Nestle
Featured keynote, Mike Nelson from Nestle will speak at the Western Reserve Safety Council Safety Awards and CEO event.
Member companies will be recognized for demonstrated safety performance through the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC) and as well as the people and initiatives that advance safety in their organizations. This includes Safety Employee of the Year, individual(s) who champion and advance safety in their organization.
Michael L. Nelson Jr., is the Vice President of Technical & Production with responsibility for Baking and Foods Manufacturing. He is directly responsible for ~7500 employees across (10) manufacturing facilities - supporting ~$5.0 billion in sales revenue and indirectly responsible for Tribe Mediterranean Foods Manufacturing and Freshly Manufacturing consisting of ~200 employees across (3) manufacturing facilities supporting ~$125 million in sales revenue. Mike also has dotted line responsibility for all functional areas supporting Baking and Foods Manufacturing, Tribe Mediterranean Foods Manufacturing and Freshly Manufacturing which includes Co-Manufacturing, Engineering, HR, Operational Finance, Quality Management, Safety, Health & Environment and Technical Applications.
Mike started his career with Nestlé in Solon, Ohio 28 years ago as an Industrial Engineering Co-Op. He has relocated 12 times and held various positions across the US, including involvement with the construction and start-up of a new plant in Jonesboro, Arkansas in 2003, and at the global headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland.
Mike holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial & Systems Engineering and a Master of Business Administration both from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He also completed the Mastering Technology Enterprise program at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland and earned a strategy & innovation certificate from Case Western Reserve University.
Mike is a native of Cleveland and attended Benedictine High School. He is the father of a 6 year old daughter, Kennedy Grace and has a range of hobbies that include weightlifting, hunting, traveling, most sports (with NASCAR being his favorite).
In collaboration with the State of Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, WRSC is a collaborative effort of the Solon, Twinsburg, Hudson, Aurora, Beachwood and Chagrin Valley Chambers of Commerce. Established in 2014, The WRSC, is open to all area businesses, not-for-profits and government entities. The mission of the safety council is to provide a forum for the presentation of health and safety issues and exchange ideas and concepts for best practices in the workplace with an emphasis on regulatory compliance (e.g. OSHA, EPA rules and regulations, among others). WRSC serves Solon and surrounding communities.