AcuTech was founded in 1994 by David A. Moore to provide high quality consulting and training services in process safety and security to the process industry. Our management team has decades of experience working with industrial and government facilities. Key management team members include:
David Moore, PE, CSP, CPSA
President & CEO
David Moore is a subject matter expert on petroleum and chemical process safety management, chemical security, risk assessment and inherent safety. He is actively involved in leading-edge consulting and training assignments to industrial companies handling hazardous materials. Mr. Moore has taught process safety and security courses for over 30 years to many of the world’s largest corporations. He has been an instructor on process safety and security for such organizations as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), AIChE, API, OSHA, USEPA, ACC, and the AFPM.
He has served in various capacities to advise the DHS on chemical security management and vulnerability assessment, including Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards 6 CFR Part 27. He served as the Sector Coordinator for petroleum, chemical, and LNG for the) initiative to develop a common vulnerability analysis standard ‘Risk Analysis and Management for Critical Asset Protection (RAMCAP).
Mr. Moore was the lead author of the AIChE CCPS® “Guidelines for Managing and Analyzing the Security Vulnerabilities of Fixed Chemical Sites”, the security guidelines for the American Petroleum Institute (API), and the API/National Petrochemical and Refiners Association Security Vulnerability Assessment Methodology.
Mr. Moore was formerly a Senior Engineer with Mobil Corporation in Princeton, NJ; and a Fire Protection Engineer with the National Fire Protection Association in Boston, MA. Mr. Moore is a Registered Professional Engineer. He is a past board member for the Energy Security Council. He serves on the AIChE Center for Chemical Process Safety Technical Steering Committee, the CCPS Plant Security Committee, and the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center at Texas A&M University. He is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the National Fire Protection Association, and the American Society of Industrial Security. He has an MBA, (NYU-1987), and a B.Sc., Fire Protection Engineering (University of Md.-1979). He is a Certified Process Safety auditor, Certified Safety Professional, and a Professional Engineer.
Brad A. Fuller
Manager, Western Business Unit
Mr. Fuller has over 15 years of engineering and consulting experience, and is accomplished in process safety, security, risk management and critical infrastructure protections for the energy, petroleum, chemical and transportation sectors. He is skilled in all aspects of qualitative and quantitative risk assessment, including hazard identification; accidental (safety) and intentional (security) scenario development; frequency analysis; consequence and impact analysis; cost benefit analysis; and presentation of risk results for QRAs and Facility Siting analyses.
Mr. Fuller is a trained and experienced PHA facilitator, leading projects for US and international operations, facilities and new projects. PHAs have included HAZOP, Safety Integrity Level (SIL) Assignment, and Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) for FEED, EPC and current facilities / operations. He has also led Alarm Management projects for new-build oil and gas facilities, focused on alarm prioritization and suppression strategies.
Mr. Fuller is a leader in chemical process security and vulnerability analysis and served as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) supporting the development of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS). Currently he supports companies comply with the CFATS and MTSA regulations, conducting SVAs, preparing security plans, conducting annual audits, and supporting regulatory inspections.
Mr. Fuller is the lead author of the AIChE CCPS® Guidelines for Chemical Transportation Safety, Security and Risk Management, 2008. He was a contributor to the second addition of the API/NPRA SVA Methodology that expanded the focus from fixed facility assessments to include transportation operations.
Michael J. Hazzan, CPSA
Mr. Hazzan has over thirty-three years experience in process safety and risk analysis, process security, engineering, and plant operations. He has served as a Project Manager/Lead Engineer for a number of safety and risk studies, security analyses, and audits. This work has comprised extensive experience in PSM/RMP auditing (over 100 such audits in the past 12 years), security vulnerability analyses (SVA), process hazard analyses (PHA), release (source term) calculations for severe reactor accidents, facility siting studies, and dispersion/consequence calculations, development of mechanical integrity management systems, and probabilistic risk analyses. He has also performed approximately 85 SVAs for MTSA-covered and non-MTSA-covered chemical/process sites, and prepared 27 facility security plans for such facilities, and has performed the marine vessel collision frequency analysis for the Independent Risk Analyses for four proposed LNG deep water ports. He is one of the developers of DHS’s Risk Analysis and Management for Critical Asset Protection (RAMCAP) sector screening and SVA methodology for the chemical, petroleum, and LNG sectors. He has also served as a design engineer for nuclear power plant fluid/mechanical systems.
Mr. Hazzan has authored and extensively taught training courses in process safety and risk analysis, as well as security/SVA for the chemical/process and power industries. He has developed and conducted SVA and Facility Security Officer training to hundreds of chemical and petroleum industry representatives, including the SVA training provided for DHS’s Protective Security Advisors (PSA) and Federal Protective Service, as well as many training courses in various areas of process safety and risk management. He has published 25 technical papers in the areas of process safety and risk and security, has served as an expert witness on process safety during the permit hearing process for a new chemical recycling facility, and is the co-author of the CCPS book, Guidelines For Analyzing And Managing The Security Vulnerabilities Of Fixed Chemical Sites, the upcoming CCPS book, Inherently Safer Chemical Processes, 2nd, edition, the upcoming CCPS book, Guidelines for Auditing Process Safety Management Systems, as well as serving as a contributor to the new CCPS book on Mechanical Integrity.
Mr. Hazzan also served over 26 years in the U.S. Navy, including 7 years on active duty in the nuclear submarine force, and retiring as a Naval Reserve Engineering Duty Officer with the rank of Captain. He holds a Secret clearance.
David M. Heller, CSP, CPSA
Manager, District of Columbia Business Unit
Mr. Heller has over 37 years of experience in the chemical process industries, 28 of those years in safety. Mr. Heller was formerly a Lead Investigator and Investigations Manager with the US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board in Washington, DC. In this capacity, he led root cause investigations of significant chemical incidents throughout the US. Mr. Heller is a Certified Safety Professional and a Certified Process Safety Auditor.
In safety, Mr. Heller has held the position of Safety Manager at a multi-unit chemical processing facility and served as Process Safety Manager for a multi-national chemical company. Prior to his work in safety, Mr. Heller worked in Process, Production, and Plant Engineering at locations in Texas, West Virginia, and New Jersey.
Mr. Heller has experience in developing, implementing, and managing OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) and EPA Risk Management Plan programs. He is an experienced PHA leader and trainer. He is also experienced with security vulnerability assessments for oil, chemical, and pharmaceutical facilities.
Mr. Heller has contributed several chapters to CCPS publications, including Inherently Safer Chemical Processes: A Lifecycle Approach, 2nd edition; and Guidelines for Auditing Process Safety Management Systems, 2nd edition. He holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering Degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Marty Rose, CPSA
Manager, Eastern Business Unit
Mr. Rose has over thirty years experience in the chemical process industries, including process safety and security, engineering, and plant operations. As a consultant since 2005, he has led and participated in a variety of projects, including PSM/RMP audits, process hazard analyses (PHA)/Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA), and inherently safer technology (IST) reviews. He has also performed a number of SVAs for both MTSA- and non-MTSA-covered chemical process facilities and fuels terminals, and prepared or updated facility security plans for such facilities. Mr. Rose also has experience in implementation of occupational safety programs including ANSI Z10 and OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems.
Previously, during his fifteen-year tenure as Safety, Health, and Security Manager for a midsized chemical manufacturing facility, he was responsible for safety (including process safety), security, emergency response planning, incident investigation and industrial hygiene. His responsibilities included program assessment and improvement, training, emergency preparedness, and Responsible Care® Code program development and implementation, as well as implementation of a risk management program in accordance with the New Jersey Toxic Catastrophe Prevention Act. Mr. Rose led his site to achieve successful acceptance into the OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) as a STAR worksite, and served as a Special Government Employee (SGE) in the program to assist OSHA with safety and health program evaluations of VPP sites.
Mr. Rose has taught training courses in process safety for the chemical and refining process industries. He has published several technical papers in the areas of process safety, and contributed to the CCPS books, Inherently Safer Chemical Processes: A Life Cycle Approach, 2nd ed. and Guidelines for Auditing Process Safety Management Systems, 2nd edition. He is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the American Society of Safety Engineers, and has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University (1979).
Rixio E. Medina
Vice President, Southern Business Unit
Mr. Medina brings over 34 years of leadership and technical process safety, security, and HSSE expertise in the global energy and chemical sector. He has held distinguished roles with U.S. Chemical Safety Board as a Presidential Appointee and OSHA’s National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH), appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Labor under three different administrations. He currently serves as President of the Board of Directors of the Board of Certified Safety Professionals and is an active member in the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).
Mr. Medina received his BS in Engineering Technology – Fire Protection and Safety from Oklahoma State University, where he serves on the Advisory Board and was recognized in 2009 as an OSU Distinguished Alumni. He holds a Master of Science in Industrial Security from the University of Central Missouri. Mr. Medina is an ASSE Fellow, Certified Safety Professional, Certified Protection Professional – Board Certified Security Manager and a Charter Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health of the UK.
Liam K. Anderstrem
Vice President, AcuTech Global Services, Ltd.
Liam K. Anderstrem is Vice President, AcuTech Global Services Ltd. AcuTech is a specialty-consulting firm with a unique background in facility security, process safety, emergency and contingency planning, executive protection, and risk assessment.
Mr. Anderstrem has provided risk consultancy, project management and security design and implementation services on challenging projects that include: security planning and design in the Southern Oilfields of Iraq, master security planning for smart cities across the Middle East as well as many iconic landmarks, major events and Government Special Projects worldwide.