CM Department Guest Lecturer Series – Richard Beemer
Wednesday, December 14 2016 Born in Baton Rouge, LA in 1962 Richard Beemer or "Beemer” as most know him was the middle child of three sons born to a Piping Fabricator Art and Executive Secretary Frances Beemer. Beemer graduated from Woodlawn High School in 1980 and enrolled in Apprenticeship training school where he graduated with a 4-year professional certificate in pipefitting/conibination welding. Beemer went on to weld as a combination alloy welder in refinery, petrochemical, and nuclear industries across the U.S. After 10 years of welding, he segwayed into to Environmental Health & Safety and has worked ¡n the U.S., Canada, South America, Middle East, St Croix, Aruba, and Puerto Rico. He has held certifications as Combination Welder, HAZWOP 40 Super Fund, Response & Cleanup Ops, Highway Transportation Spill Ops, Occupational Health & Safety Technologist, Certified Safety Director, and Certified Risk Management Professional. Beemer, as Director of Craft Services Division for EXCEL USA, oversees a staff of 14 in Louisiana and Texas whose functions are craft recruiting, craft training, and craft work force development.