Chairman of the Board, Voluntary Protection Program Participants’ Association Inc. (VPPPA)

J.A. Rodríguez, Jr., CSP, SGE is a global business leader for Raytheon Company’s $6.7 billion Intelligence, Information and Services (IIS) business. He leads the Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability (EHSS) organization for Raytheon IIS at 575+ sites in 100 countries. He develops and implements enterprise-wide, solution-focused EHSS strategies that capitalize on performance excellence. J.A. is responsible for driving overall strategic oversight and direction, organizational efficiencies including growth by implementing critical best-in-class, high performing EHSS management systems.

J.A. also serves as the member-elected Chairman of the Board for the Voluntary Protection Program Participants’ Association Inc. (VPPPA). In this role he oversees a 14-member National Board, ten VPPPA regions comprised of 150 regional Board of Directors and a National staff of ten employees. VPPPA supports nearly one million workers and comprises a global community of dedicated leaders empowering occupational safety culture across more than 50 industries. VPPPA, is the leading organization committed to occupational safety, health and environmental management systems and has created a complex network of cooperation between member companies, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), state OSHA leaders, members of congress, the Department of Defense and Department of Energy.

J.A. was named by EHS Today Magazine as one of the “50 People Who Most Influenced EHS” two consecutive times. In 2016, ISHN Magazine named him as one of the “50 Leaders for Today and Tomorrow.” He has 39,000+ followers on Twitter, @JARodriguezJr, and J.A.’s LinkedIn profile is ranked amongst the top most viewed in the world with 24,000+ first level connections.