Sheila Eads, President and Chief Executive Officer of ERB Industries was elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA), at the group’s annual meeting in Arlington, VA. Craig Wallentine, Global Business Development Manager from DowDuPont, was elected Vice Chairman.
In addition, the membership elected industry leaders Brian Myers from 3M Personal Safety Division and Kelly Kolb from Kimberly-Clark Professional to seats on the Board of Trustees.
Sheila Eads joined ERB Safety, based in Woodstock, GA, in 1995 to oversee all financial aspects of the company, and in 2002 was promoted to her current position of President and CEO. She has led the company to year-over-year revenue growth and innovation, moving the company in new market and product directions, notably in the company’s Aware Wear line of high visibility products, and the Girl Power at Work line of safety products for women. Prior to joining ERB, Eads was a senior manager at Deloitte, a global accounting and management-consulting firm. ERB Industries is a manufacturer and distributor of safety products and hospitality apparel. ERB Safety division protects the health and safety of workers in the construction, manufacturing and industrial sector. The Fame Fabrics division provides low cost, high-quality apparel for the hospitality industry.
Craig Wallentine joined DowDuPont in 1989 and has had a broad range of leadership positions in the field of industrial personal protection. Particular areas of expertise are marketing leadership training and development, sales force effectiveness and channel strategy, new product development, global supply chain design, emergency event response planning and emerging region market development. Prior to joining DowDuPont, Wallentine worked for Exxon USA in several operational and planning roles.
Brian Myers, Business Director with 3M Personal Safety Division, currently manages several of the safety businesses within 3M including several PPE businesses, reflective materials and instrumentation. Over the past five years, he has managed various safety businesses following his role in the 3M Lean Six Sigma organization. Prior to that role, Brian worked for Aearo Technologies and General Electric. Brian is an Electrical Engineer, and MBA graduate. He has served in ISEA as chair and vice-chair of the Hearing Protection group. He also worked with ANSI on hearing protection standards and served as an officer in the National Hearing Conservation Association.
Kelly Kolb, Senior Global Brand Manager with Kimberly-Clark Professional, joined the company in 2008 and has served roles in Business Development, Global Safety & Industrial Sales Capability and Global Safety Portfolio Development. Kelly is currently responsible for global brand and category development for the Industrial Wiping business, and leading strategy and innovation planning across North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia Pacific region. She has 23 years of experience in Health & Safety, and prior to joining Kimberly-Clark, served in fields of Analytical Chemistry, Quality Assurance and Environmental Sanitation Management. She is an OSHA Authorized Instructor for Occupational Safety Standards, OSHA 10 and 30 Hour programs, and graduated from Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences in Industrial Hygiene, and a Master of Science in Occupational and Environmental Health. She also serves as chair of the ISEA Education and Training Committee.
Continuing members of the ISEA Board are Nate Kogler, Director of Product Management, Bradley Corporation; John Kime, Chief Operating Officer, Avon Protection Systems; Charles D. Roberson, Senior Vice President, Lakeland Industries and Tom Votel, President and CEO, Ergodyne.