Beth Ballard, Vice President, SHE & Process Safety; Ecolab Inc.
Founded in 1923, Ecolab is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. With 2018 sales of $14+ billion and 47,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use and improve operational efficiencies for customers in the food, healthcare, energy, hospitality, commercial laundry and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world.
Beth currently holds the role of Vice President, Global Supply Chain Safety, Health & Environmental and Engineering Disciplines. In this role, she's accountable for developing and delivering a consolidated global risk based SHE program (including Process safety and Fire Protection) for the company, as well as aligning the global Engineering Disciplines to deliver value to Ecolab. The program covers over 120 manufacturing sites and 300 Distribution facilities producing a wide range of chemicals.
Beth has held roles including Director of Engineering & Technology, Director of Capital, and Director of EHSS for companies such as Dow Chemical, Chemtura, and Union Carbide. She has over 40 years' experience in the Petrochemical Industry, and holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University.