Mike Williamsen, Ph.D., CSP, is a senior safety consultant with Caterpillar Safety Services. He has more than 25 years’ safety and business change management experience, including engineering, operations and safety management positions for companies such as Frito-Lay Inc. and General Dynamics. In 1985, Williamsen teamed with safety author Dan Petersen for three years to develop and implement a safety accountability and continuous improvement system that helped a Fortune 20 company reduce injuries by 80% within two years. Since then, he has applied these and other high-impact safety principles with similar success to Fortune 500 companies, such as General Dynamics, Baxter Healthcare, ATCO Electric, Rohm and Haas Co., and BASF. Williamsen holds a B.S. from University of California, Berkeley, an M.B.A. from California State University, Hayward, and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Columbia Southern University. He is a professional member of ASSE’s Central Illinois Chapter.