Lessons in Persistence: A Panel Discussion

Wednesday • Carson 1 • 4:00 PM

Glen Bertini and Novinium Panel

Track: Intermediate

Join the Novinium team in this follow-up to Glen Bertini’s keynote address entitled, Lessons in Persistence. During this informal Q & A, participants can learn more about the experiences had and lessons learned during Novinium’s BBS journey. This panel discussion will be moderated by Angelica Grindle, Quality Safety Edge.

Glen J. Bertini is the President, CEO and Chairman of Novinium, Inc. He has spent over thirty years working with cable rejuvenation technology beginning with its development at Dow Corning in 1986 and continuing through its commercialization and growth to over 150 million feet of cable rejuvenated so far. Mr. Bertini was employed by Dow Corning, a silicon chemical manufacturer, as a development engineer, where he focused on the thermodynamics of multi-component systems and was part of a small team that developed and commercialized the first cable rejuvenation products. With over 45 articles published on the subject of cable rejuvenation technology, Mr. Bertini is the world's foremost authority. Mr. Bertini holds a total of 31 patents on cable rejuvenation and related technologies and has others pending.

In 1992, he was co-recipient of the prestigious R&D 100 award for cable rejuvenation. In 2005 and 2006 Mr. Bertini and Novinium won numerous awards for best investment opportunities at various angel forums including ESIF (Early Stage Investor’s Forum), the Vancouver Angel Forum, and the $100,000 prize at the Zino Zillionaire Investment Forum. In 2010 Glen won the Puget Sound Engineering Council Engineer of the Year Award and was named Seattle Magazine's Top Innovator.

Mr. Bertini holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Technological University, is a Senior Member of the AIChE, a Fellow of the IEEE, a member of the PES (Power and Energy Society), a member of the DEIS (Dielectrics & Electrical Insulation Society), a voting member of the ICC (Insulated Conductors Committee), and a licensed professional engineer.

Specialties: Underground Power, Electrical Insulation, Infrastructure Life Extension, Cable Diagnostics, Technology Enabled Safety, Safety Leadership

Angelica C. Grindle, Ph.D. is a Senior Vice President for Quality Safety Edge. Dr. Grindle has successfully designed, implemented, and evaluated behavioral and process improvement systems in a wide variety of organizational settings. Her industry experience includes construction, mining, manufacturing, utilities, oil and gas, automotive, paper, and health care.

As a Ph.D. level behavior analyst, Dr. Grindle specializes in the application of behavioral science technology to improving workplace safety and other key organizational objectives. She focuses on ensuring strategic initiatives align with key processes, are customized to work with unique organizational needs, and are supported by key stakeholders. She is also the co-developer of BBS Essentials®, a product which enables small companies to reduce the time and manpower required to design and implement behavioral safety processes.

Angelica enjoys ongoing affiliation with the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), The Risk Management Society (RIMS), The National Safety Council and various state Safety Councils. Dr. Grindle is a sought after speaker at domestic and international forums and has published articles in the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, and other publications. She also contributed to the book The Values-Based Safety Process: Improving Your Safety Culture with Behavior-Based Safety by Terry McSween, founder and president of QSE.

Angelica received her master’s in Industrial Psychology and her doctorate in Applied Behavior Analysis from Western Michigan University.