CCI’s World Class Regulatory & Safety Expertise
March 31, 2017
Whether it is assisting customers or for CCI’s internal team, CCI is very fortunate to have a world class Senior Regulatory & Safety leader in Dennis Hatfield. Dennis’ career covers over 40 years of direct Safety and Regulatory experience for global companies and agencies. With a Chemistry degree as a foundation, his Master’s degrees in Environmental Engineering and Business Administration give Dennis a broad perspective in understanding Regulatory issues for the chemical industry. In addition to his experience in private industry, Dennis also worked for the United States EPA where he focused on enforcement. This experience provides Dennis with a perspective on how to guide CCI’s customers or internal departments through various issues involving local, state and federal agencies.
Among other duties, as the Regulatory Manager for Columbus Chemical, Dennis Hatfield spearheads CCI’s Safety protocol to ensure full compliance with all Safety and Regulatory requirements. This has resulted in CCI approaching 1,000 days without a lost time incident for both its Wisconsin and Arizona plants. As a servant leader, his interaction with all levels of employees or customers is focused on putting them first in working to find better, safer ways to operate. As an incessant driver for improvement, Dennis Hatfield consistently drives Health and Safety directives and initiatives thru various channels to ensure completion. When asked about the most rewarding part of his position, his quick response was clearly the ability to help people create a working environment where employees feel respected and safe; Help people go back to their families safely every single night; Help protect the environment for future generations. In his view, the companies that ‘do the right things’ are the companies that last, especially in our industry.