A mechanical engineer with more than 15 years of experience, Eric specializes in valve design and fluid power systems integration. His safety experience includes the design and application of pneumatic machine guarding measures. Mr. Cummings has participated on a number of ANSI committees, including GSR and TR6, both of which develop standards for machine safeguarding. He has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Virginia Tech. Since 2002, Eric has provided machine guarding training for ROSS Controls' clients.
After working as a technician and trainer with Carrier Transicold, Steve Boyette has worked for ROSS Controls, a leader in the fluid power industry, for nearly 20 years. Today, he serves as the firm's Global Industry Specialist for Safety. Mr. Boyette participates in ANSI standards subcommittees for the review and update of the ANSI B11.19 Performance Criteria for Safeguarding and the ANSI B11.TR3 Guide to Risk Assessment and Risk Reduction. Both committees focus on risks associated with machine tools. He has an associates degree in electromechanical engineering technology from Athens Area Technical Institute (Athens, GA) with an emphasis on robotics.
Dan Henman is the director of Sales for ROSS Controls' North American Operations. Since joining ROSS in 1980, Mr. Henman has served a number of key management roles, including Leader of Global Industry Sales Teams, which includes safety, press, steel, glass, plastic, and aluminum. He has also served on the ANSI Z244 committee for Lockout/Tagout and the control of Hazardous Energy - promoting its message globally. Mr. Henman is also a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, the Precision Metal Forming Association, and the National Fluid Power Association. He holds a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University.