We love our job. We get to keep people safe and help companies succeed. What could be better?
Jim Lefler, President and CEO

There's No Substitute for Experience.

We do this job because we love it. And we do it because it’s important. In fact, it’s so important, we don’t believe on-the-job-training should happen on your job. That’s why we’ve put together a proven senior management team with more than 180 years of combined experience. That’s why we make it a priority to get and keep the best people through all levels of the company by offering benefits that are unheard of in this industry. All so you get professionals who take your safety seriously. No cutting corners. No taking our eye off the ball. Just a passionate commitment to do the job right.

PROJECT SUMMARIES
James Lefler

James C. Lefler, Jr., CSP - President and CEO

James C. Lefler, Jr., CSP - President and CEO

Jim is a Certified Safety Professional with a B.S. in Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology, from Oklahoma State University and has 35 years of experience in safety, environment and health issues in oil and gas, refining, and petrochemical operations. His areas of experience include operations management, industry standards, strategic initiatives, and a thorough knowledge of government compliance including OSHA, EPA, NFPA and DOT regulations. Facility startup and turnaround activities are also significant skills.

As worldwide corporate safety manager for Occidental Oil and Gas Corporation, he was responsible for implementing process safety management across domestic and international oil and gas operations. Jim also served on the API Executive Committee on Safety and Fire Protection where he shared authorship on various API Recommended Practices. In his time as environmental manager for U.S. Operations at OXY, Jim was responsible for responding to the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 and developing and implementing compliance programs for U.S. oil and gas operations as well as equivalent programs for international operations.

Jim currently serves as Owner, President and CEO of JCL Service Company LLC, parent company of JCL Safety Services LLC and JCL Risk Services LLC.

David A. Jones

David A. Jones - Director, Process Safety Services

David A. Jones - Director, Process Safety Services

David is a Process Safety And Quality, Health, Safety, Security, Environmental (QHSSE) professional with 39 years of business and technical management experience serving the energy, petrochemical and chemical processing industries. Leadership roles have included: corporate and project PSM/QHSSE management; international consulting, professional training and software support; and process design and technical safety engineering, construction, and operations management.  

David earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of South Florida and is completing graduate studies for his Master of Public Health (MPH), Occupational Health and Safety Management, from Tulane University. He specializes in designing, developing, implementing and reviewing process safety and QHSSE management systems for design and operational risk, reliability and resilience performance, continuity and sustainability, with a focus on delivering risk-based solutions to satisfy client needs.

Zachary Johnson, GSP - Process Safety Specialist

Zachary Johnson, GSP - Process Safety Specialist

Zachary is a Process Safety Specialist And Quality, Health, Safety, Security, Environmental (QHSSE) professional with business and technical experience serving the energy (offshore/onshore drilling and production, gas processing, midstream, refining), petrochemical and chemical processing industries. His leadership roles have included: Corporate and project PSM/QHSSE management; risk management and business continuity; professional training and software support; and process design and technical safety engineering, construction, and operations management. Zachary specializes in facilitating process hazards analysis (PHA), engineering consequence modeling for toxic, fire and blast scenarios, and designing, developing, implementing, and auditing process safety management (PSM) systems, with a focus on delivering risk-based solutions. He holds a B.S in Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology from Oklahoma State University.

Berndt Moeller, P.E. - Senior Process Safety Engineer

Berndt Moeller, P.E. - Senior Process Safety Engineer

Berndt is a Professional Engineer with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. He also serves as a major in the United States Air Force Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol. Berndt has more than 27 years of experience in petrochemical plants and has served as process engineer, operations manager, and plant manager. He has significant experience in the development of operational procedures for process units along with a steep regulatory background in consensus standards such as NFPA, OSHA, EPA, and ASME. He has had responsibility from the design to the construction of major process units.

Berndt has lead several process hazards analysis studies and been responsible for tracking recommendations to completion. His audit experience is in establishment and implementation of audit processes for maintenance of governmental compliance and overall improvement of process safety for various facilities. He also has significant experience in chorine and Chlor-Alkali processes.

Craig Allison - Process Safety Engineer

Craig Allison - Process Safety Engineer

Craig earned his M.S. Chemical Engineering from Oklahoma State University and has worked more than 25 years in the chemical process industry, including upstream and downstream oil and gas operations. He has served as an equipment inspection coordinator and PSM coordinator for Phillips Petroleum Company and an EHS specialist for Chevron Phillips Chemical Company.

Marie (Toni) B. Odom – Senior Process Safety Consultant

Marie (Toni) B. Odom – Senior Process Safety Consultant

Toni has 35 years’ experience in the safety, environmental and assessment field and is degreed from the University of Alabama in Psychology with minors in Chemistry and Biology. She also has an associate degree in Engineering from South Alabama at Mobile. Toni provides support for safety and environmental regulatory plans and reports (e.g. SPCC, BMP, RMP, VPP, RCRA, NPDES, and PSM). She is a Certified Auditor in PSM/RMP, RC14001, RCRA, and VPP, and is a Registered Environmental Manager (REM 8704) and Registered Environmental Property Assessor (REPA 6334). In addition, Toni also has experience in Superfund and RCRA site assessment.