John J. "Jack" Fearing, CPEA


Over 30 years of extensive experience in corporate EHS leadership positions with multinational companies in several business sectors including a leading DOD contractor and pharmaceutical, chemical and manufacturing. Broad experience across a large segment of the multidisciplinary fields of environmental, health and safety (EHS) and risk management. These include Department of Defense ground and aviation safety in contingency operations, the management of strategic planning for global EHS audit programs, consensus management systems programs and international fleet safety programs.  Holds an active Top Secret DOD clearance.


B.S. in Environmental Health Science from the University of Massachusetts and an M.Ed in Environmental Science from Boston University. Certified Professional Environmental Auditor (H&S).  Graduate of the US Army Rotary Wing Course, the Aviation Safety Officer course and the US Army Command and General Staff College.

Project Experience

A recognized expert in Department of Defense aviation and ground safety requirements for contractors in contingency operations.  Provided leadership and oversight for over 15,000 contractors from 2009-2013 during “Operation Enduring Freedom“ in Iraq and Afghanistan. Accomplishments included implementing an OHSAS 18001 certification program for a leading defense sub-contractor in the United Arab Emirates, developing and implementing uniform policies & procedures, conducting corporate-wide audits, establishing a metrics system for evaluating and reporting performance both internally and externally and developing online training modules for compliance with regulatory requirements. Represented corporate interests with regulatory agencies, professional trade associations, business development and customer relations. 

Developed and directed a comprehensive EHS audit program that evaluated both regulatory and internal requirements for a diverse range of both domestic and international clients. The program has provided a model for several others companies to enhance their existing audit program and demonstrated the business value for an effective EHS audit program.

Planned and managed a global fleet safety program, which included both the sales organization and facility-based commercial vehicles, for a multi-national pharmaceutical company. The program provided oversight for over 10,000 vehicles in the United States and abroad.  The program improved driver selection and training and the evaluation and purchase of safer, more fuel-efficient vehicles resulting in a significant decrease in vehicles accidents and related costs, including third-party liability. 

Training Experience

Extensive experience in planning and conducting safety training, webinars and seminars. Frequent invited speaker as the ASSE Annual Professional Development Conference and other domestic and international professional development symposiums.  Authorized OSHA Outreach 10 & 30-Hour General Industry Trainer. 

Noted Achievements

Professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers and former Administrator of the International Practice Specialty from 2008-2012.  Co-founded the Military Branch.  ASSE Council of Practices and Standards (CoPS) Safety Professional of the Year in 2008 and the ASSE International Practice Specialty (IPS) Safety Professional of the Year in 2007.  Published in numerous professional journals and magazines on various safety topics.  A retired U.S Army Lt. Colonel and Senior Army Aviator.  Member of the Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA).