Our Faculty

Tony Borden, CSP

Instructor

Mr. Borden is a hands-on EHS manager with 25+ years of experience in manufacturing. His formal education includes an MBA and BA, both concentrating in industrial management. Mr. Borden's career includes production supervision and management and manufacturing engineering. As an owner of a metal fabrication factory, he employed over 200 people and specializes in start-up and turn-around situations. In his free time, he enjoys rustic craftwork, working in a body/mechanical shop, and trail riding with his wife.

Why do I like to teach?

“I enjoy the teaching experience and feel passionate about the subject matter. I have seen a lot and done a lot during my career and I try to relate the educational material to my own experiences in the hope that students can better apply the knowledge to their own work environments.” 

What worked for me? 

“The ASP and CSP exam review courses were critical components to my successful certifications. The material provided a structured approach and the instructor provided direction and focus which I found to be very relevant during the examinations.”

Meet Mr. Borden

Professional Experience  

EOSH Specialist
LEIDOS
August 2021 – Present
Provide contract support for environmental and occupational safety and health for the FAA Air Traffic Organization.  

EHS Director
BPI Packaging
December 2018 – August 2021
Responsible for all EHS functions, Facility Security, and Facility Maintenance at two chemical blending and packaging plants.  

Health & Safety Manager
ROXUL-USA, INC.
Aug 2013- Present
Responsible for all Health & Safety, Security, Fire protection startup and continued compliance at a new facility. Recently added RSO responsibility. 

Marketing/Sales Professional
CHRYSLER DODGE DEALERSHIP
Successfully worked with customers and the management team to provide the best match attainable for the customer in making their purchasing decision. Attained top marks in the Chrysler Marketing/sales expert training program. 

EHS Manager
GUARDIAN FIBERGLASS
April 2012-Mar 2013
All training and permitting functions regulated by MDEQ/EPA All occupational safety functions 

Various Clients
SELF EMPLOYED CONTRACTOR
October 2011-April 2012 and 2009 - June 2009 
Safety/environmental training, HR consulting, equipment sales, organic fertilizer sales, carpentry, woodworking, painting, mechanic work. 

Business Consultant 
DESIGN TEAM SIGN COMPANY
June 2010- Sept. 2011
Set up ERP system, cost products, design and implement floor layout for lean manufacture, lead safety/environmental programs, engineering projects as assigned. 

General Manager 
MIDSOUTH CUSTOM FABRICATORS
2006 to 2009
Took on the full P&L responsibility for all operations of a metal fabrication plant of 200 employees. 

Safety Manager  
THYSSENKRUPP ELEVATOR
2004 to 2005
Oversaw the safety compliance in a union facility and a non-union facility, totaling over 1,000 employees in two states. 

Plant Administration Manager
INTEX PLASTICS
1997 to 2004
Designed safety and environmental programs in a PVC manufacturing plant. Implemented programs that attained EPA/OSHA compliance and reduced injury rates. Restructured the HR department to achieve better Humans relations and achieve/maintain regulatory compliance. 

Manufacturing/Plant Engineer/Production Manager 
DOVER ELEVATOR SYSTEMS INC.
1979 to 1997
Managed the tasks of costing new products and designing work centers and production operations.  Supervised the production department and oversaw the maintenance and safety/environmental areas.  Designed a new plant layout and sub plants during a plant reorganization.  Led efforts for the training element and equipment calibration/certifications when the plant applied for ISO 9001. 

 

EDUCATION
Union University, MBA
Lambuth University, Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Management 

AFFILIATIONS/CERTIFICATIONS
REM (Environmental), SPHR, ASP, OSHA 30hr, Time Study, ISO Auditor, DOT, Radiation Safety.