Chuck Pettinger

Process Change Leader, Predictive Solutions

Chuck has over 25 years of experience designing, implementing and evaluating culture step-change initiatives. His major interests include developing large-scale corporate behavior change initiatives, assessing industrial safety cultures, using advanced predictive analytics to develop leading indicators and conducting organizational Leadership Workshops.

Chuck has consulted with a wide variety of industries including Bayer, Bechtel, BD Biosciences, Bombardier, Caterpillar, Chevron, Coca-Cola, Cummins, ExxonMobil, Honeywell, Kiewit, Kaiser Permanente, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Monsanto, NSTAR, National Grid, Pfizer, PP&L, Southern Company, Turner, Union Pacific, United Rentals & Xcel Energy.

Chuck earned his Bachelors from the University of Florida, his Masters from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and his Doctorate from Virginia Tech under Dr. E. Scott Geller. Before joining Predictive Solutions, Chuck was a Senior Project Manager with the Safety Performance Solutions and a Grant Project Manager with Virginia Tech’s CABS, a research and development organization led by Dr. E. Scott Geller. While at Virginia Tech, Chuck and Dr. Geller completed many research grants including a two-year project funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health titled "Critical Aspects of Behavior-Based Safety." This research investigated several key strategies for implementing a successful Behavior-Based Safety processes in industry. Chuck is also a Certified Behavior Analyst and has served as a Behavioral Program Specialist for the State of Florida and other private industries.

Chuck has also played a prominent role in writing and conducting research grants. He has managed projects, worth more than 2.5 million dollars, funded by the Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation, Centers for Disease Control, Department of Motor Vehicles, NIOSH, MSHA, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, and the U.S. Department of Energy.

In addition to being named one of the 101 Top Leaders in Safety by ISHN, Chuck has authored many training/technical manuals while designing, customizing and developing training materials for use in industry and government agencies. In addition, he has numerous published abstracts and papers and many scheduled speaking engagements at professional conferences yearly, including invited international multi-day workshops in Africa, Australia, China, France, Hong Kong, India and Singapore.

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