Cynthia Chiles is President and founder of convergence consulting LLC, and she is located in the Los Angeles, California office.
Cynthia has been helping multinationals develop and manage their global EHS compliance programs for more than 25 years. She is a BEAC certified auditor, a current member of the BEAC Standards Board, and a former Auditing Roundtable Board Director.
Cynthia developed the innovative business model on which the company is founded and named. She has 25 years of environmental, health, safety, and social responsibility (EHS), management consulting experience to multi-national clients. She has an expertise in the development and management of global EHS management programs, in particular compliance audit programs, management system implementation programs and performance enhancement programs. She has conducted hundreds of EHS audits in over 17 countries, and currently manages many large scale multi-country audit and consulting support projects for our clients in the pharmaceutical, electronics and retail sectors. Cynthia recently served a four year term on the Auditing Roundtable Board of Directors and currently sits on the Standards Board for the Board of Environmental Health and Safety Auditor Certification (BEAC). She holds a Bachelor of Science in both Political Science and Business Management, and is a BEAC certified environmental auditor.
Alan Gallacher is a Principal and Director in convergence consulting LLC, and located in the Edinburgh, Scotland office.
Alan directs company operations from the Edinburgh, Scotland office, and brings clients his 25 years of international consulting and management systems experience. Alan is a registered IEMA auditor and examiner, and former Regional Chair.
Prior to joining convergence Alan was Board Director of one of the UK's larger environmental consulting firms and had responsibility for a number of offices in Scotland and elsewhere in the UK. Alan has over 25 years experience in EHS consulting and has worked with numerous multinational corporations, including; Eli Lilly, Schering-Plough, Merck, Rhodia, Microsoft, Bombardier, Applied Materials, ITT, NCR, Motorola, Hughes Microelectronics, Shell, BP, Hess, and British Gas/ENI/Lukoil, IFC/World Bank, British Army & Navy, and has performed EHS audits and developed management systems for the oil, gas, engineering, electronics, chemical, pharmaceutical, food & beverage, defense, and automotive industrial sectors. As well as extensive experience in the UK, Alan has worked throughout Europe, Nigeria, Angola, Kazakhstan, Abu Dhabi, Brazil, the Balkans and the US. Alan has a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in chemistry from St Andrews University in Scotland and an MBA from Edinburgh Business School. Alan is an examiner with the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA), a former IEMA Regional chairman and registered IEMA auditor. Prior to embarking on a career in EHS consulting, Alan was initially employed in the pharmaceutical industry and later managed a start-up recycling firm.
Stanley T. Hickman is Product Director at convergence consulting LLC, and located in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Stan is a renowned EHS compliance and management systems auditor and consultant with over 20 years of experience. He is a BEAC certified auditor, a RAB certified management systems auditor, and serves on the BEAC Certification Committee.
Stan is an accomplished Environmental, Health, & Safety (EHS) and Process Safety Management (PSM) auditor and consultant with approximately 20 years of experience in the EHS field. He has an extensive background in global EHS auditing and consulting. From the year 2000 he led global EHS audits at Eli Lilly and Company, a pharmaceutical research and manufacturing company. The primary goals of the program were to inform senior management of the company’s global compliance with applicable EHS regulations/legislation and corporate and local policy requirements; and to report on the status of EHS continuous improvement activities. Stan conducted more than 65 EHS and PSM audits in eleven countries (Australia, Belgium, Brazil, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Spain, UK, and the USA including Puerto Rico). Additionally, Stan has expertise in Management Systems, having passed the RAB certification examination for ISO 14001. He has updated and conducted training for internal auditors, developed internal audit protocols, analysed and communicated global audit results, served as the electronic audit database system owner, and was the subject matter expert in developing the business process for an enhanced audit action tracking system.
In prior roles he served as the department head for the environmental compliance and the air emission reduction departments at a large manufacturing site. Previous to those roles he was the site hazardous waste coordinator. Stan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University. He is a BEAC certified auditor and serves on the BEAC Certification Committee since 2006.
Wade Miller is Program Director for convergence consulting LLC, and located in Minneapolis Minnesota.
Wade is an environmental health and safety (EHS) professional with experience working in a variety of industries, including general manufacturing, automotive and recreational vehicles, pharmaceutical, retail and supply chain, medical devices and electric utilities. He has over 18 years of experience working with organizations to achieve environmental, health, safety and sustainability management objectives working with multinational corporations, large national multi-site operations and small regional companies. Wade brings his broad knowledge background to help organizations understand their options and obligations in addressing the broad range of EHS and Sustainability obligations organizations face globally. He has managed projects in 12 countries, and has participated in over a hundred EHS audits. Wade has also acted as Chair of the Auditing Roundtable Upper Midwest Chapter for 10 years. He is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a BEAC Certified Professional EHS Auditor (CPEA), a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) and a Certified Lead Auditor for Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001) from Exemplar Global. He has a Masters degree from American University in International Environmental Policy, concentrating in Toxicology, and a Masters of Business Administration, concentrating in Finance from the University of St. Thomas.
Blake Buchanan-Munro is Office Manager at convergence consulting LLC, and located in Portland, Oregon.
Blake has worked with convergence for almost 10 years and supports the company on a wide variety of administrative and executive functions including; day-to-day bookkeeping, HR support and maintaining corporate documents, registers and databases. She also works closely with senior technical staff to help prepare and generate proposals and consulting reports, supports project management, often involving liaison with external international consultants. Prior to working with convergence she was employed for 6 years as a manager and editor of international EHS legislative content for a publishing company and this experience has proved useful in the support she currently provides in assisting in the quality control of the convergence international EHS Legal Registers and Checklists.
Blake holds a Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences.