The University of Findlay is pleased to announce that Jeff McGuire has been named All Hazards Training Center’s executive director. McGuire, who has been the center’s operations director for 19 years, replaces Randy Van Dyne, who retired on Aug. 31, 2018.
McGuire brings with him a vast amount of emergency operations knowledge. Aside from his work at the center, he also has 12 years of experience in emergency response and hazardous waste site remediation program management, and a decade of experience in mining equipment, power plant and manufacturing facilities construction management. McGuire earned a Bachelor of Arts in business administration, and a Master of Arts in liberal studies, both from the University of Findlay.
McGuire said he is looking forward to enhancing the center’s excellent worldwide reputation as a premier hazardous response training facility. He said a key to the center’s success is “having the right operations team in place to manage the business, coupled with a corps of world-class contract professional instructors.”
The All Hazards Training Center is the industry leader in development and delivery of corporate-wide custom safety and security training. its numerous services range from writing and revising emergency operations policies to teaching workplace violence prevention measures.
Van Dyne has been with the University of Findlay for more than 30 years as a full-time employee. In 1986, he taught UF’s first class for what is now the Environmental Safety and Occupational Health Program, and in 1988, he assumed leadership of the All Hazards Training Center. Under Van Dyne’s direction, the program has grown significantly; the Fostoria Avenue training facilities opened in 1989. In 2017 alone, the center trained 11,000 people at more than 350 locations in all 50 states.
Also during his tenure, Van Dyne simultaneously managed both training center and the ESOH program on several occasions, helped initiate and manage the Sponsored Programs Office from 2012-2017, assisted with grant writing and management, and was a co-founder of the Center for Civic Engagement.