Joe and his team are responsible for the development, implementation, strategic direction, and continuous improvement of safety, environmental and quality programs to ensure PHI Health LLC is operating at the highest levels of safety. He oversees the company’s Safety Management System in compliance with FAA Voluntary SMS Program, and oversaw the launch and rollout of PHI’s Fatigue Risk Management Program and the 5th Pillar of Safety.
Previously, Joe worked for American Airlines for 28 years, joining the company’s Safety Department in 2000. As a senior member of company’s Operational Safety Program, he was credited for reducing aircraft ground damages by 25% over a two-year period. In 2008, Joe was asked by department leadership to co-chair an employee working group tasked with reducing employee injuries. Through the efforts of this group, American reduced their OSHA Recordable injuries by 29%. Joe retired from American Airlines in 2012 as Director of Employee Safety Customer Service Western Region.
Before coming to PHI, Joe was the Director of Safety, North America at Lufthansa Sky Chefs for six years. Joe served in the United States Air Force and United States Air Force Reserve for 12 years, first as a Crew Chief on the C5A and later as a Flight Engineer on C141B Transport Aircraft.
Joe presently resides in Mesa, Arizona with his wife and three children.