JP is the President of Safety LMS. JP started his career in the telecommunications industry with Allied Tower Company in Houston, Texas in 1976 at the age of 16. Since then, JP’s career has spanned 39 years, 20 of those as a professional Tower Safety & Rescue instructor.
JP has erected, maintained, modified or dismantled towers and telecommunications sites in 27 different countries many of which were small Island nations in the South Pacific Ocean where Broadcast and Satellite telecommunications is crucial to education, news, and everyday life.
JP is a founding partner of Safety LMS, and oversees all curriculum and training activities. He works to insure that all curriculum and instructors remain the best the industry has to offer. JP also serves as President/CEO of Austin, TX based Tower & Turbine Technologies Inc.
JP currently holds the following industry positions: Member of the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) Board of Directors, Chairman- NATE OSHA Relations Committee, Board Oversight- NATE OSHA Relations Committee, Committee chairman- ANSI 10.48 Standard-Fall Protection Chapter, Committee chairman- ANSI 10.48 Standard-Helicopter Construction Chapter, Chairman- National Wireless Safety Alliance- Manufacturing and Engineering Solutions, Committee-Structures working group, Chairman-Texas Wireless Association- Safety Committee, Member TIA-222G-TR-14 Committee, Member-Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians (SPRAT) Wireless Structures Committee.
“The days of the old school ways of teaching outdated equipment and methods are over, you have to constantly evolve to stay ahead of the curve in order to keep these folks safe and coming home to their loved ones.”