Ernest D. Weiler is a seasoned manager and environmental, health, safety and product regulatory professional with extensive global experience in the chemical processing industry.
Prior to establishing himself as a consultant, Dr. Weiler has thirty-five years of experience with Rohm and Haas, where he held various management and executive leadership positions in Research, Technical Development, Technical Service, Toxicology, Product Regulatory Compliance, and Environmental, Health and Safety.
He managed global teams of specialists and integrated product safety, health, safety and environmental requirements into various global enterprise-wide work processes to meet corporate expectations as well as regulatory requirements.
Dr. Weiler coordinated the global implementation of the industries’ voluntary Responsible Care Program, and managed the first independent verification process at Rohm and Haas. He has developed and implemented robust work processes designed to assure regulatory compliance and support sustainable business strategies.
He developed screening tools by which business groups can rank order products and uses based upon inherent risks and take appropriate actions. He has extensive acquisition experience, with special emphasis on cost-effective integration of EHS programs.
He is also a seasoned issue manager. Dr. Weiler worked on product contamination recall issues, manufacturing quality improvement activities, complex chemical regulatory driven issues and strategies to address major toxicological challenges.
He is also associated with Five Winds International, a management-consulting firm that helps clients understand the business opportunities and risks associated with environmental and social forces affecting their companies, products, and services.
Dr. Weiler has worked in Switzerland, France, and the U.S. He was a PhD Fellow at the University of Basel in Switzerland. He received his PhD from the University of Nebraska, his MBA from Temple University, and a BS from the University of Minnesota.
He is a member of the American Chemical Society, has been active in trade associations and in various industry groups. He has published 43 articles, prepared 18 technical presentations and holds 41 patents.