Full Name
David Thurwanger
Job Title
EHS Risk Mitigation Manager
Yaskawa America, Inc
Speaker Bio
David is the EHS Risk Mitigation Manager for Yaskawa America, Inc. He started working for Yaskawa America in 1998 as a trainer in human resources and has since held management roles in quality, production and manufacturing engineering. In 2015, David assumed his current position as EHS Risk Mitigation Manager where he used his knowledge of production methods, training, and quality to reimagine Yaskawa's traditional safety management system. The result was Yaskawa America being named an EHS Today's America’s Safest Companies award in 2017, multiple risk management awards from Yaskawa's WC captive insurance company, workers compensation reductions of nearly 50% and a more engaged safety-mindset workforce. Previously, David served as a Hospital Corpsman in the U.S. Navy and as an EMT.
David Thurwanger