BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 29, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property & casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Charles "Chuck" Simpson, CSP has joined EPIC's Birmingham-based National Energy Construction Practice as a Senior Risk Control Consultant. This specialty practice group serves large, complex construction, energy and distribution companies across the country.
Simpson has experience in the sulfur operations, pipeline, fabrication, oil & gas drilling, vessel operations, manufacturing, and food processing industries. He is a certified safety professional (CSP) and a widely recognized expert on Contractor Safety Management, OSHA Recordkeeping and Hydrogen Sulfide Safety.
Birmingham managing principal Crawford McInnis noted, "Chuck is a respected HSE professional with more than 30 years of experience assisting companies with the implementation of risk management systems in a variety of industries, which allows us to deliver even greater value to our clients. We couldn't be more excited to have Chuck join what we are building in EPIC's Birmingham operations and across the country."
"The Birmingham team strengthens EPIC's national platform serving contractors, energy companies and oil and gas distribution contractors," said Derek Thomas, EPIC Chief Strategy Officer and co-leader of EPIC's Specialty Practices and Program Group. "Our clients will benefit significantly from Chuck's extensive experience working on both on- and off-shore projects in the United States, Mexico, Canada, South America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East," he added.
Simpson has presented lectures at the ASSE Safety Professional Development Conference & Exposition, OSHA Oil & Gas Safety Conference, the International Conference on Offshore Safety, the Gulf Coast Safety and Training Group, and Sulphur Institute's Sulphur World Symposium in the United Arab Emirates.
Simpson is an active participant in the American Society of Safety Engineers, Gulf Coast Safety Training Group and serves as Chairman for the ANSI Z390 Hydrogen Sulfide Training Committee.
He earned his bachelor's degree in international studies from the University of South Alabama.
Chuck Simpson can be reached at:
Headquartered in San Francisco, EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants has nationwide presence with a depth of industry expertise across key lines of insurance, including commercial property and casualty, employee benefits, unique specialty program insurance, and private client services. Since its founding in 2007, EPIC has grown revenue from $12 million to an estimated run rate of $200 million through both organic growth and strategic acquisitions, and remains a fixture on the insurance industry's "Best Places to Work" lists. Its strategic partners include private equity firm The Carlyle Group.
To learn more, visit http://www.epicbrokers.com/.
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