Tom Ferguson, PG, CHMM, DGSA , President

Tom has nearly 30 years of compliance experience with emphasis on the safe and efficient transportation of dangerous goods.

His extensive background includes:

  • Development and delivery of dangerous goods training programs for all modes.
    • 49 CFR for Ground and Rail transport in the US
    • International Air Transport (ICAO/IATA)
    • International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code
    • ADR for ground transport in the EU and Contracting parties
    • The safe and compliant transport of lithium batteries
  • Serving as Head of Delegation to the UN Subcommittee of Experts (UN SCOE) on the Transport for Dangerous Goods for the Council on Safe Transportation of Hazardous Articles (COSTHA)
  • Serving as the Secretariat for the UN Informal Working Group on Lithium Batteries
  • Elected Member of the IATA Dangerous Goods Board
  • Elected Member of the IATA Dangerous Goods Training Task Force
  • Chairman of the COSTHA Air Carrier Roundtable
  • Participation on the Air Transport Association (ATA) Hazardous Materials Committee
  • Involvement with the National Academies of Sciences Transportation Research Board

Tom holds the following certifications:

  • Professional Geologist (PG)
  • Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM)
  • Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA)

Previously Tom served as the Global Manager, Dangerous Goods Management for Delta Air Lines. Currently he serves as the Administrator and Chief Technical Officer for the International Vessel Operators Dangerous Goods Association (IVODGA) and the Council on the Safe Transportation of Hazardous Articles (COSTHA) as well as the President for Currie Associates.

Tom received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Geology from Georgia State University, and a Master of Science Degree in Coastal Geology and Hydrogeology from the University of South Florida.

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