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John Anderson
Senior Staff Member

“The seamless integration of business systems is a key element of building a high-performing organizational culture.”

My professional work focuses on developing custom hardware and software configurations that increase the effectiveness of day-to-day operations. Over time, IT systems, spreadsheets, business processes, documentation, and training become fragmented, disconnected and squander enormous amounts of time, energy, and resources. These overly complex systems can frustrate and undermine business performance and create an Invisible Bureaucracy™ of barriers between work-groups and functional units. The Institute’s goal is to create high-performing cultures by focusing on both the “hard” technical side of business systems integration, and the “soft” cultural side, using a simple three-step process of: a) identifying all business systems and evaluating their current level of performance, b) reconfiguring and seamlessly integrating them on an enterprise-wide platform, and c) migrating them back to autopilot operations that produce the desired results.

John’s Background and Expertise

John is a Senior Consultant with the Breckenridge Institute and an electrical engineer with over 30 years experience in circuit, software, and systems design. He has managed the design, production, and installation of large scale data acquisition and display systems and is an expert programmer in languages such as HTML, XML, JavaScript, Pearl, PHP, ASP, and SQL. John has also been the Manager of the Environment, Safety, and Health (ES&H) Department in the Accelerator Division at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) since 2001 where he is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day technical and operational challenges of a high-energy physics accelerator research organization. He is the Accelerator Division Senior Safety Officer and serves as the Chair of the Fermilab Safety Assessment Document Review Subcommittee, as well as being a member of the Fermilab Environment Safety & Health Committee, Fermilab Radiation Shielding Review Subcommittee, Fermilab Electrical Safety Subcommittee, Fermilab Subcontractor Safety Subcommittee, Fermilab Injury and Illness Prevention Subcommittee, Fermilab Senior Safety Officer Subcommittee, and a member of numerous Ad-Hoc committees that review high-energy physics experiments, perform incident investigations, develop audit corrective actions, and design and deliver ES&H training programs across the Fermilab organization. John has a strong track record of team leadership, motivating personnel, creative thinking, effective management and communications, strong problem-solving abilities, and an understanding the complexities of creating and sustaining a safe culture in a research environment. He has a BSEE degree from the Midwest College of Engineering, is a certified Human Performance Improvement (HPI) practitioner, holds a Certificate in Safety Management, and is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, the Health Physics Society, and the Instrument Society of America.


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