Dr. Thatcher has 35 years of experience in the Oil and Gas, Metals/Minerals and Chemical industry, with management positions in engineering, operations, human resources, safety, health and environment, as well as training and security.
He has a MS in mechanical engineering, and a Ph.D. in psychology/organizational development
He has had many articles published in the Occupational Hazards Magazine, the VPP Leadership Magazine, IADC driller magazine, and through several organizations such as the National Safety Management Society and the World Safety Organization. He has presented at many seminars, summits, conferences, and association meetings for many years.
He is listed as an expert witness for operational as well as safety, health, environmental, training and security issues in the Oil and Gas industry and the mining, minerals and chemical industry
He is recognized in the Safety, Health, Environmental, Training and Security disciplines as an expert in these fields.
Retired from US Marine Corps with the rank of Colonel after 22 years
He was the president of the National Safety Management Society for two terms, and is on their board of directors. He is closely associated with the World Safety Association, and is listed in the United Nations directory as an expert in the field of safety, health, training and security.
He was the President of Technical Safety and Training Solutions, Incorporated, and consulted in the United States, Europe and South America.
He is also the owner and President of Global Safety Solutions, LLC, headquartered in Talladega, Alabama