David L. (Dave) Wacker
Dave’s 35 year career with Conoco and ConocoPhillips included extensive experience in all facets of upstream oil and natural gas industry engineering, operations, business unit leadership, and Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) management. His assignments included both onshore and offshore locations in the Lower 48 region of the USA. Dave held positions as HSE Manager for E&P Americas which included operations in Canada, USA, and Venezuela; Division Manager; Engineering Manager; and Operations Manager.
He understands technical, operations, and leadership requirements to design and implement an effective EHS management system (MS). Dave has actively participated in the development of corporate and business visions and strategies and the generation of tactics to support implementation. He has initiated E&P industry EHS benchmarking processes, led the development and implementation of the first EHS MS in Conoco’s mid-continent region, and was the EHS Manager responsible for developing one consistent HSE MS across Conoco E&P Americas.
Dave led re-structuring and right-sizing HSE and business unit organizations on numerous occasions. Throughout his career, he has been actively involved in both HSE compliance and MS auditing programs. Dave’s recent consulting experience includes instructing and leading seminars in the area of safety management and operational excellence and analyzing client’s safety and operational excellence systems.
Dave is a registered Professional Engineer and holds a Professional Degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.