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B&R Compliance Associates LLC., an EquipNet Company, Appoints Salvatore Calandra as New President

[Pennsylvania, USA] – B&R Compliance Associates LLC. (B&R), an EquipNet Company, announces Salvatore Calandra as new company president. As an experienced leader in the gases industry, Sal Calandra succeeds Bob Yeoman and assumed responsibilities, effective April 2022, while Yeoman will continues with B&R in a support capacity.

With more than 30 years of experience in the fields of logistics, distribution, quality, food safety, and customer relations, Calandra comes to B&R with the ambition to continuously influence corporations on the importance of building safety and quality culture. B&R is confident that Calandra’s leadership skills and industry knowledge make him the right person to cultivate strategic positions in line with the company’s overall growth strategy.

Bob Yeoman, Executive Vice President, shares his enthusiasm about Calandra’s arrival by saying “I am honored that Sal Calandra was the individual selected to succeed me at B&R.” As the previous president, Yeoman will continue to play an integral role for the foreseeable future ensuring a smooth transition and continued best-in-class services at B&R. Yeoman continued by stating “Sal’s expansive industry knowledge, strong work ethic, and personal integrity will ensure B&R Compliance continues to be a key leader and influencer in the gases, food, and beverage industries.”

Calandra is actively involved in leadership roles at the International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT) and Compressed Gases Association (CGA). As a dynamic leader, Sal is ready to undertake this new opportunity and says he is “thrilled and honored for the opportunity to lead such an outstanding group of experts, here at B&R Compliance Associates.”


Robert Frame Joins B&R Compliance as a Process Safety and Risk Management Associate

[Pennsylvania, USA] – B&R Compliance Associates LLC. (B&R), an EquipNet Company, announces the newest addition to the team with Robert “RJ” Frame taking on the role of Process Safety and Risk Management Associate.

RJ offers over 40 years of experience in the gases and chemicals industry, with responsibilities in the areas of Process Safety, Risk Management, Risk-Based Loss Prevention Programs, Assurance and Compliance, and Operations and Transportation. In addition, RJ served over 30-years on CGA Committees and Task Forces as well as 15-years developing and implementing the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care Program.

B&R President, Sal Calandra, states, “We are excited to have RJ joining the B&R team. His range of expertise and experience in this industry will bring unmatched service offerings and knowledge to the company.”

Frame brings several professional certifications to the company, including Hazardous Materials Spec, Emergency Response, Process Safety Auditor, Process / DOT Manager, Risk Management, and many others. RJ reports that he is “eager to start this new role with B&R Compliance” and looks forward to bringing his expertise to their services.


Important Announcement: B&R Expands Operations!

Since 2002 B&R has been committed to delivering our valued customers industry leading compliance programs and services. We have now advanced this commitment even further. We are pleased to announce that B&R Compliance Associates has merged with EquipNet Inc.

Bob Yeoman, Ron Ball and Bob Sutter will remain at the helm continuing to manage operations and actively service customers. In addition, supported by EquipNet’s global resources, financial strength and shared vision, B&R looks forward to providing enhanced cutting edge services and exciting new offerings as we shape our future operations.

So, in a nut shell, what does this mean for B&R customers? Well, same commitment, same associates, providing even more value to our customers! Stay tuned, additional information to follow.

Please do not hesitate to call us with any question. We value your business!


CGA Announces New Certification Program for Gas Industry Personnel and Partnership with B&R Compliance

Caeté Chantilly, Virginia, August 2, 2018The Compressed Gas Association (CGA) has formed a new entity, the CGA Certification Board LLC (CGACB), to offer personnel certification services for industrial and medical gases industry personnel. Initially, the CGACB will offer certification to CGA M-1, Standard for Medical Gas Supply Systems at Health Care Facilities (an American National Standard).

“CGA is an ANSI accredited standard development organization with more than 100 years of experience in setting the standard for industry safety” stated Rich Gottwald, CGA President and CEO. “We are excited to work with the CGACB to offer a certification program that is based on our standards and specifically designed to address the unique considerations and hazards of our industry.”

The certifications evaluations are designed to assess a candidate’s practical knowledge and understanding of applicable regulations, codes, and standards; the evaluations also verify that an applicant’s company standard operating procedures conform to industry standards. CGACB’s certification will provide authorities, customers, and employers confidence that the individuals performing work on critical gas systems have been qualified through an independent assessment of their competencies.

The CGACB has partnered with B&R Compliance Associates, a leading medical gas consulting firm, who has been offering personnel certification programs for more than 15 years. “The combination of B&R’s proven ability to manage and promote certification programs and CGA’s longstanding dedication to industry safety is a winning combination” stated Bob Sutter, B&R’s Vice President and Chief Technical Officer.

CGACB will open registration for the CGA M-1 Certification in September 2018.

Koppal For more information, visit www.cgacb.org, or contact Bob Sutter at bob.sutter@brcompliance.com or (610) 868-7183.


 

Yeoman to be Key Note speaker at the International Beverage Dispensing Equipment Association (IBDEA) Annual Convention

Hille January 2015 – Bethlehem, PA – Bob Yeoman, President & CEO B&R Compliance Associates,  has been selected as the Key Note speaker at the annual convention of the International Beverage Dispensing Equipment Association (IBDEA) in Palm Gardens Florida on March 7, 2015.  Bob will be discussing the Impact on the Beverage Industry of the Food Safety and Modernization Act, which is expected to take effect later this year. For more information on Bob’s presentation, please email bob.yeoman@brcompliance.com


Yeoman a Featured Speaker at International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT) April Annual Meeting

February 2015 – Bethlehem, PA – Bob Yeoman will be one of the featured speakers at the International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT) at their annual meeting in Savannah, GA in April.  Bob will be discussing how independent firms are moving to meet both the coming requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act and evolving customer food safety expectations on their food and beverage gas suppliers.  Mr. Yeoman will also be participating in a panel discussion with the full membership on this topic to answer questions on how independent food and beverage gas firms are meeting the challenge of new food safety requirements. For more information on Bob’s presentation, please email bob.yeoman@brcompliance.com