Transportation & Response Symposium

Speakers List

José N. Guillén

COSCO Shipping Lines

(North America) Inc.

Sr. Manager

Dangerous Goods Department

Knowledgeable, up and coming leader in a Global Hazmat transportation companies management and operational procedures. After extensive work with freight forwarders and several years with NRS Group (Interflow) he later joined COSCO SHIPPING, where he quickly raised within the ranks and in less than 5 years became the leader of its DG program across the US and Canada. He is accredited with the exponential growth of the Global Fortune 500 Company’s DG program in the US and represents them in the global research for more innovative ways to address the increasing concerns of misinformation and clarity when it comes to the sharing of DG information. In addition to his work with COSCO he is also a board member of respected industry associations like IVODGA (International Vessel Operators Dangerous Goods Association), where he amongst his peers discuss and write proposals on UN regulations affecting the industry as a whole.

Tyler Parker
Union Pacific Railroad
Hazardous Materials Manager

Tyler Parker manages hazardous materials and environmental incident prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery for the Houston area.  Tyler joined Union Pacific Railroad in2015. His education consists of numerous certification related to hazardous materials, and environmental response, including the DOD Fire Service. Tyler also has an A.S. in Emergency Management from the U.S.A.F. and a B.S. in Human Resource Development from Southwestern College. Tyler's pre-railroad experience includes three years as Environmental Technician at iSi Environmental and six years at the Kansas Air National Guard in Emergency Management. In his spare time he enjoys taking his children fishing, camping, and four-wheeling. He also spends time riding his motorcycle.

In Mr. Elkins current position as Manager of Hazardous Materials Compliance with the Bureau of Explosives' / AAR, and in his previous experience in law enforcement, having served 27 years as a Special Operations Police Officer with the Metro Nashville, Tennessee Police Department, he has seen first-hand how First Responders rush toward incidents that most others are running from. Andy strongly support programs that provide information that keep these responders, and the communities they serve, safe.

Andy Elkins

Bureau of Explosives / AAR

Manager of Hazmat Compliance

Pablo Nangles is the Operations Director of OURAY-IFSEC Panama and OURAY’s lead manager in the Latin American Market.  Pablo is a Peruvian chemical engineer with 19 years of experience in Hazmat, Safety and Emergency Response, leading multinational teams for Odfjell, Vopak, and Sandvik.  Pablo has formal training by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Netherlands, Finland, Czech Republic, Brazil, Chile and Switzerland and he holds a NEBOSH International Oil and Gas Technical Safety Certificate (UK-Singapore); Pro-board Certified by TEEX – USA among other certifications. He is Volunteer Firefighter Captain, serving his community for more than 22 years, participating in Hazmat Emergency Responses, Incident Command and Planning, and Fire Investigation, Hazmat and Safety Training.

Pablo F. Nangles, MBA


Operations Director Panama

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