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AEU Announces New Members of Loss Control Advisory Council

Mar 11, 2024

MOBILE, Ala. – The American Equity Underwriters, Inc., (AEU) the leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance for waterfront employers, adds two new members to its Loss Control Advisory Council. AEU is pleased to welcome Jim Bailey, Corporate Safety Director of Enstructure, and Chad Comeaux, Senior VP HSSE/Corporate Services with United Production & Construction, Inc. (UPCS).  

The AEU Loss Control Advisory Council comprises health and safety professionals from the maritime industry who provide insight into waterfront employers' unique safety challenges. Working closely with AEU’s loss control team, they provide input on safety-related services and innovations and advise on industry-wide safety concerns. Members serve voluntarily for a term of two years.

“It is a true privilege to add these two exceptional safety professionals with years of expertise to the AEU Loss Control Advisory Council. Jim and Chad bring a wealth of knowledge to the Council that will prove beneficial to our members and help keep their workers safe,” said AEU Senior Vice President and Director of Loss Control Jimmy Burgin. “We’ve assembled a fantastic group with more than 200 years of combined safety experience. We’re excited about the solutions and recommendations this group will bring to the table.”

2024 AEU Loss Control Advisory Council

  • Jim Bailey, Enstructure
  • Chad Comeaux, United Production & Construction, Inc. / United Contract Labor Services, LLC
  • Ken Creel, Safety Manager - Mare Island Dry Dock, LLC
  • Gary Davis, Director of Safety / Port Security - Peeples Industries, Inc.
  • Doug Hosszu, Vessel Operations Manager - Upper River Services, LLC
  • Tim Kinsella, Senior EHS, Manager, West Coast Field Operations - Manson Construction
  • David Lerma, EHS Manager - Southcoast Welding & Manufacturing
  • Bo Ristic, Vice President, HSEQ - Morrison
  • Cliff Roberts, Vice President, QHSE - Conrad Industries, Inc.
  • Tim Sheppard, Corporate Director of Loss Control - The Cooper Group

About The American Equity Underwriters, Inc.

The American Equity Underwriters, Inc. (AEU), an Amwins company, serves as program administrator for American Longshore Mutual Association Ltd., a group self-insurance fund authorized by the U.S. Department of Labor for waterfront employers in all 50 states under the United States Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. Based in Mobile, Ala., AEU provides best-in-class services including claims handling, loss control, longshore consulting and other support. For more information, call (866) 238-8754 or visit Follow AEU on Facebook and LinkedIn