For Foremen Only is a program focusing on communication, leadership and management skills for field managers. The roofing industry is filled with foremen and superintendents who are incredibly adept at expertly installing roof systems and who were promoted because of that expertise. Unfortunately, these individuals often do not possess equal levels of leadership, communication and management skills needed to effectively run their crews. This program introduces the concept that managing, leading and communicating are tools needed to be a truly successful middle manager. It also uses interactive exercises to practice using these new "tools" to become effective crew leaders.
After participating in this course, participants should be able to:
Damian Palacios, director of safety and employee development Competition Roofing
Damian is the director of safety and employee development for Competition Roofing in Houston. At a young age, after school hours and during the summer months, Damian worked different jobs, including as a car mechanic, carpenter, butcher and welder/fitter helper. At the age of 18, he obtained his welder certification and began his career as a confined space rescue team member. At the age of 21, Damian joined the United States Navy where he spent eight years on active duty during which he was trained in various types of aviation equipment and became a helicopter mechanic. He also attended The United States Marine Corps Cadre Auxiliary Security Force Protection school to become a military police officer at NAS Corpus Christi. He has traveled around the world, including to Russia, India and Thailand.
As a veteran, he attended San Jacinto College in Pasadena, Texas, for occupational health and safety and currently is an Occupational Safety and Health Administration outreach instructor and a University of Texas Arlington-authorized competent person safety trainer. One of the projects that has affected his career is the management of multiple contractors in various trades for Gilbane Co. at ExxonMobil.
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