SOURCE: O'Brien's Response Management

O'Brien's Response Management

May 24, 2011 15:38 ET

US Coast Guard Response Leader to Join O'Brien's Response Management

SLIDELL, LA--(Marketwire - May 24, 2011) - O'Brien's Response Management is pleased to announce that Captain Ed Stanton, United States Coast Guard, will join O'Brien's as Executive Vice President, Response Services on July 18, 2011, following his retirement from the Coast Guard.

Stanton comes to O'Brien's after 36 years on active duty in the Coast Guard. During his long career he specialized in emergency management, oil spills and hazardous materials releases and is one of the most experienced and qualified Incident Commanders in the Coast Guard. Stanton's most recent assignment was Sector Commander and Federal On-Scene Coordinator in New Orleans, where he also acted as the Incident Commander (IC) in Houma, LA for the BP Deepwater Horizon response. Stanton also served as Chief, Response Division, District 8, with responsibility as Co-Chair for Regional Response Teams 6, 7 and 8; Executive Officer, Atlantic Area Strike Team; Commanding Officer, Gulf Strike Team; and Chief of the Office of Response at Coast Guard headquarters, which included assignment as Vice Chair of the National Response Team. His other major response experience included IC (ESF 3, 10) for Hurricane Katrina; Deputy IC (ESF 10) for the Space Shuttle Columbia crash; Deputy IC during the anthrax release in Boca Raton, FL; Deputy IC and Ops Section Chief for the MORRIS J. BERMAN spill response in Puerto Rico; IC for the response to the Galapagos Island spill; and numerous other oil spills.

"We are extremely pleased to have someone of Captain Ed Stanton's tremendous experience and stature in the response field join O'Brien's and we look forward to making his nationally recognized professional expertise available for the benefit of our clients," said Tim Perkins, CEO of O'Brien's Response Management. "People with Captain Stanton's experience and leadership skills are quite uncommon, and as we move forward into the post-BP Deepwater Horizon era, Captain Stanton will be instrumental in leading the way for the response industry as new regulations, processes and technology will, without doubt, be deployed," Perkins added.

O'Brien's Response Management is a leading provider of crisis and emergency response services that helps clients achieve maximum resiliency by enabling them to Prepare, Respond, Communicate and Recover.

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