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What are we blogging about?

The KPA compliance blog includes articles about EHS and HR compliance best practices, new regulations, industry trends and new products- whatever we think will help you attain compliance with state and federal law; reducing your risk of accidents, fines, civil actions, and litigation while saving costs. 

Who are the bloggers?


Patric Timmermans

Patric is Vice President of Marketing at KPA, joining the company in April 2009. He brings to  KPA more than 20 years of enterprise and application software business consulting, product management and product marketing.

Prior to joining KPA, Mr. Timmermans was Senior Director Industry & Product Marketing at Infor, the world's third largest business software company with 70,000 customers and $2.3 billion revenue.. Earlier experiences include Director of Product Marketing, Director of Product Management and Principal Architect at SSA Global and the Baan Company, visiting professor Managerial Planning & Control at Riga Business School in Latvia, Consultant Distribution Logistics at AMT Ireland, Marie Curie Research Fellow at the National University of Ireland, and consultant at Digital Equipment Corporation.

Mr. Timmermans holds a M.Sc. degree in Computer Science and a Doctorate in Industrial Engineering & Management Science.

Kathryn Carlson

Kathryn is Director of Product Marketing for HotlinkHR, joining KPA in August 2009.  Kathryn has over 25 years of experience in human resources management, the past 8 years her focus has been on developing HR software and HR management programs for companies ranging from international corporations to small start-ups.

Prior to joining KPA, Kathryn was a Senior Director of Product Marketing with ADP. With nearly $9 billion in revenues and over 570,000 clients, ADP is one of the world's largest providers of business outsourcing solutions.  ADP is also a leading provider of integrated computing solutions to auto, truck, motorcycle, marine and recreational vehicle dealers throughout the world.   Earlier experiences include Director of Operations for Avert, a leading provider of pre-employment screening services and working as a HR generalist and recruiter in the staffing industry.  Kathryn is a certified HR professional.

Eric Schmitz

Eric  is Vice President of IT and Product Development at KPA,  He  researches and develops changes and additions to KPA's service offerings. He joined the company in 1995 as a field engineer, rising to Manager of KPA's Western region before advancing to his current position.

Prior to joining KPA, Eric worked as a field chemist and project manager for a hazardous waste disposal contractor at military installations across the US. He oversaw a team responsible for the sampling, characterization, and shipment of wastes ranging from surplus rocket fuel to tritium-contaminated Q-tips used to clean nuclear warheads.

Mr. Schmitz earned his B.S. in Environmental Toxicology from the University of California at Davis in California.

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