Associate Consultant

With nearly 25 years of experience in the field of risk management, Jon has served as an international lecturer, technical consultant and expert witness on such subjects as: accident investigation, hazardous materials management, occupational ergonomics, products liability, safety, security liability, risk management and related issues. Jon has worked extensively in the manufacturing, distribution, construction, and insurance industries as well as having served as the Assistant Safety Director at Stanford University. As a former Naval Engineering Officer, Jon has also had significant experience with diverse and complex engineering systems. 

Jon has provided safety, health and loss control services to hundreds of domestic and foreign organizations.  Activities ranged from complex hazard analyses to overseeing corporate risk management programs.  Significant experience includes: complex accident investigation, construction safety, contingency planning, electrical safety, emergency response, ergonomics, fire protection, hazardous materials management, industrial hygiene, legal aspects of safety, machine guarding, plans review, products liability, regulatory compliance, risk management, safety management, safety training, security, systems safety, and toxicology.

Jon earned an M.S. degree from the University of Southern California (1980), specializing in safety, and a B.A. from the University of Minnesota (1970), specializing in human behavior and ergonomics.  He also has a certification in Naval Engineering and Damage Control from the U. S. Naval Engineering School (D.A.T.C., 1971) and his Ph.D. in Risk Management in 1999.

Professional Accreditation:  American Society of Safety Engineers; Certified Safety Professional; Certified Occupational Health and Safety Technologist; Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, Certified Health Care Safety Professional; Certified Product Safety Manager, Certified Hazard Control Manager, Certified Professional Ergonomist and California Registered Environmental Assessor.

In addition, Jon has prepared and conducted European lecture tours on various safety and loss control subjects; holds patents on hazard control concepts and safety mechanisms.  He is a California Licensed Private Investigator.  

Jon's direct number is 650-743-0115




Praetorian Protective Services LLC



8 Estabueno Drive

Orinda, CA 94563

(925) 376-7169