Our Team

Expert Witness Asbestos Industrial HygieneJerome Spear, CSP, CIH

Jerome is President of J.E. Spear Consulting, LP and has over 26 years of experience helping organizations prevent injuries and illnesses, control losses, and achieve regulatory compliance. He is both a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH). Jerome held the positions of Technical Services Manager for XL Specialty Risk Consulting (a division of XL Specialty Insurance Company) and Corporate Industrial Hygiene Manager for Chicago Bridge and Iron Company, a worldwide steel fabricator and construction company.

He has a BS degree in industrial engineering (with a specialty in systems safety engineering) from Texas A&M University and a MBA from Sam Houston State University. He is also an adjunct instructor for Texas A&M University, School of Rural Public Health.

Jerome is regularly retained as an expert witness on asbestos, industrial hygiene, personal injury, and OSHA matters.

In March of 2017, the AIHA Board of Directors approved Jerome’s nomination as an AIHA Fellow. The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), the AIHA Nominating and Awards Committee, and the AIHA Board of Directors all agreed that he is deserving of this high recognition. Only five percent of the AIHA membership can qualify for the Fellow Award, which is given to those individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of industrial hygiene.

Jeremy Lancaster

Jeremy J. Lancaster, CSP
Vice President/ Managing Partner
Spear & Lancaster, LLC

As Vice President of Spear & Lancaster, I provide consultations for companies looking to improve process safety or efficiently implement safety improvement plans. I have over 27 years of working for better safety management, process safety, and incident prevention in a wide range of applications. In my previous experience, I was responsible for leading safety, process safety, and manufacturing production organizations in performance improvement initiatives across chemical, refining, major projects, commissioning/startups, and turnarounds. I’ve worked and lived in many locations inside and outside the United States, including domestic facilities/plants, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, UAE, and North Africa driving organizational improvements.

During my time at Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, I led several safety improvement and program implementation efforts, driving several key success metrics throughout the global enterprise. Prior to joining Chevron Phillips Chemical Company (then known as Phillips Chemical Company) in 2001, I worked for Chicago Bridge & Iron Co., where I met Jerome Spear. After 25 years of friendship, I started working with Jerome at Spear & Lancaster, LLC, where we provide expert safety, process safety, and industrial hygiene (IH) services for companies to protect their people and improve profitability.

I am married to my beautiful, supportive wife, Leticia, and have two wonderful boys, Cody, and Devin. We enjoy spending our time traveling, being with family, being involved with the boy’s baseball, basketball, and soccer events, and are active members of the Church of Christ.

I’m looking forward to connecting!

2016-Shelley BrewerShelley Brewer, CSP, DrPH

Shelley has over twenty (23) years of HSE experience in the oil/gas, petrochemical and construction industries. She has worked as a Corporate Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) Director with CB&I, a Senior Loss Control Consultant with both ChemPlan, Inc. and XL Environmental. She has extensive experience in the development, implementation and management of ISO- and OHSA-certified HSE systems. Shehas provided compliance auditing, permitting assistance and HSE training for numerous fixed facilities and large projects worldwide.

Shelley has a doctorate in public health from The University of Texas–Houston specializing in Occupational Injury and Illness Prevention as well as a MS degree in environmental management and a BS in safety management. She is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), a Registered Environmental Professional,a Field Safety Loss Control Representative (Texas and Arkansas), and has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Michael Garner

Michael has more than 16 years of experience in construction-related fields and more than 15 years of experience in the asbestos industry. He has participated in hundreds of asbestos surveys and/or abatement projects, including projects for British Petroleum, Devon Energy Offshore, Air Liquide, U.S. Department of Defense, the Texas Department of Transportation, the City of Houston, Spectra Energy, Time Warner Communications, Spring Independent School District, AMC Theatres, Habitat for Humanity and Columbus Community Hospital. Michael is an Adjunct Instructor for the Texas A&M University, Texas Engineering Extension (TEEX) EPA Asbestos Model Accreditation Program (MAP) for asbestos inspectors, management planners, supervisors, and air monitoring technicians. Michael also has experience conducting industrial hygiene sampling surveys for various analytes, which include noise, hydrocarbons, paint vapors, hexavalent chromium, welding fumes, metals, manganese, inorganic lead, crystalline silica, asbestos and other fibers, respirable dust, and inhalable particulates.


Georg Marcum

Georg specializes in DOT safety regulations. He was previously the DOT Compliance Manager for United States Environmental Services (USES), which included managing 205 drivers and 600 units spread across 10 states. He also held the position of Corporate Safety Manager for a construction contracting firm and Chief Petty Officer for the U.S. Coast Guard. He served for more than 20 years in the U.S. Coast Guard in various capacities, which included search and rescue and environmental response duties. Currently, George helps companies comply with the federal motor carrier safety regulations. He conducts mock compliance reviews (DOT audits), insurance loss control surveys, and provides DOT-related training.

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Douglas Smith, CSP

Doug has over forty-five (45) years of experience in the mobile crane, rigging and heavy equipment field working in the oil/gas, petrochemical, manufacturing and construction industries.  He is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) B30 Safety Codes and Standards Main Committee.  Doug is a member and past chairman of both the ASME B30.6 Derricks and ASME B30.14 Sideboom Tractor committees.  He also serves as a member of the B30.7 Winches committee and is a contributing member of the ASME B30.26 Rigging Hardware committee.  Doug held the position as Global Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) Education and Training Director for CB&I and was the subject matter expert for mobile cranes, derricks, rigging, overhead cranes, lift trucks and aerial work platforms.  He was also responsible for reviewing and approving critical lift plans in collaboration with CB&I’s Corporate Construction Technology Group.

Mike Randall

Mike Randall, CSP

Mike has over twenty-eight (28) years of experience in the Health Safety and Environmental Field (HSE) field.  Working in the oil/gas, petrochemical, manufacturing, modular fabrication, power, and construction industries.

He is an alloy pipe welder by trade and has earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Technology with a focus in Safety from The University of Texas at Tyler.  Mike is also a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), and a member of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP). 

Being a member of both the ASME B30.18 Stacker Cranes and ASME B30.26 Rigging Hardware committees, Mike has also served as an alternate to the B30 Safety Codes and Standards Main Committee.  Mike held the position as Global Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) Training Manager for CB&I and was the subject matter expert for mobile cranes, derricks, rigging, overhead cranes, lift trucks and aerial work platforms.  He was also responsible for reviewing and approving construction manuals in collaboration with CB&I’s Corporate Construction Technology Group.

Mike also performed quarterly assessments for CB&I at its fabrication and construction sites. This involved development of corrective action plans related to the assessments. His responsibilities included incident investigations and root cause analysis and development of corrective action plans to prevent reoccurrence. He also developed global plans, procedures and policies related to all CB&I business lines.


Gary Moczygemba Gary Moczygemba
Project Manager, Plant Engineering and Maintenance Expert

As a project manager at Spear & Lancaster, I provide expert consultations to clients using my many decades of experience in plant engineering, maintenance management, planning, and supervision for manufacturing plants.

I most recently worked in several glass manufacturing plants where I managed large, cross-functional teams and facilitated maintenance plans, including the implementation of a new Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS). Before that, I served in the U.S. Navy, where I stayed for 11 years in the submarine service and completed the Navy Nuclear Power program. The technical knowledge I gained from the Navy Nuclear Power program, as well as my education in civil engineering and health physics & environmental engineering from Texas A&M University continue to serve me, today. I offer a unique combination of project management experience and technical know-how to assist in plant engineering and maintenance management.

I’m looking forward to connecting in the future and assisting with your maintenance program development, safety management, environmental compliance, and project management.