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NISA Salutes Past Presidents

 Bob Glenn

Bob served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Industrial Sand Association (NISA) for over 15 years. In 2002, the Industrial Minerals Association (IMA-NA) was formed under Bob’s guidance in collaboration with the leadership of the industrial minerals industry.  Bob served as the first President and CEO of the IMA-NA. In 2010, Bob Glenn founded the Glenn Consulting Group, which specializes in occupational lung diseases and the health effects of mineral dust exposures.  He also continues to serve as a consulting scientist in the Washington office of Crowell & Moring, which he joined in 2004.  As a consulting scientist, he provides scientific expertise to the attorneys in the Litigation Group in the areas of product liability and mass toxic tort cases.

 Bob brought extensive knowledge and expertise to NISA and IMA-NA. Bob began his career in the U.S. Army where he served in Vietnam and was later involved in the demilitarization of chemical warfare agents. He holds a B.S. from Clemson University and an MPH from the University of Minnesota.  His professional training is in the field of industrial hygiene, and he holds certification by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene as a Certified Industrial Hygienist.  He has published articles on the dust-related diseases and is often invited to speak at scientific meetings on silicosis prevention.  He has served as an adviser to the World Health Organization and the Pan American Health Organization.  He is a past member of the Editorial Boards of the AIHA Journal and AOEH. Bob provides scientific litigation support as an expert witness in asbestos, silica, and beryllium-related litigation and represents clients in public policy matters before OSHA and MSHA.

 In 1998 he retired as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Public Health Service where he served as Director of the Division of Respiratory Disease Studies of NIOSH.  In this capacity, he directed a staff of physicians, epidemiologists, industrial hygienists, and biological scientists conducting occupational lung disease research.  Bob Glenn has devoted his career to improving the health of workers through scientific research and industry collaboration.