Patricia (Pat) Biter

Pat is a 23-year manufacturing health and safety professional who began her career at General Motors as an education and training coordinator then advancing to senior industrial engineer. In 1991, she then moved to Nissan leading in several different capacities over the last 20 years as Safety Engineer, Manager-Medical Management, Manager of Safety for Manufacturing, and finally Manager of Safety for Non-Manufacturing and Compliance.

 
Most recent duties included the development and deployment of comprehensive safety and health program for 50 non-manufacturing sites in the US. Audits indicate an over 300% improvement in compliance and an incident rate reduction of 67%. Deployed a key strain/sprain reduction program, which resulted in a 75% reduction in associated incidents within two years, and has been sustainable for over five years. During her leadership as a Manager of Safety for manufacturing sites, Pat was responsible for the development and deployment of the day-to-day safety and health initiatives for over 10,000 employees, as well as new model planning and equipment buy-off installation. Due to her experience as Manager – Medical Management while at Nissan, she recently assisted a large international manufacturing client with strategy alignment, analysis, and reporting to reduce and manage risk for employees. She continues to provide Harbor’s clients with a breadth of knowledge in developing and refining safety protocol and ergonomic workplaces.

 
Pat has a Masters in Management Administration and Bachelor’s of Science in Industrial Management and is also an OSHA Authorized General Industry Trainer. She and her husband reside in Murfreesboro, TN.