Craig Ellis is the owner and principal of Giarc Consulting.  He has over 40 years of professional technical and safety consulting experience in many diverse domestic and international industries.

Craig has a degree in Civil Engineering from Tennessee Tech University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Regis University.    He is also a Professional Engineer in North Carolina, Certified Safety Professional, and an OSHA Authorized Trainer – Construction.

His affiliations include the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP); Member of NC Chapter of ASSP; Former chairperson of industry group, Southeastern Electric Exchange, Accident Prevention Section, Atlanta, GA and Former national industry committee member – Edison Electric Institute Recordkeeping Committee, Washington DC.

Craig has authored numerous publications in professional technical proceedings, technical magazines and with governmental agencies.

His path to becoming a safety professional began when he was performing environmental impact analyses in his first job as a civil engineer doing civil designs for transmission line location projects.  From that role he migrated to industrial safety for industrial operations.  Those experiences led him to other roles and positions that drew upon his technical background.  His roles have ranged from being a technical expert, project and program management and safety management.

Being a safety professional has been a rewarding career and he encourages other professionals to be open to the many opportunities that a technical background affords them.