Mr. Perkinson graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Fire Protection & Safety Engineering Technology. He worked for 15 years in increasingly responsible safety and management capacities for three Fortune 500 companies. He then took his skills to the consulting field where he spent 17 years working for international safety & health consulting firms. He began work for Saudi Aramco in 2008 as a consultant for Bureau Veritas, helping Upstream implement an overall safety strategy and Behavior-Based Safety. After working for 1 ½ years as a consultant, he came on board as an employee for Saudi Aramco, leading the Upstream Health and Safety team for 7 years and now serving as a senior health & safety SME. His current focus includes facilitating major incident investigations, managing the Upstream investigation and root cause analysis training and certification program, and overseeing quality assurance on all significant Upstream investigations.