Ron Scholtz is currently the Safety Manager for the Energy Technologies Area at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) in Berkeley, CA. He works directly with researchers in the fields of battery technologies, fuel cells, building energy efficiency, and indoor air quality.
Ron originally started out in the semiconductor industry at Signetics in Sunnyvale, CA. He then moved on to Analog Devices, Inc. as the EHS Manager for their Santa Clara and Sunnyvale operations for 21 years. He also worked at Intevac, an equipment manufacturer that specialized in disc drive, solar, and night vision products.
Ron received his BS degree in Biological Sciences from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. He has a MS degree in Environmental Management from the University of San Francisco.
Ron is a member of the Semiconductor Environmental Health and Safety Association (SESHA) where he was elected to Fellow status within the organization. He is a past member of the SESHA Board of Directors and past SESHA Academic Committee Chair. Ron is also a past chapter president of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Greater San Jose Chapter. Ron is a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM).
Spot: Ron Scholtz - May 11th 2021
For all the extra time spent with researchers to understand their work and help each of us understand what we can do better. Thanks Ron.
Spot: Ron Scholtz - December 17th 2019
For being available around the clock to assist with powering down of ETA's facilities and equipment in a systematic way, and then bringing it back up to full operation without injury or incident during two shutdowns.
Safety Spot: Ron Scholtz - October 20th 2015
For the Recognition and Proper Response to Legacy Radioactive Material
During the chemical clean out of B070-0264, Ron Scholtz found a small vial with a "Caution Radioactive Material" label in a cabinet drawer. The room is not currently authorized for radiological work and was not posted. Ron immediately placed the vial aside and notified the Radiation Protection Group (RPG). He then maintained control over the vial and stayed in the area until RPG arrived.