PAUL JOHNSON – President
Paul Johnson is President of Reliant Safety Solutions, LLC (RSS). He started his career as an ironworker in California. During that time, he discovered his passion for teaching others and instructed ironworker apprentices. After 16 years in steel erection and training, he relocated to Texas to assume the position of safety manager of a large General Contractor developing OCIP safety procedure to projects. There he designed and implemented a behavioral-based safety program (BBS) for an oil and gas company in Kuwait. He discovered an opportunity to start a new risk management company with an oil and gas engineering firm in Texas. He oversaw new business and developed training with a focus on drilling & exploration personnel.
In 2015, Mr. Johnson left the engineering firm and started Reliant Safety Solutions, LLC (RSS). RSS is the fastest growing safety consultant company that operates in construction and oil & gas. With employees working in Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, and Austin, Reliant Safety Solutions continues to serve the safety needs of our clients across the United States.
As President of RSS, Paul also teaches at Houston Community College, offering training in the latest standards and technology for the safety and oil & gas industry. He also sits on the AGC and Texo safety committee and recently received the Associated General Contractors Ray Lambright Award in 2016 for his dedication to safety by his peers in the industry.
NICK VILLALONA – Operations Manager
Nick Villalona is the Operations Manager for Reliant Safety Solutions, LLC (RSS) and a current Texas Peace Officer (Police Officer). Over the last 25 years, Nick has trained 1000s of students in personal safety and developed a wide range of skill sets in both the private security, public Law Enforcement field, and private business sector.
Through Nick’s experience as a Criminal Investigator and in conducting complex criminal investigations, loss prevention, training in active shooter threat assessment, and general threat assessment. He brings attention for details and the ability to read and recognize developing situations and apply the attention needed to safely resolve the situation while maximizing worker safety, at a minimal cost.
JOE JOWERS – Director of Film & Photography
Joe Jowers is a producer, director, director of photography and an instructor with over 25 years of experience in film and video production. His work spans documentary, dramatic fiction, reality TV and corporate work. Joe has worked on documentaries and corporate projects in Egypt, Kuwait, Ghana, Haiti, Panamá, Jamaica, Canada and the U.S. His clients have included Good Morning America, HBO Sports, The NBA and WNBA, The Weather Channel, Inside Edition, Ciba Vision, and Arby’s. He has also shot for the reality shows, Being Bobby Brown, Monica Still Standing, Bring Home Baby and Toddlers and Tiaras.
Joe has a background in industrial, training, and safety films. He first teamed with RSS to create an infographic safety and orientation film for MSD in Spanish and English. He is currently producing safety orientation videos for our team and clients.
Joe obtained his Master of Fine Arts in documentary film from Wake Forest University in 2015 and is now teaching a class in Media Analysis at North Carolina A&T State University.
MARK L. BOWEN – Senior Safety Consultant
Mark is a Senior Safety Consultant with experience in construction and oil and gas operations. Proven ability to analyze an organization’s critical business requirements, identify deficiencies and potentially hazardous situations. Developed innovative and cost-effective solutions for enhancing safety performance within a company’s operation. Strong technical background managing safety-related operations for commercial projects and oil and gas operations. Experienced and very knowledgeable with OCIP/CCIP projects.
Mark presently is a project manager overseeing projects in San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas.
BRENDA GUZMAN – Office Manager
Brenda Guzman is the Office Manager for Reliant Safety Solutions. She comes from a medical background and has over 12 years of experience in the field with 8 of those years specific to cardiology. She decided she would much rather help people before an accident rather than after, so she chose to come on board and join the Reliant Safety team.
Now, she’s a great asset to our medical staffing side and plays a major role in all day to day office duties. Brenda’s primary role is HR, payroll, and accounts payable/receivable. Essentially, without Brenda making sure that the office is running smoothly, we would not be the same and we thank her for it.
ABOUT THE STAFF
Our team is experienced in all project-oriented environments including outages, shutdowns, turnarounds, new construction, expansions, additions, pipeline, Oil & Gas, Rigs, Owner Controlled Insurance Programs (OCIP) and large scale construction and industrial projects. Our staff has multiple certifications in the Safety Industry CST, CSST, CSHO, CSP, NCCER, and CSP; just to list a few.