SESHA Fellow and Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Brian Sherin


Brian Sherin has been a member of SESHA and active in high technology and R&D industries since 1986. He served on the SESHA Board of Directors from 2003 to 2009 as the Association's Treasurer.

Brian received his Bachelor of Sciences Degree from the University of California at Davis and his Master of Arts Degree in Biological Sciences/Toxicology from San Jose State University. He started his environmental and safety career with a small chemical manufacturer, and then General Instruments Optoelectronics, in Palo Alto, CA. Brian then joined Hewlett Packard's Components Group, where, with colleague and SESHA Fellow Andy McIntyre, did significant early work on gallium arsenide safety. In 1990, he and Andy formed Environmental & Occupational Risk Management (EORM) which became the premier technical ES&H firm in the industry, and ultimately the training ground for hundreds of ESH professionals.

Some of his specific industry accomplishments included being a member of the SEMI S2 Semiconductor Equipment Product Safety Committee, developing and implementing semiconductor equipment installation safety processes that were used extensively in the industry, and researching the effects of earthquakes on semiconductor facilities and equipment. In 2001, Brian spun-off ESHconnect, Inc. from EORM, which became one of the first producers of eLearning and product sustainability information applications for high technology industries. In 2006, Brian joined the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, a Department of Energy National Laboratory operated by Stanford University, as the Deputy Director, and later, Director of ES&H. In 2017, Brian was appointed as Deputy Director for Operations, and serves as the Chief Operating Officer for the Laboratory, overseeing all operations support for this leading scientific laboratory.

Brian was also a lecturer in the Environmental Studies Department at San Jose State University from 1998 to 2007, instructing courses in EHS and sustainability. In his "spare" time, he was a volunteer firefighter in Santa Cruz County for 17 years, and still serves as a Safety Officer with the US National Disaster Medical System's California Task Force 6. In this capacity, he deployed for major disaster medical support operations in Haiti immediately after the devastating 2010 earthquake and 2017 Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Brian is married to Liana Felix, and has two sons, Noah and Nathaniel.