Management Team

Who We Are

The Industrial Safety Training Council is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit training and education organization located in Southeast Texas. With a location in Baytown, Texas and Corporate offices in Nederland, Texas, (just south of Beaumont, Texas) ISTC delivers safety training and site specific job safety orientations to contractors, as well as the employees of 42 local Refining and Chemical plants.

The roots of the organization are firmly entrenched in the highly regulated Petro-chemical and Refining industry. With cutting edge technology ISTC also responds to the challenge of other industries by applying their acquired regulatory and compliance expertise in training. The results are reductions in cost while improving the quality of required training and documentation.

Executive Team

Bobby Tupper

President & CEO

Robert Gates, Col. USMC (RET.)

Rob Gates, Col. USMC (Ret.)

Chief Operating Officer

John Haley

John Haley

Vice President of IT

Katie Celli

Katie Celli

Director of Client & Community Relations

Heather Tesch

Heather Tesch

Director of Accounting

Victoria Baker

Victoria Baker

Director of Special Projects

Carol Hebert

Carol Hebert

Human Resources Manager

John Durkay

John Durkay

General Counsel

Amber Riedmuller

Amber Riedmueller

Executive Assistant

Board of Directors

Robert Royal


Triple S Industrial

Ryan Skinner

Vice Chairman

Golden Triangle Polymers

Chris Tyson



Russell Richard



Kris Pavia

Officer at Large

Trinity Industrial Services, LLC.

Mike Bennett

Officer at Large

Richard Construction

Kristina Estrello

Officer at Large

Signature Group

Corbin Smith


Mike Roebuck Jr.

Echo Maintenance, Inc.

Craig Lemons

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company

Brian Yates

Energy Transfer

Cary Campbell

Insulations Incorporated

Eric Roberts

Motiva Enterprises

Joel Kohler

Enterprise Baytown

Le Short

Mason Construction

Rex Simmons


JT Autrey


Tad Terrell