Our Team

Since 2005, Fisher Improvement Technologies (FIT) has been helping organizations improve the safety, efficiency, effectiveness, and overall productivity of their operations. We provide our clients with the advanced workplace health and safety systems, training and education, and consulting services they need to achieve new heights in human and organizational performance, incident analysis, and procedure excellence. Check out our staff bios to learn more about our experienced team, and get in touch with us today to speak with a knowledgeable staff member about how we can best serve your organization’s needs.


Judy Disney

Senior Consultant

Judy has taught people in the manufacturing field about Human Performance for over eight years. Her skills and experience help her reach people at all levels of an organization, from the worker on the shop floor up to the directors of a business. Judy is retired from Alcoa, where she worked as a front-line supervisor, a department manager, and a plant systems manager. Since joining FIT, she has traveled around the world and taught people from many countries and cultures how to embrace and be passionate about the Science of Human Performance. She teaches worker classes, supervisor classes, manager classes, and advocate/train-the-trainer classes. Judy and her husband reside in Iowa.

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Rick Foote

Senior Consultant

Rick led incident analysis teams in the commercial nuclear power industry for over two decades prior to joining FIT, and has trained Incident Analysts in numerous countries. He was among the first to integrate Human Performance principles into Incident Analysis approaches, and successfully managed the Corrective Action Program for a major corporation. Rick is a co-author of IEEE Standard 1707-2015, Recommended Practice for the Investigation of Events at Nuclear Facilities. Rick, a veteran of the US Navy submarine service, enjoys outdoor activities and resides with his family in Kent, Ohio.

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Stew Dunivan

Associate Consultant

Stew joined the FIT team in the fall of 2015. Although Stew has served in the military, operated a nuclear power plant, worked as a generation dispatcher and controller, worked in the banking industry as a loan officer, worked in ministry as a youth director, and worked in the medical field as an education director for a wellness company, he has been able to see Human Performance at work in each industry. Stew lives in Round Rock, TX with his wife of 30 years, 3 adult children and two granddaughters.

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Matt Schlapfer

Associate Consultant

Matt has spent the last eight years working with global high-risk organizations to improve safety systems and heighten the performance of individuals and organizations. His industry reach includes mining, tunneling, oil and gas, petrochemical, and medical, with site operation experience in more than 25 different countries. Matt is an effective facilitator and coach, excelling in delivering complex content to groups of people at all levels of the organization. The outcome is that it translates into a practically applicable solution that integrates into the day-to-day work flow of the operation. As someone committed to individual and organizational effectiveness, Matt contributes his time consulting with industry regulators such as the International Tunnelling Association. Matt is based in Perth, Western Australia, with a passion for quality education supporting schools and other learning institutions to apply self and team awareness methods. This proudly improves the results for both students and teachers.

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Ian Collins

Associate Consultant

Ian has spent the past 15 years working in high-risk industries, particularly oil & gas, and is passionate about ensuring the safety and health of the people he works with. Having lived across five different continents and facilitated workshops and programs in over 40 countries around the world, Ian is a highly sought-after trainer, coach and facilitator offering a unique insight into how to realize the potential of people, processes and systems. Having come from an operational background, Ian’s main expertise is in the area of Human Performance, and he works with many of the world’s leading organizations operating in high-risk industries to prevent human error and catastrophic events from occurring. He is a regular speaker on the topic at many industry conferences, including the World Congress on Safety and Health at Work, and was also a guest lecturer at the European Centre for Executive Development as part of their Safety and Leadership Culture Program. His publications include ‘The 5 critical mistakes most safety professionals make…and what to do about them’. Ian is Australian by birth and is currently based in Singapore.

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Richard Bolingbroke

Associate Consultant

Richard Bolingbroke has over 40 years of experience in aviation metal technologies and quality management systems and has recently retired from 20 years leading global quality management for TIMET, a world-leading supplier of titanium to a multinational customer base. During this tenure with TIMET, he was the head of the global quality assurance organization, and central to relationships with key OEMs, supporting multimillion-dollar business initiatives. He led the drive for Zero Defects in his organization, as well as the deployment of Human Factors education. His work supported both the aerospace and medical sectors for the company. Before TIMET, Dr. Bolingbroke led technical and quality organizations for both Alcan International Ltd. and Rolls Royce in the United Kingdom. He authored patents on brazing allowances for automotive head exchangers and developed a new alloy for household aluminum products. Dr. Bolingbroke is a metallurgist and materials scientist and holds a Ph.D. in fatigue in aluminum and titanium alloys. He brings proven leadership to quality and technical teams and decades of real-world experience in Human Factors. His skills include quality auditing, quality defects prevention tools such as PFMEA, 8D Problem Solving, Process Control, and Measurement Systems Analysis. He served on the AESQ Human Factors Subject Matter Group and was instrumental in the writing of Reference Manual RM13010 for engine suppliers.

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Eduardo Lan

Associate Consultant

An accomplished organizational consultant and coach, Eduardo has nearly three decades of experience in safety and human and organizational performance, culture transformation, leadership development, and high-performance projects, operations, and teams.

He has worked with many global Fortune 500s and executives throughout the United States, Canada, and Latin America, consulting for a broad range of industries ranging from oil & gas, mining, construction, manufacturing, financial services, and technology. He has designed and led seminars, workshops, coaching sessions and entire programs on personal and organizational transformation for thousands of people.

Some of the clients he has personally worked with include Finning, Southern California Edison, Chrysler, Bimbo, Schneider Electric, Ontario Power Generation, Port of Seattle, LNGC, Boeing, Chevron, Shell, BHP, Fluor, AvalonBay, Jacobs Engineering, USAID, the World Bank, United Nations, among many others.

Eduardo holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business, a Master’s Degree in Organization Development and Change, and is certified in Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Systems. He has extensive training in safety, human and organizational performance, consulting, coaching, integral theory, appreciative inquiry, servant leadership, adaptive leadership, neuroscience, mindfulness, among other disciplines.

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Barry Wallace

Associate Consultant

Barry has worked in industrial environments for many years at both the operations and corporate levels. Responsibilities have included plant operations, training, corrective action and root cause programs, and human error prevention integrations. He has led large scale recovery projects, responsible for schedules, budgets, and safety. Since joining FIT, Barry has taught a range of engaging workshops, including train-the-trainer classes for public utilities, manufacturing facilities, oil exploration fields, and power plants. Barry is a licensed pilot, sailor, and USCG captain - all of which employ the concepts and tools he teaches. Barry and his wife live in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and spend time there spoiling grandchildren.

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