Welcome to COVE: Center of Visual Expertise

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We are delighted to share with you the creation of COVE – the Center of Visual Expertise. In the coming weeks and months, we will share more about how our expertise in Visual Literacy can help transform the performance of your operations.

For now, we hope you will enjoy our website and learning more about Visual Literacy, COVE and this exciting new contribution to the world of safety.

We will share news and developments with you on a regular basis, and please make a date to join us at the National Safety Council Congress October 21-24th in Houston Texas.

Doug Pontsler

Doug is Chairman and Managing Director for COVE, the Center of Visual Expertise. Launched in 2018 by the Toledo Museum of Art, COVE is dedicated to the application of visual literacy for industrial and service applications with an emphasis on safety. In this leadership role he is responsible for all aspects of the enterprise including thought leadership, product development and client satisfaction. Prior to his current role, Doug was the former vice president of operations sustainability and EHS for Owens Corning. He joined Owens Corning in 2002 and held leadership positions including director of corporate services and vice president of global sourcing. Doug also served as a member of the National Safety Council Board of Directors and as the Chairman of the Campbell Institute at the National Safety Council. He is a recipient of NSC’s 2019 Distinguished Service to Safety Award. Follow Doug on LinkedIn


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