Richard Bornhorst joins FACTOR as Senior Consultant

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Growing its risk management and regulatory consulting expertise, FACTOR hires Bornhorst, former Division Manager at FAA

“We are very excited to have Mr. Bornhorst join the FACTOR team to expand our regulatory compliance and risk management offerings.” - John Minor, President & CEO

FACTOR, INC., a leader in solving challenging risk management problems, announced the addition of Mr. Richard Bornhorst as a Senior Consultant to its growing team of specialized professionals.

"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work directly with the transportation industry on innovative solutions for managing risk as part of the FACTOR Team," Bornhorst said. "There is a growing expectation that industry will take the necessary steps to independently manage risk, continuously improve safety practices and culture, and evolve beyond minimum levels of regulatory compliance. FACTOR is a forward-thinking, practice-leading group of experts that can help industry take these important steps toward a safer and more efficient transportation system." Mr. Bornhorst was most recently Manager of the Hazmat Safety Risk Management and Policy Division in the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, where he made significant contributions by introducing new techniques and automation for prioritizing inspection and investigation activities based on risk and developing new strategies for integrating Safety Risk Management (SRM) into existing work processes. Prior roles at the FAA and in the U.S. Coast Guard’s Hazardous Materials Division included directing the development of U.S. positions and technical papers on safe transportation of hazmat for the International Civil Aviation Organization, International Maritime Organization, and the U.N. Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods.

“We are very excited to have Mr. Bornhorst join the FACTOR team to expand our regulatory compliance and risk management offerings,” said John Minor, President & CEO. “Mr. Bornhorst’s specialized expertise in multiple transportation modes and the government sector enables him to deliver advanced insights and solutions to our clients.”

Mr. Bornhorst serves as the Chairman of the Standing Committee on Hazardous Materials Transportation of the National Academies’ Transportation Research Board and previously held numerous leadership roles with the Committee. Mr. Bornhorst earned his M.S. degree in Systems Engineering from George Mason University and his B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Ohio University.

For more information, please contact Mark Lepofsky at 615-321-4848, email info(at)EssentialFactor(dot)com or visit the FACTOR website at

FACTOR, INC. is a specialized firm that delivers essential expertise to its clients enabling them to better manage the risks inherent in their operations. FACTOR applies advanced methodologies, technology, and data analysis to support risk-based decision-making and ensures safe operations for our clients. Formerly named Visual Risk Technologies, FACTOR has been solving challenging risk management problems in the transportation, energy, chemical, and public sectors since 1997.

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