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Meet The Team

Experienced and Dedicated Staff

CMS has a team of experienced and dedicated specialists who work directly with clients to identify risks and develop customized solutions to address them.  With over 100 years of combined experience in engineering, consulting, management, and human resources, our staff can provide the expertise needed to meet any risk management goals.

Lyle D. Evans

President

Lyle D. Evans earned his Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering from the University of Missouri – Rolla (Missouri University of Science & Technology) in 1988. Lyle has worked in the industry since 1986 in a variety of mining operations including gold dredging, underground lead & zinc mining, and surface & underground coal in Australia, Mexico, United Kingdom and United States.

In 2002, Lyle established Central Mine Services, Inc. to provide risk consulting services for the mining industry. Under Lyle’s leadership, the staff provides risk consulting services to over 250 operations annually for mining, oil & gas and various support industries.

Lyle is a Registered Professional Engineer (State of West Virginia) and a Certified Mine Safety Professional. He is also a member of the International Society of Mine Safety Professionals, Society of Mining Engineers (SME) and Mine Safety Institute of America.  Lyle also maintains Part 46 & Part 48 MSHA-approved instructor certificate for surface and underground mining operations. Lyle is an Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission Approved Professional Safety Source for consulting with identified High Hazard Employers under the State’s Rule 32 Program. Lyle is an approved Field Safety Representative (FSR) in Arkansas under the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission and in Texas under the Texas Department of Insurance.

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Robert Jameson

Vice President

Robert Jameson has served as Vice President of Central Mine Services, Inc. since 2008 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Tennessee Technological University.  Robert conducts Risk Consulting services for surface and underground metal and non-metal mines, surface and underground coal mines, and manufacturing/support operations.

 

Robert has worked in a variety of positions which has allowed him to develop a unique, systematic approach to effective occupational safety and wellness. Robert worked as Director of McDowell Wellness Center at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, as Loss Control Manager for Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance (KEMI), as Manufacturing Manager for Matsushita Appliance Company and as an industrial process engineer for Whirlpool Corp. and Burlington Industries.

 

Robert also trains on a variety of safety, leadership and team building topics utilizing experiential learning activities. Robert has presented at national conferences in the past such as the 2016 Society of Mining Engineers (SME) and will be presenting at the 2017 SME conference and 2017 American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) conference. 

Robert is a MSHA-approved instructor for Part 46 surface and underground mining operations & Part 48 surface mining operations. He is also an Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission Approved Professional Safety Source for consulting with identified High Hazard Employers under the State’s Rule 32 Program. Robert is an approved Field Safety Representative (FSR) in Arkansas under the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission and in Texas under the Texas Department of Insurance.

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Scott Ratliff

Senior Engineer

Scott Ratliff has been working with CMS, Inc. since March 2014 and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Kentucky.  Scott conducts Risk Consulting surveys for mining accounts including surface and underground for the coal and metal/non-metal industries. He also provides Risk Consulting services for companies who support the mining and oil & gas industries such as manufacturing, contract labor and service providers. Scott also conducts training for clients and will be presenting at the 2017 Society of Mining Engineers (SME) conference and 2017 American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) conference.  Scott is an Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission Approved Professional Safety Source for consulting with identified High Hazard Employers under the State’s Rule 32 program.

 

Scott began in career in the mining industry in 2007 where he started as an engineering intern and has worked for several coal mining companies at various positions.  Scott is a Registered Professional Engineer in Kentucky and Part 48 MSHA-approved instructor for surface and underground mining operations. Scott is an approved Field Safety Representative (FSR) in Arkansas under the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission and in Texas under the Texas Department of Insurance.

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Debbie Wagner

Business Operations Manager

Debbie Wagner has spent most of her professional career working in the field of Human Resources.  After working as the Human Resources Manager for a national manufacturing operation, Debbie spent 15 years working as the Assistant to the Publisher for a central Kentucky newspaper, while also serving as the HR Manager for 4 Kentucky newspapers.

Debbie has been with CMS since February 2010 and is responsible for the day-to-day operations and procedures for the office.

Debbie has been a member of the Kiwanis Club since 2005 and is currently serving her third term as a Board Member. She is responsible for organizing the annual Salvation Army Kettle Bell volunteers, manages numerous fund-raising events, oversees scheduling of speakers for weekly lunch meetings, and is keenly involved with the Club's annual Christmas for Kids project. Kiwanis is a global organization and the Danville Kiwanis Club mission is to serve children in need in the Danville community.

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