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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Eric Evans

Senior Engineer

Eric Evans has been working with CMS, Inc. since February 2019 and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kentucky.  Eric conducts Risk Consulting surveys for mining and oil & gas 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. Eric also conducts training for clients and is working on new business development and Innovation opportunities.

 

Eric began in career in the manufacturing industry in 2015 where he started as a Manufacture Quality Engineer with Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky and worked a Lead in Unusual Noise Customer Satisfaction, New Model Launch Chronic Problem Team, and Machine Vision Program Lead.

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