Under his vision and leadership, Dakota Software has become an industry leader for environmental management software. Known as an industry expert on the structure and role of environmental, health and safety (EHS) programs, Mr. Shiverick has written and made numerous presentations on the subject. Specifically, he has presented on the role of technology at the American Society for Quality Control, the American Society of Safety Engineers, and The Auditing Roundtable.
Mr. Shiverick was awarded the Extraordinary Service Award from The Auditing Roundtable, a professional organization dedicated to the development and professional practice of environmental, health, and safety auditing. He values his long standing interest in environmental issues and has been closely associated with the Student Conservation Association, a nationwide force of high school and college-age volunteers who are committed to protecting and preserving the environment.
Mr. Shiverick received a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Amos Tuck School of Dartmouth College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Geology from Bucknell University.
Vice President of Development
Mr. Walter is responsible for leading the development team, driving the development process, and overseeing product management and strategy across all applications in the organization. Prior to Dakota, Mr. Walter worked at Rosetta and Progressive Insurance where he held various positions in the development process from programming, information architecture, product management, and Technical Director.
He is an expert in designing and developing creative business solutions using industry standards and best practices. Mr. Walter holds a Bachelors in Business Administration, Management Information Systems, from Bowling Green State University.
Director of Sales
Since joining Dakota Software in 2005 as an Account Executive, Mr. Cross has assisted global clients like BASF, Sherwin Williams, and Monsanto with their environmental, health and safety (EHS) management programs. Utilizing his knowledge of data management systems and EHS management needs, he now leads Dakota's Sales and Account Management teams as the Director of Sales.
Mr. Cross holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing & Management from Baldwin-Wallace College.
Director of Compliance Services
Dr. Cole leads Dakota's Compliance Services Team of EHS professionals providing tactical project management and client system configuration including delivery of full implementation services to Dakota Software clients. She has more than 30 years of onsite industry experience in the Environmental, Health and Safety compliance and auditing fields, as well as 18 years of database administration experience with Dakota’s products.
Prior to joining Dakota, Dr. Cole held positions in the regulatory arena and in industry with global responsibility. Dr. Cole holds two Master’s Degrees in Chemistry and Environmental Engineering respectively, and a PhD in Environmental Engineering from Texas A&M University. She also holds QEP, CPEA, CVI and Six Sigma Transactional Green Belt certifications.
Director of Professional Services
Arthur Lewis serves as the Manager of Professional Services for Dakota Software. His responsibilities include leading, managing and being accountable for several teams including Technical Services, Project Management, Regulatory, and Compliance Services. Arthur is also the Manager of the Project Management team.
Prior to joining Dakota Software in 2016, Arthur worked as Director of Customer Experience at SupplierGATEWAY, and was the Manager of Information System Auditing at LTV Steel Company. Arthur is a graduate of the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business.
Director of Marketing
Mr. Kimball is responsible for Dakota's internal and external marketing communications, brand management, and coordination of industry-related and user-focused events. With a background in design and promotions, he oversees product communications, public relations, social media, and overall brand awareness.
Mr. Kimball holds a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Graphics and Marketing from Cleveland State University, with a focus on graphic design and multimedia communication.
Manager of Regulatory Services
Ms. Rippe is responsible for managing all aspects of Regulatory Services at Dakota Software including identification and prioritization of content development and customization tasks, monitoring content aspects of product development and customer support activities, and development and trouble-shooting of database tools. She participates in content development tasks by researching and analyzing EPA, DOT, OSHA and other regulations and initiatives; and devising strategies for the content to leverage the software’s features and functions.
Prior to joining Dakota, Ms. Rippe was an adjunct assistant professor of chemistry and worked as a chemical hygiene consultant providing regulatory support and planning, including identification and analysis of pertinent federal, state, and local codes and regulations; training; and emergency incident response.
Ms. Rippe earned a Master of Science degree in Environmental, Health and Safety Management from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, summa cum laude, from St. John Fisher College.