Cary started his career in the U.S. Navy's Nuclear Power Program in 1988. After leaving the Navy, he served as the Environmental, Health and Safety Compliance Director at Adirondack Resource Recovery Associates, a waste-to-energy power plant in upstate New York, where he was employed for over twelve years. In 2004, Cary took a position with Turner Construction, where he served as the Business Unit Safety Director for the upstate New York office for three years. From there, Cary served as the Manager of Professional Services at a software company for almost thirteen years. Cary has completed his Associates Degree in Occupational Safety and Health from Trinidad State Junior College in Colorado.
Cary has served for six years on the Board of Directors for the VPPPA (Region II) – two years as a Director-at-Large and four years as the Vice Chairperson. Cary has been a member of the ASSE since 1997. He served many years as an officer of the Central FL chapter. He has published many safety articles for various industry publications and is an active speaker for safety industry organizations such as ASSE, National Safety Council and the Voluntary Protection Program Participant’s Association (VPPPA). Received the VPP Outreach Award (2005) from the VPPPA. Served as a Special Government Employee (SGE) in OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program, conducting evaluation audits with the OSHA team.