safety director, Mortenson Construction
Title: safety director
Company: Mortenson Construction
Education: Master’s degree in industrial safety, University of Minnesota-Duluth; bachelor of science, health promotion and wellness, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point; certified industrial hygienist; graduate certificate in ergonomics from University Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Family: Wife, Kristin; and three children, Breckin, Dax and Kenley.
City of Residence: Sheboygan Falls
What are you working on? "Backed by a top-notch safety program, Mortenson Construction places a very strong emphasis on keeping our entire workforce safe. As safety director, I am currently working on planning, implementing, and supervising all project safety and health programs, including our Zero Injury Program, for all of the projects our Wisconsin Operating Group is currently working on."
How does the market look to you? "I’m very optimistic for 2009 and 2010. Southeast Wisconsin has slowed down slightly, but there is activity in multiple sectors. I’m hopeful that 2009 will bring new opportunities and challenges for our team."
What was the best deal you’ve ever been involved in? "My career experiences have afforded me the opportunity to work for two large global companies. With these companies, I had the opportunity to visit countries around the world and observe their diverse manufacturing operations and cultures. Equipped with this knowledge, I have been able to further my experiences here in the United States and contribute my insight to further grow Mortenson’s safety and health programs."