ASSE Foundation Announces New Officers, Trustees

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Foundation officials have recently announced their newly elected members of the board, they are: Cynthia L. Roth, COHN, of Massapequa, N.Y., as foundation chair; Thomas F. Cecich, CSP, CIH, of Apex, N.C., as vice chair; and new trustees Bradley D. Giles, P.E., CSP, of Boise, Idaho, Rixio Medina, CSP, of Houston, and Jim S. Kreinbrink, CSP, of Lithia, Fla.

Roth, who is the chair and CEO of Ergonomic Technologies Corp., replaces longtime chair Kennith Brock. Roth is an active professional member of ASSE and the ASSE Metropolitan Chapter, and has been an ergonomics consultant to OSHA. Brock, who served as chair for three years, will serve on the foundation board for one more year as past chair.

Cecich currently serves as president of TFC & Associates. Having worked in the safety, health, and environmental (SH&E) profession for more than 35 years, he is a frequent speaker on SH&E topics and is a national instructor for ASSE, teaching executive safety management curriculum.

Giles, a new foundation trustee representing Washington Group International, serves as corporate vice president environmental safety, health, and security for the company. An ASSE member for more than 25 years, Giles is also a part of the ASSE Snake River Chapter and participates in the construction and management practice specialties at ASSE.

Medina is vice president of health, safety, security, environmental protection, and shared services for CITGO Petroleum Corp., Houston. He has more than 29 years experience in occupational safety in the petroleum industry and served as a presidential appointee on the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board in Washington, DC.

Kreinbrink joins the ASSE Foundation board as a new trustee representing Boston-based Liberty Mutual where he serves as national market loss prevention operations manager. He has more than 20 years of safety consulting and management experience with Liberty Mutual Loss Prevention, has been an ASSE professional for almost 20 years, and is also a member of the ASSE West Florida Chapter.

For more information on the foundation and its programs visit www.asse.org/foundation.

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