ASSE Honors Former President with Top Award

SAN ANTONIO -- For outstanding service to the safety profession and workplace, the American Society of Safety Engineers today named ASSE Past-President James “Skipper” Kendrick, CSP, of Hurst, Texas, as Society Fellow. Kendrick received the award this morning during ASSE’s annual Professional Development Conference (PDC) and Exposition.

”Skipper has represented the safety, health, and environmental profession with honor and dignity,” said Frouzan A. Afsahi, CSP, REM, Beyond Compliance president who nominated Kendrick for the honor. “His willingness to reach across all lines and speak to or with any entity that is interested in accident prevention has earned him the highest respect of his fellow safety professionals and others.”

Currently, Kendrick serves as global director at EHS Training at Textron Inc. Previously, he served as manager of industrial safety and hygiene at Bell Helicopter, a Textron Company. Kendrick also participated in the implementation and organization of the International Network of Safety & Health Practitioner Organizations and is a nationally recognized speaker and seminar leader on the topics of safety management, training, and communication.

”Skipper’s easy-going character and personality are such that he has reached everyone that has attended one of his classes, seminars, lectures, and numerous other safety-related conferences,” Afsahi added. “He has a special gift to inspire others, to serve others.”

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