New Safety Personnel Appointments Made by Hayward Baker and Keller North America

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New appointments are part of the "Think Safe" program that aims to reduce incidents to zero throughout the companies.

With our Think Safe program we have made great strides in recent years, but our ultimate goal remains to reduce our incidents to zero.

Keller North America (Keller NA), a division of the Keller Group Plc, has appointed Bryan Schertz to the position of Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) Director.

Prior to his new appointment, Schertz had served as the Safety Director for Hayward Baker Inc., one of the seven Keller NA companies, since 2003. In turn, Hayward Baker now welcomes Will Brown into the role of Safety Director for Hayward Baker.

Schertz has been a leading force in Hayward Baker’s and then Keller NA’s safety initiatives. He has 25 years of experience in construction, consulting, industrial hygiene and safety management, and is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP). Schertz was instrumental in developing and implementing safety goals and principles as the Safety Director for Hayward Baker.

In his new role as the HSE Director for Keller NA, Schertz will oversee, manage and implement Keller’s corporate Environmental, Health & Safety plan Think Safe to ensure the safe working practices of over 3,900 employees continent-wide.

On September 28, 2015, Will Brown stepped into the role of Safety Director for Hayward Baker Inc. Brown holds a Master of Science degree in safety and health from Marshall University, is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), and has 20 years of safety management experience.

Brown’s prior experience includes two years as a Senior Loss Control Consultant and 18 years in general construction, most recently as a safety manager in the Washington D.C. metro area.

Commenting on both appointments, John Rubright, managing director for Keller NA stated, “We are pleased to welcome Bryan and Will to these important posts. The employees of Keller North America are proud of our Think Safe program, and we have made great strides in recent years. Our goal remains to reduce our incidents to zero. We are confident that the appointments of Bryan and Will are important additional steps in this journey to zero incidents.”

Bryan Schertz and Will Brown are both located at Keller NA and Hayward Baker’s corporate headquarters at 7550 Teague Rd, Suite 300 in Hanover, Maryland.

Schertz can be reached at 410-551-8200 or by email at BKSchertz(at)KellerFoundations(dot)com. Brown is available at 410-551-8200 or at WJBrown(at)HaywardBaker(dot)com.

About Hayward Baker Inc.

Hayward Baker is North America’s leader in geotechnical construction, and is annually ranked by Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine #1 in Excavation and Foundation. With a 60-year record of experience, Hayward Baker offers geotechnical construction technologies through a network of more than 30 company-owned offices and equipment yards across the continent. Project applications include foundation support, settlement control, site improvement, slope stabilization, underpinning, excavation shoring, earth retention, seismic/liquefaction mitigation, ground water control, and environmental remediation.

About Keller North America

Keller North America is part of the Keller Group of companies, the world’s largest geotechnical construction company with permanent offices in over 40 countries. Website address: http://www.keller.co.uk.

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