1910 Legacy Enterprises Names Darren Utecht as Director of Safety

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Darren Utecht was recently named as Director of Safety for 1910 Legacy Enterprises and its subsidiaries White Electrical Construction Company and Axis Energy.

1910 Legacy Enterprises, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Darren Utecht as the new Director of Safety for the company and its subsidiaries. He is a senior-level Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) professional with 39 years of diverse experience. Utecht is a member of the National Safety Council (NSC), American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), and a former member of the Construction Industry Safety Initiative (CISI). He holds an undergraduate degree from Southern Illinois University.

He began his career by serving in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years. Upon retiring from military service, Utecht joined Balfour Beatty Infrastructure and Heery International, Inc., where he successfully worked for 19 years. He started as a Project Safety Manager, and he was quickly promoted to Corporate Safety Director. He ultimately advanced to Vice President of Environmental, Health & Safety (a senior-level position he held for 13 years).

Utecht’s successful track record for safety is best illustrated by his team receiving prestigious safety awards from respected industry organizations. In the past three years, the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) recognized his former team with a 2019 Platinum Safety Award. They also received the 2019 Excellence in Safety Award from Engineering-News-Record (ENR). In addition, they were recognized with consecutive Construction Safety Excellence Awards by the Carolina Associated General Contractors (CAGC) of America.

Over the years, Utecht gained experience with many types of buildings (airports, hospitals, prisons, student housing, schools, courthouses, stadiums), as well as highways, roads and bridges, and water/wastewater structures and plants. Additionally, he has experience in rail traction power manufacturing, and rail maintenance and construction.

As Director of Safety, Utecht’s duties will include ensuring a safe workplace for every employee, developing programs in accordance with long term and annual plans, and enhancing the company’s culture of professional conduct and service quality.

“We are pleased to welcome Darren Utecht as our Director of Safety,” said Jeff Filippo, President and CEO of 1910 Legacy Enterprises. “Safety is at the heart of everything we do, and Darren’s depth of experience will add additional strength to our executive team. We look forward to Darren being a key player in setting future policies and procedures to ensure our continued safety and success.”

About 1910 Legacy Enterprises, Inc.:

1910 Legacy Enterprises is the holding company of White Electrical and Axis Energy. 1910 Legacy is an employee-owned company born out of the need for the companies to grow along with the needs of their customers. 1910 Legacy’s mission is to continually position their companies for future growth while meeting the needs of partnerships they have built over the past 100+ years. They are committed to honoring the same legacy the White family created with a focus on: integrity, partnership and ingenuity for generations to come. For more information, please visit: http://www.1910Legacy.com.

About White Electrical Construction Company, Inc.:

White Electrical was founded in 1910 to serve the growing needs for electricity in the South, specifically for cotton and textile plants. Over the years, White Electrical has grown into a full service industrial electrical contractor supplying a wide range of key industries in the Southeast. The company takes pride in keeping pace with the latest advancements in technology while still honoring their 100+ year commitment of delivering on-time projects, providing quality service and creating a safe workplace.

White Electrical is a subsidiary of 1910 Legacy Enterprises and is an employee-owned company. The company is headquartered in Atlanta, GA, with offices in Birmingham, AL, Brunswick, GA, Chattanooga, TN, Jacksonville, FL, Raleigh, NC, Rome, GA and Savannah, GA. White Electrical believes safety is a moral obligation, and employs and enforces rigorous, industry-best safety practices as evidenced by their compliance with Browz, ISNetworld, NCMS, PEC, PICS and SMI safety standards. For more information, please visit: http://www.White-Electrical.com.

About Axis Energy, Inc.:

Axis Energy provides renewable energy solutions to key industries in the Southeast. With a strong reputation and track record, and years of renewable energy experience, they deliver superior quality at a competitive price. Axis offers their partners a true turnkey Engineering, Procurement Construction (EPC) and Operations & Maintenance (O&M) solution. Backed by 1910 Legacy Enterprises, Axis has the financial security to bond and procure projects of all sizes. As an employee-owned company, every team member is directly vested in success and driven to succeed, which benefits all customers in the quality of work and outstanding culture of safety. For more information, please visit: http://www.axis-energyinc.com.

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