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 Sept. 28, 2015, 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.”
Schertz and Brown are both located at Keller NA and Hayward Baker’s corporate headquarters in Hanover, Maryland.