I am pleased to announce that Richard Hoffman has been promoted to Vice President of Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality (HSEQ) effective September 1, 2016. Rich joined USWS as Director of HSE and he and his team have steadily re-built HSE into an increasingly critical support function that has significantly improved our safety focus and mindset.
In his new enhanced role, Rich will continue to lead USWS’s safety mission as we pursue world class operations by continuing to work with our customers and suppliers to prevent incidents and have all employees go home healthy every day. We will continue to encourage every employee to take personal responsibility for their individual safety as well as the safety of their entire crew.
In addition, Rich will take a leading role for the Senior Leadership Team in championing a quality driven approach that utilizes Lean 360 and other methods as we pursue a culture of continuous improvement focused on eliminating waste, minimizing variation, and optimizing productivity. Our goal is to add value to our customers, differentiate ourselves from our competition, and strengthen our position in our industry.
Prior to coming to USWS in June 2014, Rich was the Northeast Region HSE Manager for Rockwater Energy Solutions, and prior to that he spent 7 years at Advanced Waste Services. Rich has a Bachelor’s of Science in Natural Sciences and Mathematics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Join me in congratulating Rich and continue to provide him and his HSE team with your support.
President, Chief Executive Officer
Vice President of HSEQ