Seneca Companies


Seneca Companies names vice president of safety

posted 5/9/2018 in Press Releases

Contact:  Jodi Solomon
Marketing Director
Seneca Companies
Phone: 515-264-4304

Seneca Companies names vice president of safety

(Des Moines, IA – May 9, 2018) – Seneca Companies, known as an established leader in the petroleum industry for design, construction and service, is pleased to announce Loyd Phillips as its vice president of safety.

“Seneca performs work in very dangerous environments, which is why we feel it is critical to put as much effort forth as possible to keep our people safe in the field, especially as we expand into new geographies and industries,” said JC Risewick, Seneca Companies president and COO. “Loyd is the perfect fit for this role as he has a lengthy and accomplished career in safety in some of the harshest and most dangerous environments in our industry.”

Phillips joined the Seneca team in 2017 as a strategic account manager for the Waste Solutions division. Before Seneca, he spent 12 years working in safety with the world’s largest oil refineries and natural gas companies, including serving as the safety director at Willbros Group, an industry leader in the midstream and downstream oil and gas markets.

“I have spent years in safety and focusing on reducing incident and injury rates. In the last three years with my prior employer, we were OSHA recordable free,” said Phillips. “Due to Seneca’s commitment to the safety of their employees, I have no doubt that the same safety success will be achieved in this organization as well.”

Phillips has experience in creating safety programs, root cause analysis reports, tracking and trending systems, risk matrix analysis and training. He is a past member of the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, Petroleum Education Council and is an OSHA-authorized trainer for construction. Phillips will utilize this experience to implement new and expand on current Seneca safety programs and systems. Additionally, he will work closely with managers and field staff to keep job sites safe with zero recordable incidents.

Safety is a top Seneca priority, evident by the Waste Solutions division’s achievement of 1,879 days and counting without a lost time work incident. The addition of a vice president of safety solidifies the company’s commitment to creating a safe environment for every employee and customer. 

Seneca Companies is a diverse group of entities committed to providing unequaled customer attention through a range of related services including: Fuel Systems, General Contracting, Environmental Services, Waste Solutions Services, Remediation & Process Controls and Automotive & Commercial Equipment.

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