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06 July 17
EHS Expert, Tom Cecich joins Avetta Strategic Advisory Board
IRVINE, Calif.- Avetta is pleased to announce the addition of Thomas Cecich to its Strategic Advisory Board. As Strategic Advisor to Avetta, Cecich will serve as a key voice regarding future growth opportunities and the continued development of unique, global solutions to help organizations drive sustainable growth.
“We are extremely excited to welcome Tom to the Avetta team,” said John Herr, CEO of Avetta. “Tom has been an innovative champion of worker safety throughout his remarkable career, and we feel fortunate to have access to his insight and influence as we position ourselves for even greater success in serving our clients for years to come.”
With more than 40 years of experience in EHS, including serving as the 102nd President of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)—the world’s oldest professional safety organization with over 37,000 global members—Cecich is widely recognized for his efforts to advance awareness around worker fatalities, serious injuries, and high-risk worker health exposures. He truly understands how these incidents not only affect workers and their families but have significant material impacts on business performance as well.
Previously, Cecich has served as Vice President of EHS Global Business Support at the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline. There, he had EHS responsibility for 100 global manufacturing sites. He has also held safety management positions at IBM and Allied Chemical Corporations.
“I am thrilled to be working with Avetta as a Strategic Board Advisor,” Cecich said. “One of the biggest risks organizations face is disruptions and losses in their supply chains, and Avetta is a leader in offering solutions to effectively help manage those risks.”
Cecich’s wide-ranging EHS background includes chairing the Environment, Health, and Safety Committee of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA). He was also instrumental in launching the Center for Safety and Health Sustainability, a global nonprofit organization representing over 100,000 OSH professionals worldwide.