John E. Fenton Named to the National Safety Council “CEOs Who ‘Get It’” List

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – February 25, 2019 – PATRIOT RAIL CO. LLC is proud to announce that John E. Fenton was named to the 2019 list of “CEOs Who ‘Get It,’” an annual recognition presented by the National Safety Council to leaders who go above and beyond to protect employees both on and off the job.

“Safety isn’t a program or initiative at Patriot. It is our cornerstone value, our way of life. We know that great safety isn’t a destination, it is a journey that requires total commitment. Being safe matters to everyone that is important to us, our families, our communities, and our customers. Our goal is zero safety incidents, and we work every day to achieve that goal,” said CEO, John Fenton.

Each year, the National Safety Council selects an elite group of CEOs who have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to safety. The list includes CEOs from both national and international organizations. Each honoree has built his or her organization’s safety strategy using four key components: leadership and employee engagement, safety management solutions, risk reduction, and performance measurement.

“These leaders understand that safety is the cornerstone of every world-class business,” said Nick Smith, interim president and CEO of the National Safety Council. “They have set a standard for their peers and colleagues, and we are proud to recognize their efforts.”

Additional 2019 recipients are:

  • Stuart Bradie, president and CEO, KBR
  • Anthony “Tony” Campbell, president and CEO, East Kentucky Power Cooperative
  • Brian DiSabatino, CEO, EDiS Co.
  • Greg Gluchowski, president and CEO, The Hillman Group
  • Maree Russo Mulvoy, president, M R Products Inc., home of Mr. Chain
  • Kenneth J. Rueter, president and CEO, UCOR, an AECOM-led partnership with Jacobs
  • William A. Wulfsohn, chairman and CEO, Ashland

A Q&A with John E. Fenton is featured in the February 2019 issue of Safety+Health magazine.

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