NORWOOD, MA…ISSUED AUGUST 8, 2013… GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc., a leading environmental and geotechnical consulting firm, announces that Richard Ecord has been named Corporate Environmental, Health and Safety Director, operating from the corporate office in Norwood, MA.
In this role, Ecord is a member of the firm’s Executive Team, and responsible for catalyzing a step-change in the firm’s health and safety culture, in addition to serving as an environmental steward to comply with regulations and advocate for progressive environmental policies.
Ecord, who joined GZA as an Associate Principal, was previously Health and Safety Director with Environmental Resources Management in Atlanta, GA. His areas of specialization include risk and liability management, emergency response, regulatory interaction, management systems, root cause analysis, technical safety, industrial hygiene and behavior-based safety.
Ecord received his Bachelor of Science from Delta State University. He holds designation as a Certified Industrial Hygienist, Certified Safety Professional and Radiation Safety Officer.
He is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).
Originally from Greenville, MS, Ecord was a long-time resident of Atlanta and presently makes his home in the Boston area.
“The addition of Rick to GZA and the Executive Team is a milestone for the company as it reflects our recognition of the ever-increasing importance of EHS to our business,” said William Hadge, President and CEO of GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. “His highly specialized skill set marries technical expertise with management skills to translate corporate policy into practice for the present and the future.”