Ritchey Wins 2014 Values Based Leadership Award for Safety

man receiving a leadership award

We celebrate our 2014 Values Based Leadership (VBL) winners.
The winner in the Safety category is Roger Ritchey.
All winners get an extra week paid vacation in the year following, and a certificate to recognize their achievement.

Roger’s certificate reads:

SAFETY – Roger Ritchey, Superintendent, Crushing Operations

Promoting a healthy and safe culture

Safety continues to be a focus of our operations thanks to leaders like Roger. Due to sudden and unforeseen circumstances, Roger and his team proactively assumed higher levels of responsibility towards safety at the Essroc Quarry in Front Royal, VA. They stepped up to the plate to help our customer in a time of need to ensure that daily safety tasks (that were not normally our responsibility) were cared for and addressed. This included taking care of berms, water pumps, and working in cooperation with the driller and blasters. They trained less experienced employees of Essroc to teach specific pit and site safety. Led by Roger, the team went above and beyond the call of duty to keep the site operational and safe. We are proud of Roger’s leadership and initiative to help our customer in their time of need.