We are pleased to announce Paul McKinney has joined the Tradesmen team as our North America Director
of Safety reporting to me. Safety is Tradesmen’s #1 Core Value and the addition of Paul to head up
our safety programs is another step in our continued commitment to driving best in class safety for all our
craftspeople and the ongoing focus on our safety culture. Paul went through a rigorous hiring process
which included interviews with Senior Field and Corporate Leadership as well as a job site visit with Field
Paul has 35 years of experience in environmental, health, safety risk and compliance within the
construction and general industries. In his most recent position, Paul served as the VP of Environmental,
Health, Safety, Risk and Compliance for a large nationally based interior design, manufacturing, and
construction company where he built the safety program.
Gretchen Fri, Director Safety Communications, will continue to play a key role in building Tradesmen’s
safety program and will report to Paul going forward. Please continue to engage with Gretchen as you
While Paul now heads up Safety, we all have a significant role in driving and improving safety and I look
to each Tradesmen employee to play their part in onboarding Paul as we continue to build on our past
success and improve our safety program. Paul will spend a good deal of time out in the Field so
there will be lots of opportunity to meet and interact with Paul.
Please join me in welcoming Paul to the Tradesmen team!
Thanks, and Be Safe