Skanska USA announced today that it has hired David McMichen, 48, as vice president of safety for its Evansville, Indiana office.
McMichen brings more than 21 years of industry experience to Skanska, during which he created and implemented effective safety programs resulting in injury-free projects for a variety of industries. As senior environmental safety and health (ES&H) manager for URS Corporation, McMichen managed the safety processes of construction and maintenance projects at nuclear, fossil, and new gas-fired power plants, including Detroit Edison, We Energies and Exelon. He also facilitated safety and logistical process solutions for major players in the transportation industry.
“David's exceptional track record for completing safe construction projects, coupled with his strong leadership skills, are aligned with Skanska’ s own commitment to zero incidents on each and every one of our projects,” said Denny Quinn, Skanska executive vice president. “We are excited to have David on our team as we continue to work toward our company-wide goal of creating an Injury-Free Environment.” Skanska’s Evansville office hit a major safety milestone earlier this year; ten million man hours without a lost time incident.
McMichen, a certified safety professional, has received multiple industry awards including the Construction Users Roundtable (CURT) Safety Excellence Award and the Associated General Contractors Outstanding Safety Performance Award. He is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers where he earned a certificate in executive safety management, and is a safety committee member for CURT.
McMichen is also an active participant in various philanthropic organizations, including UAH2, a non-profit organization he founded in 2002 to aid third-world countries.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and religion from Asbury College and a master’s degree in organizational management from the University of Phoenix.