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Corey Ward is the senior vice president of safety, quality and environment for KONE Americas. In this role, he is responsible for developing and implementing the safety, quality and sustainability programs while driving compliance in these areas across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. As a Certified Safety Professional, Corey has over 20 years of experience through progressive leadership roles in safety with comprehensive knowledge of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations.
Prior to joining KONE, Corey worked for Clark Construction Group as a safety director for the company’s western region. In this position, he led EHS strategy and was directly in charge of construction safety operations across four states, as well as supervising 14 safety managers.
Earlier in his career with Clark Construction Group, Corey held the positions of senior safety manager, safety manager, and safety coordinator. Corey began his career as a safety analyst for ATL International, where he served as a consultant and produced OSHA and EPA regulation materials for federal agencies.
Corey currently serves as the chair of the National Elevator Industry, Inc. Field Employee Safety Committee and was appointed to this industry trade organization in the fall of 2014.