Mountaintop’s Baker Hughes facility, located in the Crestwood Industrial
Park, celebrated a perfect safety record for the year 2012.
“Every year the Chairman’s Award for HSE Excellence is given to the top five facilities worldwide that have
reached and maintained the goal of a perfect safety record. For the year
2012, our Mountain Top facility was
chosen as one of the 5 facilities worldwide to receive this prestigious recognition,” reports Department Administrator
Michelle Wiechec. Baker Hughes Inc., a 1987 merger of R. C. Baker International and Howard
Hughes Tool Company – each
with 100 years of experience, serves industrial oil and gas clients in more than 80 countries and more than
1,300 facilities worldwide. The Mountain Top location’s achievement
was honored by Chairman and CEO Martin S. Craighead.
Mr. Craighead received his
Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from Pennsylvania State University,
and a Master of Business Administration from Vanderbilt University.
He is the recipient of the 2010
C. Drew Stahl Distinguished Achievement Award at Penn State. Joseph Allen, Health, Safety and Environment
Manager, accepted the award from Craighead and Dmitry Kozovenkov,
V.P. of Health, Safety and Environment. Allen reports that the Mountain Top staff, “has worked over
four years without an injury with
an initial workforce consisting of more than 75% new employees to the oil and gas industry. The facility
also has an excellent driving performance rating in an area withhigh risk of animal strikes and everchanging driving conditions.”
Craighead encouraged theemployees not to be satisfied withtheir achievement but to continue tolook out for one another and strive forsafety excellence. Craighead said. “Iwant you to engage more proactivelywith your communities, with eachother and with your families. Safetymust be something you think aboutall the time. Leadership isn’t doingwhat everyone else does; it’s doingwhat no one else is prepared to do.”
In addition to HSE ManagerJoseph Allen, Completions ManagerJoe Soley and Wireline FieldManager Nacer Sidmohand acceptedthe crystal trophy and a $10,000.00prize on behalf of the Mountain Toppersonnel.