Welcome to the Team
Steve Cronkhite, Vice President of Environmental, Health, and Safety
As Miller Pipeline and Minnesota Limited continue to grow together as an MVerge Company, it is with great pleasure to announce Steve Cronkhite as MVerge Vice President of Environmental, Health, and Safety.
Steve joins us with 11 years of experience in Corporate Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS). As the Corporate EHS/Risk Manager for Cypress Semiconductor and the Corporate EHS Director of API Group, his experience includes directing the development and implementation of corporate EHS vision and strategic objectives for multiple subsidiary companies located throughout the US and Canada; building authentic partnerships with subsidiary leaders and EHS managers across a broad range of construction industries including gas, oil, fire, life safety and specialty construction; creating cross-functional teams to facilitate effective and efficient program implementation; and developing business continuity and disaster recovery plans at multiple manufacturing sites. In addition, Steven has a proven track record of reducing recordable and lost-time injuries. These key practices and strategies will be used while transitioning over the next few months to lead the MVerge safety organization.
“I’m impressed with many of the programs Miller and Minnesota have implemented, and it is clear we have a dedicated group of safety professionals and solid management commitment,” says Cronkhite. “My role really is about adding a function of strategic leadership and helping to create a vision, a mission, and key objectives for MVerge moving forward. That’s going to start with the collective effort of both companies creating a safety management system that will focus on culture and behavior enhancement.”
Steve received a Bachelor of Science in Community Health before completing his Master of Science in Industrial Safety from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. In addition to his ISO 14001 Lead Auditor, HAZWOPER, Hazardous Materials Technician, Confined Space Rescue and First Aid, AED, and CPR certifications, he is currently working toward his Associate in Risk Management (ARM).
“It is an exciting time to see these two outstanding companies come together as ONE. I am fortunate to be able to work with such great people and am dedicated to working with both companies to develop strategies centered on safety leadership at all levels, individual ownership and responsibility, and making sure every employee goes home safe every day,” says Cronkhite.
Steve will operate out of Big Lake, MN and will report to MVerge Chief Executive Officer, Douglas Banning. Please join us in welcoming Steven Cronkhite to our team!