Safety Director Recognition
We take immense pleasure in sharing that Ashley Mckie, who serves as our Director of Safety, has been acknowledged as one of the Top Women in Safety for 2023. Ashley's unwavering dedication to safety and professional development has been a key factor in fostering a safety-first ethos within our organization. Having been an essential part of our team for nine years, she has consistently conveyed safety messages, established our safety systems, and expanded our safety programs in conjunction with our growth. Her proactive, inclusive, calm, and patient approach to training new employees and working with new managers to implement safety programs has been an essential driver behind our successful COR certifications across three provinces (BC, Alberta, and Saskatchewan).
As the Director of Safety for all equipment dealerships and firms within Venturis Capital Corporation, which includes Advantage Learning Solutions, Leavitt Machinery, and several regional dealerships across Canada and the US, Ashley's responsibilities have increased significantly over the past few years. With operations spanning over 60 branches across six provinces and 14 states, and over 1,200 employees, she goes above and beyond to provide her team with the necessary support. Her colleagues recognize her as someone who genuinely cares about the safety, health, and well-being of everyone in the organization, as well as the customers they serve.
Ashley's commitment to personal development is evident from her CRSP and CHSC designations, as well as her active participation in the safety community. She serves as the Chair of the Fraser Valley Chapter of the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) and participates in the annual Threads for Life walk to raise funds for families impacted by workplace tragedies. Her contributions to the safety industry have earned her recognition as a top safety leader in our organization and the industry at large.
At our organization, safety is of utmost importance, and Ashley has been instrumental in cultivating a safety-first culture that emphasizes continuous improvement. She believes in keeping safety simple and prioritizes ongoing improvement, which is reflected in her work and contributions. Her proactive, inclusive, calm, and patient approach to training employees and working with managers to implement safety programs has created an environment that fosters the emergence of new leaders within the department and the organization.
We are extremely proud to have Ashley as a part of our team and extend our warmest congratulations to her on this well-deserved recognition as one of the Top Women in Safety for 2023. Her contributions to our organization and the safety industry have been invaluable.