VP of Safety, Zachry Industrial
Steve Trickel is the Vice President of Safety for the Zachry Group, which is the largest direct hire EPC in the U.S. His primary responsibilities include strategic planning for Safety specifically targeted to continuous improvement through short and long term initiatives. He leads a Safety support team of approximately 400 professionals working at over 100 facilities across the U.S in construction, maintenance, turnaround, nuclear, and engineering business units. He’s an active participant of the Enterprise Safety Advisory Committee made up of key Zachry Executives who periodically review Safety performance and significant objectives enterprise-wide and is an extension of the Zachry Board of Directors. Additionally, he provides access to resources that facilitate professional growth and promotional opportunities across an expanding enterprise for all Safety employees.
Steve has more than 26 years of Safety/HR experience and he currently holds the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) designation. After completing his U.S. Army commitment as an Executive Officer, he began his safety career with an oil & gas refinery as their safety manager. Steve has spent nearly 20 years in the construction industry serving as a leader in safety, administrative services and HR.
Steve holds a Bachelor of Science in education from the University of Montana, as well as a master’s degree in management from Webster University. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Houston Area Safety Council where he has been a past chairman. He chaired the Construction Industry Institute (CII) Research Team (RT 284) on safety leading indicators that reported out the summer of 2012. He also chaired the Zachry Home Office United Way Campaign in 2012, which saw the company achieve the San Antonio Million Dollar Club. Steve was part of a Grace International church plant in San Antonio in 2007 and he currently attends that church with his wife of 34 years, Terri. Terri and Steve have two daughters and four grandchildren who all reside in Texas. Steve is an avid golfer.