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Corey Ward is the senior vice president of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) for KONE Americas. In this role, he is responsible for developing and implementing the EHS program while driving safety compliance across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. As a Certified Safety Professional, Corey has over 15 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.
Corey holds his bachelor’s degree in environmental, health and safety from Bowling Green State University and received his master’s in business administration from Pepperdine University. He currently resides in Naperville, Ill. with his family.