Graham Packaging President and Chief Executive Officer, Bob Pyle, Honored by The National Safety Council

Graham Packaging is the only packaging and containers manufacturer included on this prestigious list from America’s leading nonprofit safety advocate.

Graham Packaging is proud to announce that President and Chief Executive Officer, Bob Pyle, is a recipient of The National Safety Council’s 2024 CEOs Who “Get It” Award. Only presented to seven leaders annually, this national recognition celebrates safety leaders who go the extra mile to protect employees both on and off the job.

“I am honored to receive the recognition,” said Pyle. “I’d like to recognize our outstanding safety team and our dedicated employees without whom this recognition would not be possible. At Graham, we believe that if we do the right things, all accidents are preventable, and as CEO, it is my most important job is to create a safe and healthy environment for our employees across the globe.”

In his three years at Graham Packaging, Pyle has reshaped Graham’s approach to safety through his visionary initiatives including the establishment of an Executive Safety Council, adoption of a Safety First, Quality Focused mindset and orchestration of a U.S.-wide employee Safety Perception Survey.

“What sets Bob apart is his unwavering dedication to making sure every member of the Graham Packaging team comprehends the significance of our safety mission,” said Roy Osborne, Graham Global Vice President – Risk Management, Environmental, Occupational Health & Safety. “By constantly reinforcing why our efforts matter – to our associates, their families and the communities we touch – Bob nurtures and instills a culture of safety that extends far beyond our doors.”

In 2023, Graham Packaging achieved the lowest number of recordable incidents – 29 – in company history across an employee population of more than 5,000. On average, a Graham facility operates 1,355 days, or 3.7 years, without a recordable incident. Additionally, Graham’s overall total recordable incident rate is better than the general industry by 85% and its peers in plastic bottle manufacturing by 62%*.

To read Bob’s full Q&A with The National Safety Council in its Safety + Health magazine, click here.

*According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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