May 30, 2019—At Acadian Companies’ annual company meeting on May 8, 2019, HSE consultant Grant Guidry was recognized as the 2019 Safety Management Systems Employee of the Year. A division of Acadian, Safety Management Systems is one of the largest health, safety, environmental, medical, security and training service companies in the United States.

Guidry was presented with his award by SMS President Scott Domingue.

Photo: Scott Domingue (left) presents Grant Guidry (right) with the Safety Management Systems Employee of the Year award.

Guidry has been in the safety industry for over 27 years. He began his career with SMS in 2005 as an industrial safety coordinator, in which he supervised SMS Training Academy personnel and approximately 20,000 students annually, and assisted in the development of the training center curriculum. In 2012, he moved into industrial rescue services as an HSE consultant. In this current role, Guidry is responsible for the development of the industrial hygiene program, compliance activities, implementation of environmental, health and safety policies and delivers training seminars. Guidry has a positive can-do attitude and because of his unselfishness to assist where needed, his extensive background in safety consulting, training, H2S and confined space makes him well-liked and respected by both peers and customers alike.

“Those who know Grant know his work does not start and stop with just consulting,” says Brett Fontenot, Division Manager – Safety & Inspection Services. “Even while supporting multiple customers as an HSE Consultant, it is not uncommon to see Grant in the classrooms of our training center, in the field assisting other consultants and, from time to time, filling in on confined space rescue projects.”

“During some recent personnel transitions, Grant stepped in to assist and mentor a new consultant, essentially doubling his workload while the transition took place. However, Grant was not looking for credit or praise, but instead giving credit for the new and upcoming consultant,” says Fontenot.

In his nomination, Guidry was noted for his ability to create strong relationships with the customers and truly add value to them, one of several reasons customers enjoy having Guidry as part of their team. He truly embodies all of that SMS stands for and lives by the SMS core values daily.

Since 1971, Acadian has been dedicated to providing the highest level of emergency medical care and transportation possible. The company has expanded to include a diverse suite of services designed to offer the very best support and education in health, safety, and transportation.

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