Three Members Honored as ASSE Fellow

Three members—Gary H. Barnett, CSP, a professional member of the New Jersey Chapter; Thomas F. Cecich, CSP, CIH, a professional member of the North Carolina Chapter; and Don S. Jones Sr., P.E., CSP, a professional member of the Greater Baton Rouge Chapter—were honored as ASSE Fellow during Safety 2014. The honor of Fellow is the most prestigious honor granted by ASSE, recognizing professional members who have displayed lifelong leadership and excellence in the occupational safety and health community.

2014Fellow_BarnettBarnett made his mark in the grain and food processing industry, and oversaw two ANSI standards and the finalization of two others. “Fifty years ago this month, I was notified that my ASSE membership application was approved,” he said. “I was so excited about being a member. It has been one of the best things that happened to me.”








Cec2014Fellow_Cecichich retired from GlaxoSmithKline in 2003 as vice president of EHS global business support. He runs a consulting business and chairs the Center for Safety and Health Sustainability. “I can’t thank everyone who helped me achieve this honor, but I can thank you for being part of a professional body that helped me achieve much more than I could individually,” he said. Cecich will serve as ASSE president in 2016.








J2014Fellow_Jonesones Sr. oversees the health, safety, security and environmental compliance and management systems for BP BioFuels, and earlier played leading roles as president of the ASSE Greater Baton Rouge Chapter. He later served as ASSE president. “I am humbled to receive this honor and thank all who were an influence in my development as a safety professional,” he said.