LEAWOOD, KANSAS, U.S. — Agspring has appointed Chris Stanger as director of corporate safety effective immediately.
Stanger is responsible for all safety management, training, compliance and reporting for the corporation and its subsidiaries.
“The safety of our employees is our daily priority and our teams are fortunate to have a resource like Chris driving our safety programs,” said Mark Beemer, chief executive officer of Agspring. “With his direct experience as a trainer, emergency responder and operations staff member with GMP and ISO 9001 experience, he brings significant skills and credibility to our day to day behavior and safety practices.”
Stanger has been with Agspring since 2018 as a safety lead within operations. Previously, he was the North American Environmental Health and Safety coordinator for ALLTECH based in Kentucky. Stanger managed a wide variety of safety programs for ALLTECH, including OSHA training and reporting, CPR-first aid, AED and blood-borne pathogens, fall protection, confined space entry and rescue/hazard communication. Additionally, his experience with job hazard analysis in fermentation, beverage manufacturing, feed mill production and pharmaceutical manufacturing is a benefit to Agspring grain handling and light processing facilities.
Prior to joining ALLTECH, Stanger served in pharmaceutical operations for Coldstream Laboratories and a career in law enforcement with the Lexington-Fayette County Division of Community Corrections in Kentucky and the Wauconda Police Department in Illinois.
Agspring is a multi-dimensional U.S.-based company operating a large elevator and barge operation in Louisiana and Arkansas; an extensive sustainable sourcing infrastructure in Idaho providing more than eight different types of milling-quality wheat serving the milling and food processing industries; gluten-free ingredient supplier; and a third-party transportation services division expediting numerous agricultural, food and beverage products to critical end users.