Danos Names Field Employee of the Year

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Danos is pleased to announce that Joel Ontiveros has been named 2016 Field Employee of the Year. The award is presented each year to a field employee who best embodies the company’s core purpose and values.

Ontiveros has been a safety technician with Danos for more than three years. In this role, he provides expert safety leadership and supervision to workers on job sites in a wide range of environments. In addition to acting as a liason between the company’s headquarters and its workers in the field, Ontiveros is known for being an active safety mentor and engaged member of the field team.

“Joel is one of our most trusted field safety supervisors,” said Mark Danos, vice president of project services. “His dedication as a mentor and his hands-on approach has significantly impacted the teams he engages with and ultimately contributed to Danos achieving the lowest total recordable incident rate in company history in 2016.”

With more than 18 years of experience in the industry, Ontiveros brings a broad base of knowledge and expertise to his work. As a field safety technician, he is called upon to both conduct and supervise a variety of audits, checks and inspections. He also manages internal safety reporting procedures, ensuring important safety information is communicated between the major project job sites and headquarters. His fluency in both English and Spanish is a particular asset on the job site.

Ontiveros is a native of Grand Rapids, Mich., who has lived in Kaplan, La. for the past 18 years. He was nominated for the award by coworkers who praised his outstanding commitment to the company’s high-performance culture and core values. A committee comprising past winners reviewed the nominations and selected Ontiveros as the 2016 winner.