Safety Excellence Horizon Award

Paulo - St. Louis Division

The Missouri Association of Manufacturers Safety Excellence Awards Program was developed to stimulate interest in accident prevention, maintain safe work environments and share best practices. The goal

of the award program is to recognize manufacturing companies and individuals who are making significant contributions to safety, health and/or environmental compliance.


The Missouri Association of Manufacturers are honored to acknowledge the Safety Excellence Horizon Award to Earl Leach.


The Horizon Award recognizes an individual relatively new to the role focused on Health and Safety in Manufacturing. In this new position as the company’s Safety Champion for about a year now, Earl brings a unique perspective of putting safety first while maximizing production.


From his walk-throughs with the safety committee identifying safety issues to creating a user-friendly safety action items log, along with generating valuable data for safety improvement opportunities – Earl has brought safety full circle with the production process. His safety training programs, implemented processes and documentation, and his “Safety First” approach to this organization is what make Earl Leach our 2020 Safety Champion of the Year.