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Environmental Health & Safety Firm Safety Partners, Inc. Names Chesley M. Chen As Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Nov 11, 2013 (Bedford, MA) –– EHS firm Safety Partners, Inc. today announced the appointment of Chesley Chen as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Chesley will oversee operations and strategic planning, including administration, marketing, and service delivery. Safety Partners, Inc., a pioneer in EHS for the life sciences industry, has provided workplace safety and compliance services to more than 275 laboratory and technology companies throughout New England since its founding in 1992.

Chesley brings over three decades of business-building experience across various industries and organizations, and a unique blend of corporate financial management, client relationship building, and executive leadership skill. As Chief Executive Officer of the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry LLC, Chesley led this early-stage, research-based venture to its first-ever profitability.

“Chesley brings a new dimension to Safety Partners,” said Founder and President Denise Aronson. “His expertise in the areas of business vision, growth strategy and corporate planning will help Safety Partners grow while continuing to provide excellent EHS service. Chesley is also a warm leader who demonstrates a keen and thoughtful approach and enjoys rolling up his sleeves to manage day-to-day operations. We’re energized by having an executive of his caliber join our team.”

“I am excited to be part of such a well-regarded organization,” commented Chesley.  “Safety Partners has built a reputation for excellence, providing consistently best-in-class environmental, health and safety consulting for more than 20 years. It’s an honor to join the team.”

Chesley joined Safety Partners from Good Measures LLC, where he was Executive Vice President and where he currently serves as Board Advisor. Chesley holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Tufts, a MS in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT, and a Master of Business Administration form Harvard Business School. He is an industry advisor at the Tufts Gordon Institute.



Safety Partners delivers custom and hands-on workplace safety and compliance services that effectively address the environmental health and safety requirements of life science and lab-based companies.  Since 1992, more than 275 life science and technology firms throughout New England have trusted Safety Partners to deliver customized best-in-class safety programs, training and permitting.

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