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MSA Safety Makes More Executive Changes

Stephanie L. Sciullo was appointed to President of MSA Americas, where she succeeds Steve Blanco, who was recently elected President and COO.

Four weeks after appointing a new company President and Chief Operating Officer, safety products maker MSA Safety announced a new leader for its Americas region and a new legal head.

Stephanie Sciullo

On June 26, MSA announced the promotion of Stephanie L. Sciullo to the position of President, MSA Americas. She succeeds Steve Blanco, who was recently elected President and Chief Operating Officer of the company.

Sciullo will assume responsibility for the company’s business interests in the United States, Canada and Latin America. She will also continue to act as executive sponsor and spokesperson for the company’s corporate social responsibility programs, MSA said.

“Stephanie is a dynamic and highly transformative leader who has helped guide MSA through numerous periods of growth and change,” said Nish Vartanian, MSA Chairman and CEO. “She has helped the company solve some of our most challenging business issues. A person who leads by example, Stephanie is committed to the MSA mission and our customers, and has a deep appreciation for the company’s culture. I am confident she will excel in this new role, executing our strategy to drive continued, profitable growth.”

Richard Roda

MSA also announced that it has elected Richard Roda as its Chief Legal Officer, succeeding Sciullo. Roda, who has worked at MSA for 28 years, most recently served as Deputy General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer. As Vice President, Secretary and Chief Legal Officer, Roda will have responsibility for the company’s global legal function and will report to Vartanian, MSA said.

“I am pleased to announce Rick’s promotion today, as it reflects the level of expertise he has developed throughout his MSA career,” said Vartanian. “For several years, Rick has served as an integral leader across MSA and has helped guide our organization through many periods of change. He has also overseen the legal work related to every MSA acquisition over the past two decades, and he guided efforts that resulted in the modernized legal structure that MSA has in place today. We’re excited to have Rick join our Executive Leadership Team, and I know this will be a seamless transition for him and our entire legal group.”

Steve Blanco

On May 31, MSA announced that Steve Blanco had been elected President and COO by the company’s Board of Directors. Blanco previously served as President of the company’s Americas business segment, a position to which he was appointed in 2017.

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