Ron Hanson joined Safety Management Group in 1994 and is the Vice President of Operations. He provides support for the Company’s Legal, Accounting, Business Development, Recruiting, Human Resources, and Information Technology areas.
Ron received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Safety Management from Indiana State University in 1993 and held the designation of Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals from 2001-2015. He served as the Secretary/ Treasurer for the Indiana Subcontractors Association (ISA) from 2012-2015 and was on the Board of Directors from 2008-2015. Previously he served on the Board of Directors for the Metro Indianapolis Construction Coalition for Safety (MICCS).
During his first years with the organization, Ron assisted with management of the Owner Controlled Insurance Program (OCIP) for a large pharmaceutical conglomerate in Lafayette, IN and Indianapolis, IN. During this time he was responsible for the safe construction of a $300 million Laboratory Process Expansion, a $71 million Laboratory Building, and over $250 million in related maintenance projects at both facilities. From 2002-2005, Ron managed the safe delivery of a $500 million project that included a chemical pilot plant, biotechnical research laboratory and an administrative building for a global pharmaceutical company based in Indianapolis.
In addition to the pharmaceutical OCIP projects, Ron oversaw the construction safety of the $198 million Conseco Fieldhouse and Virginia Avenue Parking Structure for the City of Indianapolis.
Over his career, Ron has also been involved with numerous projects involving the automobile industry for clients such as Honda, Toyota, Navistar, Mitsubishi, Johnson Controls, and many other related clients and suppliers throughout the country. Several of these projects involved press, die cast, and robotics installations and overhauls.
Ron is married and has two daughters. His interests include the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis 500, golfing and spending time with his family.