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ACRT Services Has Named Keith Pancake and Jeremiah Danielson as New Safety Managers

December 2, 2019

ACRT Services Has Named Keith Pancake and Jeremiah Danielson as New Safety Managers

December 2, 2019 Stow, OH The ACRT Services family of companies — ACRT, ACRT Pacific, and Bermex offer expert, independent consulting solutions to utilities and associated organizations throughout the United States, including vegetation management consultation and training, customized safety courses, technology solutions, and utility metering services. An employee-owned organization that focuses on empowering employees, customers, and the communities they serve, ACRT Services is proud to announce Keith Pancake and Jeremiah Danielson have been named as safety managers.

Keith Pancake
Keith Pancake

Prior to joining ACRT, Pancake worked as a professional arborist for various companies, including his own. He was with ACRT from 2000–2002 and returned in December 2014. Pancake has served ACRT in a variety of roles, including consulting utility forester and most recently operations manager. He also served on the Ready Force team — a group of specialized employees that support utilities and other organizations with disaster response, emergency projects, and more.

As the newly promoted safety manager, Pancake will be responsible for promoting and developing a world-class culture of safety across the ACRT Services enterprise. He will be the designated safety manager for ACRT and Bermex.

“The potential to save lives and drive changes to make our industry a safer one is something I’m passionate about,” Pancake said. “ACRT Services has always been a safety-focused organization, and I look forward to continuing that tradition while adding new innovation and safety measures to further reduce incidents and protect our people, our clients, and the customers they serve.”

Pancake is an ISA Certified Arborist and Utility Specialist, National Safety Council Defensive Driving Instructor, New Hampshire Certified Arborist, Licensed Pesticide Applicator, New Hampshire Arborist Association member, and Utility Arborist Association (UAA) member. He serves the New Hampshire Arborist Association as a board member and sits on the UAA Safety Committee. In 2018, Pancake was recognized by the UAA with their Silver Shield Award for his ongoing efforts to influence and promote a safety culture at every turn.
Pancake holds a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from Tennessee Technological University and a Bachelor of Arts in Geography from Keene State College. 

“We’re excited to promote Keith to safety manager after having shown for years the drive for finding better solutions in our industry. We look forward to seeing how his passion for safety will have an impact on making our organization safer than ever,” said Troy Ross, executive vice president of operations at ACRT Services.

In addition to Pancake, Jeremiah Danielson has joined ACRT Pacific — a division of ACRT Services focusing exclusively on California utilities — as the new safety manager.

Jeremiah Danielson
Jeremiah Danielson

Danielson brings 16 years of experience as a health and safety professional to ACRT Pacific. His experience in safety management has included work with the U.S. government, municipalities, and large corporations. Having served in the United States Navy for seven years, Danielson had the honor of serving as a casket bearer and cordon during former President Nixon’s funeral and was designated to numerous assignments at the White House, Pentagon, Capitol Building, and Arlington National Cemetery, including ceremonies for President Clinton and other visitors to the United States.  

“Safety has always been a priority to me, and leadership is something I know I will bring to ACRT Pacific in this role,” Danielson said. “With my long track record including high leverage work and situations in health and safety with the United States military, I am looking forward to this new challenge.”

Danielson holds a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health Technology from the University of Akron and a Master of Science in Environmental Policy & Management from American Military University.

“We are thrilled to add Jeremiah as safety manager for ACRT Pacific. His professional experience will be instrumental in furthering our safety efforts. We are glad to have him join our team and are excited for the contributions he will bring,” said Brian Joiner, president of ACRT Pacific.

About ACRT Services

ACRT Services and its family of brands offer expert independent consulting solutions to utilities and associated organizations throughout the United States, including vegetation management consulting, arborist training, customized safety courses, technology solutions, utility metering services, and more. ACRT Services is an employee-owned organization that supports three wholly-owned subsidiaries — ACRT, ACRT Pacific, and Bermex. To learn more about ACRT Services, visit careers.acrt.com.

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ACRT Services Staff

ACRT Services offers independent consulting solutions to utilities and associated organizations throughout the U.S., including vegetation management consulting, arborist training, customized safety courses, technology solutions, utility metering services, and more to empower the best people in the industry.