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Scoular Names New Director of Occupational Safety

February 25, 2019

American agribusiness The Scoular Company recently named Derek Farmer, formerly the health, safety and security manager at engineering company Arconic, as its new Director of Occupational Safety, the firm announced in a recent press release.

Slated to join Scoular on March 4, Farmer will be based out of the company’s Overland Park, KS office and report to Vice President Glen Hofbauer. 

“We’re pleased to have Darek join our company in this new role that underscores our commitment to the health and safety of our employees,” Hofbauer said in a statement. “Safety has always been a priority at Scoular, and we look forward to Derek’s contributions to championing our culture of safety across the company and ensuring that we have a best-in-class safety program.”

The incoming director of occupational safety also held positions at Cargill and Lansing Trade Group. During his tenure at the companies, he was in charge of the safety of several grain elevators and processing sites. 

Farmer was awarded a bachelor’s degree in occupational safety and health from Southeastern Oklahoma State University and is in the process of earning his MBA from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. 

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