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Phil Gothe to lead Technical Safety BC

January 26, 2022  By Anthony Capkun



January 26, 2022* – Technical Safety BC’s board of directors announced the appointment of Phil Gothe as president and lead executive officer, effective January 13.

“I am delighted to welcome Phil as the next president and LEO of Technical Safety BC,” said George Abbott, board chair. “His wealth of leadership experience and his commitment to collaboration and safety innovation make him uniquely qualified to lead this organization into the future.”

Prior to accepting this appointment, Gothe served on Technical Safety BC’s executive team for the past 12 years, most recently as vice president, Operations and Client Experience.

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“I am deeply committed to Technical Safety BC’s mandate and vision of Safe Technical Systems. Everywhere,” said Gothe. “We have made great strides in enhancing safety capabilities in recent years, and I look forward to empowering and mobilizing clients, partners, and stakeholders across the province to improve safety for all British Columbians.”

Gothe succeeds Catherine Roome, who announced in July she will be leaving.

“Driven by a unique combination of a vision for the future and a commitment to people, she will leave behind a remarkable legacy of innovation for the organization to build upon and increased safety for all British Columbians,” Abbott added.

Technical Safety BC is an independent, self-funded organization that oversees the safe installation and operation of technical systems and equipment in the Province of British Columbia.

* Originally published December 6, 2021. Updated January 26 with video.


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