Carl Byrd

Health, Safety, and Environment Audit Manager, Salt Lake City, UT

In 1985, following two stints as a summer intern, I began my first “real job”. My intent was to work for a year or so, and then return to college with enough savings to not have to work part-time. That never happened. Instead I was trained and mentored by fellow employees and managers, eventually returned to school while working using a tuition reimbursement program, learned the importance of working safely every day, was given opportunities for advancement I never imagined, relocated twice, continued to be trained and mentored, and worked with and for great people who kept encouraging and challenging me to better myself and keep growing. As I embark on my latest opportunity with Dyno Nobel, I realize again that I still have my “dream job”, 34 years later.