The annual award is presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution to safety and health programs in the paper and pulp industry.
A leader in the industry for 36 years, Stigers has dedicated his career to serving as a champion for innovative approaches to operational safety. He is currently responsible for the operation of 32 WestRock mills located in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, India and Brazil and has built an impressive safety-first legacy.
“Tom’s personal commitment to driving meaningful improvements in safety is inspiring,” said James Strange, VP of Safety, WestRock. “We are thrilled that the industry is recognizing Tom’s many contributions over his storied career while also shedding light on the important work of promoting safety throughout our industry.”
Stigers also contributes to a host of industry and community organizations and serves as a member of WestRock’s enterprise-wide Safety Council, an executive committee that identifies improvement opportunities based on trends and recommends strategic direction, policies and standards.