Keller North America has appointed Bryan Schertz to the position of Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Director.

In his new role as the HSE Director for Keller NA, Schertz will oversee, manage and implement Keller’s corporate environmental, health and safety plan, Think Safe, to ensure the safe working practices of more than 3,900 employees continent-wide.

Prior to his new appointment, Schertz served as the safety director for Hayward Baker Inc., one of the seven Keller NA companies, since 2003. In turn, Hayward Baker now welcomes Will Brown into the role of Safety Director for Hayward Baker.

“We are pleased to welcome Bryan and Will to these important posts,” says John Rubright, managing director for Keller NA. “The employees of Keller North America are proud of our Think Safe program, and we have made great strides in recent years. Our goal remains to reduce our incidents to zero. We are confident that the appointments of Bryan and Will are important additional steps in this journey to zero incidents.”

Schertz has been a leading force in Hayward Baker’s and then Keller NA’s safety initiatives. He has 25 years of experience in construction, consulting, industrial hygiene and safety management, and is a certified safety professional (CSP).

On Sept. 28, 2015, Will Brown stepped into the role of safety director for Hayward Baker Inc. Brown holds a master’s degree in safety and health from Marshall University, is a CSP and has 20 years of safety management experience.

Brown’s prior experience includes two years as a senior loss control consultant and 18 years in general construction, most recently as a safety manager in the Washington D.C. metro area.

Bryan Schertz and Will Brown are both located at Keller NA and Hayward Baker’s corporate headquarters in Hanover, Md.

Hayward Baker has worked in ground modification and site improvement for 60 years, and offers a range of foundation support and rehabilitation services. For more information, visit

Keller North America is part of the Keller Group of companies, the world’s largest geotechnical construction company with permanent offices in more than 40 countries. To learn more, go to