Geoff Vanderveen, Director of Environment, Health & Safety
Geoff VanderVeen joined AFL in 2017 as the Director, Environment, Health and Safety for AFL Globally. Geoff‘s leadership in this role is reinforced by his over 23 years of Environment, Health and Safety experience.
Prior to joining AFL, he spent 20 years in the Consumer Products industry leading National EHS Teams, Managing multiple site programs and supporting restructuring programs including developing and implementing EHS systems supporting a brownfield redevelopment and relocation project. Focusing on environmental programs such as energy conservation efforts, waste minimization and water reduction projects to conserve resources and the environment we live in. Geoff’s passion for safety and drive to ensure a safe working environment for employees can be seen with a hands on approach coupled with providing business leadership. This coupled with the principle that people are AFL’s greatest resource.
Geoff graduated from Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada from the Industrial Management Program combining Industrial Engineering with Business. He started his career as an Industrial Engineer and quickly transferred these skills into the EHS arena. Expanding his knowledge base by attending Ryerson University for his Health and Safety Certificate and obtaining his designation as a Canadian Registered Safety Professional and a member of the American Society of Safety Professionals.
Outside of work Geoff is very active in the local ice hockey community as an assistant coach for both the Greater Greenville High School hockey team and an Under 18 Tournament team. He is also the Travel Coordinator and member of the board for the Greater Greenville Hockey Association and plays in the Greenville County Recreation Departments adult hockey program. He was born and raised in Burlington, Ontario, about 30 miles west of Toronto.