Unending Passion for Excavation Safety
KARIN STRUB HAS BEEN INVOLVED, AND ENTRENCHED, IN DAMAGE PREVENTION AND EXCAVATION SAFETY FOR THE PAST NINE YEARS. SHE JOINED THE INDUSTRY IN 2014 IN THE MARKETING DEPARTMENT AT RHINO MARKING & PROTECTION SYSTEMS.
Since then, Karin brought her passion and skills to Infrastructure Resources (now Excavation Safety Alliance). She served as Editorial Assistant on Damage Prevention Professional, Managing Editor of dp-PRO and recently as VP of Communications on Excavation Safety Magazine (ESM).
Regardless of her title, Karin’s role, work ethic and sincere passion for the mission and for people have had a positive impact on the industry.
“Karin was an amazing ambassador for the company and the industry,” said Scott Landes, ESM Publisher. “She met and connected with countless individuals in the industry and was fantastic at identifying speakers, authors and partners for the magazine and the Global Excavation Safety Conference.”
Those who worked with Karin over the years describe her as passionate, loyal, genuine, detailed, committed, outgoing and first-class. “She was always your ‘go-to’ person if you needed information on almost anything or if you wanted a suggestion on who to connect with for a project,” said Excavation Safety Alliance’s Whitney Price.
Karin was involved in, and collaborated with, many different industry organizations such as the Coastal and Marine Operators Pipeline Industry Initiative, American Society of Safety Professionals, Pipeline Association for Public Awareness, Pipeline Task Force, UUMPT and CCGA Education Committee to name a few. Her involvement was almost 24/7 and in her “spare” time she promoted damage prevention and excavation safety on LinkedIn.
"Karin was an amazing ambassador for the company and the industry. She met and connected with countless individuals in the industry and was fantastic at identifying speakers, authors and partners for the magazine and the Global Excavation Safety Conference.”
Karin’s passion and commitment to excellence elevated the content in Excavation Safety Magazine and the Excavation Safety Guide as well as their standing within the industry. “Karin has promoted damage prevention by including all stakeholders and providing a voice for change,” said Kelley Heinz, Senior Claims Case Manager, Damage Prevention for ComEd. "Karin has always been a great moderator for the Town Halls, providing input and ideas that help the damage prevention industry."
“Karin holds herself to a high standard and challenges the status quo in a continual effort to make things better,” Price added. “She is a connector, both on the job and through her dedication to help non-profit organizations fulfill their mission.”
Karin has spent years researching and selecting Damage Prevention Hero’s for the magazine. And now she more than deserves to be up there with those in the industry who have gone above and beyond to promote damage prevention and excavation safety.