Justin McElhattan will receive the Serving Leader Award at the Geneva College Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL)/Serving Leaders Conference on Thursday, April 10, 2014. The award, given annually to a person of faith who demonstrates servant-leadership qualities in their life and work, honors McElhattan′s guiding role at Industrial Scientific and its subsidiaries, where he has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since 2010.
As president, McElhattan strategically leads the company in day-to-day operations towards achievement of its mission: to preserve human life on, above, and below the earth.
McElhattan′s career at Industrial Scientific has spanned many positions since his beginning as Manager of Commercial Systems in 1998, and has included the positions of Field Sales Manager, North America; Vice President, Operations; and President & Chief Operating Officer.
McElhattan earned his Bachelor of Science in Environmental Resource Management from The Pennsylvania State University in University Park, PA, and also holds an MBA from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to his work at Industrial Scientific, McElhattan held positions as both a Water/Wastewater Sales & Support Specialist for Sheridan Safety (Dayton, Ohio) and as a Field Sales Representative for SAFECO with a territory in Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
The Serving Leader Award is given annually by the Department of Leadership Studies at Geneva College to a person of faith who represents and lives out the principles described in the book, The Serving Leader, by John Stahl-Wert. They include "building on strength; blazing trails; raising the bar; upending the pyramid, and running to great purpose."
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