Corporate Citizenship

MSA Helps Across the World

When disaster strikes, MSA has a history of responding quickly – sending equipment and safety expertise when and where it’s needed most. When a massive earthquake and resulting tsunami hit Japan in 2011, MSA sent thousands of air-purifying respirators to help protect emergency responders and clean-up workers from possible nuclear radiation at the stricken Fukushima power plant.

When millions of gallons of oil spilled from the Deepwater Horizon oil rig into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, MSA helped protect clean-up workers by sending many of our products, including respirators, multi-gas detectors, and hard hats to the disaster scene.

And immediately following the 9/11 terrorist attacks , MSA shipped more than $3 million of safety equipment, including thermal imaging cameras, hard hats, and respirators to disaster sites in New York City and Washington, D.C. – within 24 hours of the attacks. MSA associates at Ground Zero worked almost continuously for months afterwards, providing on-site support and product training.

MSA actively supports many philanthropic groups through our associates and the MSA Charitable Foundation, and our annual contributions to the United Way total nearly $1 million.

This support is simply part of who we are and what we do. We aim to help workers throughout the world, but we believe our position as the global leader in safety provides us with a unique opportunity to improve safety, and improve lives, around the world.

MSA's Corporate Commitment

As the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people's lives, MSA has built a strong legacy of protecting the health, safety and well-being of people all over the world. And that legacy does not end with our customers. From our founding in 1914, MSA has stepped forward to provide financial support and vitally needed safety equipment to assist in recovery and clean-up efforts following natural disasters. In addition, through our associates and through the MSA Charitable Foundation, we actively support a broad range of philanthropic organizations and we work hard to give back to the communities where we operate. It’s part of who we are and what we do, and as long as we are in business we will continue to strive to make the world safer, one person at a time.

MSA Charitable Foundation

MSA has a long history of strengthening the lives of our neighbors in the communities in which we operate. Through the MSA Charitable Foundation, MSA provides the resources to help support the volunteer efforts of our associates as well as programs that promote healthy living, enrich young minds, and enhance our communities.

Through the MSA Charitable Foundation, MSA Supports:

United Way

For more than 90 years, MSA has been a vital stakeholder in the Pittsburgh area and surrounding communities. Over the years, MSA and its associates have consistently provided outstanding support to the United Way. So much that on June 29, 2006, the United Way of Allegheny County presented MSA with the United Way Hall of Fame Award at PNC Park to recognize our outstanding and long-term commitment to supporting United Way programs. MSA joined Giant Eagle as one of only two Pittsburgh companies inducted into he United Way's Hall of Fame in 2006.


We are proud to support the communities in which we live and work – and we believe it is an essential part of good corporate citizenship. Whether MSA is assisting in rebuilding homes in our community or sponsoring learning initiatives in local schools, when we can contribute to causes in our own back yard, MSA’s "culture of pitching in" takes on a very special meaning.

Management Commitment

Bill Lambert,  Chairman, President and CEO

  • Trustee and former Chairman, International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA)
  • Trustee, Manufacturers Alliance (MAPI)
  • Director, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera
  • Director, American Red Cross of Southwestern Pennsylvania
  • Director, Penn State Harrisburg
  • Director, Senator John Heinz History Center

Ron Herring,  Senior Vice President and President, MSA International

  • Member International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA)
  • Vice Chairman, Safety Equipment Institute (SEI)

Kerry Bove,  Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer

  • Member, Industrial Safety Equipment Association (ISEA)
  • Member, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

Paul Uhler,  Vice President, Global Human Resources and Corporate Communications

  • Former Board Member, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
    • Corporate Chairman, Annual Walk-For-A-Cure
  • Former Director, American Lung Association
    • Board Member, the Mid-Atlantic Region
  • Former Member, The Association for Manufacturing Excellence, Inc.
  • Former Member, The Manufacturers Alliance
  • Former Member, The Manufacturing Executive Forum
  • Member, The Society of Human Resource Management
  • Member, Manufacturers Alliance (MAPI)
  • Pittsburgh Human Resources Executives Forum

Markus Weber, Vice President and Chief Information Officer

  • Member, PA Chamber of Commerce
  • Trustee, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre (PBT)
  • Member, Manufacturers Alliance (MAPI)
  • Member, German-American Business Circle of Pittsburgh (GABC)
  • Member, The Greater Pittsburgh CIO Group
  • Member, Governing Body Leadership Team for the CIO Executive Summit for the Pittsburgh Region
  • Advisory Council Member, Premier CIO Forum & Executive IT Summit
  • Member, Pittsburgh Chapter, German American Chamber of Commerce

Doug McClaine, Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel

  • Co-Founder, Allegheny County Mock Trial Program
  • Trustee, Butler Health System Foundation
  • Chairman, Compensation Committee, Butler Health System

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