MSA Safety announces Richard Roda as new Chief Legal Officer

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MSA Safety welcomes Richard Roda as Chief Legal Officer

MSA Safety has named Richard Roda as its new Chief Legal Officer.

Roda steps into the shoes of Stephanie Sciullo, who recently became President of the company’s Americas business segment.

Richard Roda: a seasoned MSA Safety professional

With a robust 28-year stint at the company, Roda has a well-rounded knowledge of MSA Safety. His latest role was as Deputy General Counsel, Secretary, and Chief Compliance Officer.

In his new position, Roda will be in charge of the company’s worldwide legal operations and will report directly to Nish Vartanian, MSA Chairman and CEO.

Vartanian remarked on the promotion: “I am pleased to announce Rick’s promotion today, as it reflects the level of expertise he has developed throughout his MSA career.”

He added: “Rick has served as an integral leader across MSA and has helped guide our organisation through many periods of change.

“He guided efforts that resulted in the modernized legal structure that MSA has in place today. We’re excited to have Rick join our Executive Leadership Team.”

Roda’s MSA journey began in 1995, just after he graduated from Westminster College with an English degree. Starting off in Customer Service, he played many roles across sales support and product technical support.

A law degree from Duquesne University Law School in 2001 marked his transition into the company’s legal team.

Roda’s diverse roles and achievements within MSA Safety

Throughout his legal career with MSA, Roda has proven his versatility by handling roles focused on transactional, corporate legal and securities law functions.

As Chief Compliance Officer, he was the force behind the company’s ethics and compliance program.

Roda will continue to work from MSA’s global headquarters in Cranberry Township, Pa.

IFSJ Comment

This appointment signifies MSA Safety’s commitment to internal growth and stability. Roda’s wealth of experience within the company and his deep understanding of its inner workings will undoubtedly benefit MSA Safety’s legal operations on a global scale.

About MSA Safety

Established in 1914, MSA Safety Incorporated is the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products and solutions that protect people and facility infrastructures. 

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