MSA Safety Incorporated develops, manufactures, and supplies safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures in the oil, gas, petrochemical, fire service, construction, industrial manufacturing applications, utilities, military, and mining industries in North America, Latin America, and internationally. The company's core product offerings include permanently installed fixed gas and flame detection instruments, such as permanently installed gas detection monitoring systems, and flame detectors and open-path infrared gas detectors, as well as replacement components and related services to detect the presence or absence of various gases in the air. Its core product offerings also comprise breathing apparatus products, such as self-contained breathing apparatus; hand-held portable gas detection instruments; industrial head protection products; firefighter helmets and protective apparel; and fall protection equipment, including confined space equipment, harnesses, lanyards, and self-retracting lifelines, as well as engineered systems. In addition, the company offers air-purifying respirators, eye and face protection products, ballistic helmets, and gas masks. It serves distributors and end-users through indirect and direct sales channels. The company offers its product under the V-Gard, Cairns, and Gallet brand names. MSA Safety Incorporated was founded in 1914 and is based in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania.
MSA Safety was founded in 1914 by George H. Deike, a mechanical engineer and an entrepreneur dedicated to protecting the lives and health of industrial workers. In the early 1900s, workers around the world had few protections to guard against industrial accidents, and many suffered severe injuries — or even death — from falling from heights or exposure to toxic gases. Deike’s pioneering work and focus on safety products changed that.
That men and women may work in safety and that they, their families, and their communities may live in health throughout the world.
At MSA, we are focused on our vision of an injury and incident-free world. We strive to provide innovative safety solutions to create a world of safety – to protect each and everyone who puts themselves in harm’s way to protect us all.
Mr. Bob Willem Leenen (Sr. VP & Pres of MSA International)
Mr. Lee B. McChesney (Sr. VP & CFO)
Mr. Markus H. Weber (Chief Information Officer & VP)
Mr. David B. McArthur (VP of Global Marketing & Chief Customer Officer)
Mr. Chris Hepler (Exec. Director of Corp. Devel.)
Ms. Elyse Lorenzato CPA (Director of Investor Relations)
Ms. Glennis A. Williams (VP & Chief HR Officer)
Recognition and Awards
MSA has been recognized for its innovative products and commitment to safety throughout the years. It has won numerous awards, including being recognized as one of Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies five years in a row and as one of Fortune’s most admired companies.