William M. Lambert, '80 MD ET
President and CEO
Mine Safety Appliances Company
MSA was established in 1914 and is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MSA). With sales of $1.2 billion and operations in 42 locations around the world, MSA is a global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of products that protect people’s health and safety. MSA safety products typically integrate any combination of electronics, mechanical systems and advanced materials to protect users against hazardous or life threatening situations. MSA’s comprehensive line of safety products are used by workers around the world in the energy sector, fire service, mining, construction and utility industries, as well as the military. MSA’s broad product offering includes self-contained breathing apparatus, or SCBAs, gas masks, fixed gas and flame detection instruments, hand held gas detection instruments and sensors, head protection products, respirators, thermal imaging cameras and fall protection products.
As President and Chief Executive Officer of MSA, Mr. Lambert, 55, oversees
Mr. Lambert is a past chairman of the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) of Arlington, Va. He also is a Trustee of the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI), Chairman of the Senator John Heinz History Center of Western PA, president of the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, a director of the American Red Cross of Southwestern Pennsylvania, and serves on the business board of advisors to Carnegie-Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business and Penn State Harrisburg.
Mr. Lambert received a master’s degree in industrial administration from Carnegie Mellon University in 1990. He earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Penn State University in 1980 and is a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania (inactive status).
A lifelong resident of Pittsburgh, Mr. Lambert is married with two adult children and resides in Cranberry Township, Pa. He is an avid golfer, snow skier, snowboarder, and recreational bicycler, and serves as an elder in his church.