(L-R) NBBI Executive Director, Joel Amato, and Chuck Withers
Former NBBI Assistant Executive Director-Technical, Chuck Withers, was the recipient of the C. O. Myers Safety Award on May 4, 2022, at the General Meeting. This award, the highest honor bestowed by the National Board, is named for its founder, C. O. Myers, and is given to an individual who has made significant contributions to safety within the boiler and pressure vessel industry.
Withers began his career in the US Navy as nuclear machinist mate and qualified engine room supervisor. He went on to work for Hartford Steam Boiler and then for Kemper Insurance Company before becoming the chief boiler inspector of Colorado. Afterwards, he served as a senior staff engineer for the National Board and then the assistant executive director-technical.