Professional of the Year - Insurance/Fire Protection and Safety

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Roy Y. Ditmore

Title: Senior Loss Control Representative, Retired
Industry: Insurance
Type of Organization: Insurance Agency
Major Product/Service: Insurance
Expertise: Mr. Ditmore is retired after over 30 years experience. He was responsible for all lines of insurance, ergonomics and machinery guarding. He also specialized in fire protection and safety. He is experienced in ergonomics, machinery guarding, fire protection, accident investigation, safety program development, industrial hygiene surveys, noise control, and school safety inspections.
Geographic Area of Distribution: National
Affiliations: A.S.S.E.
University/Degree: B.S., Industrial Technology, Tennessee Technological University; C.S.P.; C.P.E.A.; Certified Industrial Audiometric Technician; Certified Defensive Driver Instructor, National Safety Council
Born: July 10, 1940, Etowah, Tennessee
Hobbies/Sports: Hunting, training upland bird hunting dogs, University of Tennessee football, collecting wine
Spouse: Ann Gail Hatfield (dec.0
Married: December 22, 1967
Children: Molly; Granddaughter, Mabel
Work History: Previously, Mr. Ditmore served as a senior loss control representative with the Indiana Insurance Company a Liberty Mutual Regional Markets Company. He was the manager of loss prevention with Employers Protective Insurance Company, and a regional manager safety and loss control with Amerisure/Michigan Mutual Insurance Company. Mr. Ditmore served as a manager of safety and security with Anchor Hocking Glass Container Plant, and was a senior loss control representative with Reliance Insurance Company. He was also a process engineer and production supervisor with Corhart Refractories Company.
Career Accomplishments: Mr. Ditmore supervised workers compensation safety programs for three major interstate builders, one of which went 6,000,000 man hours without a lots time injury. He maintained the lowest WC cost per man hour in a six plant glass container division, and kept accident costs at a minimum for a 3,000 hog processing plant. Mr. Ditmore got a motel chain to upgrade all their swimming pools' fences to 8 feet in height. He upgraded all 50+ year-old dry pipe sprinkler valves in a 600 ton daily glass container plant and new equipment that controlled an arson fire in a paper warehouse. Mr. Ditmore also helped remove asbestos from a container plant, and investigated and recommended usable replacements.