VelocityEHS Names New CIO to its Senior Leadership Team

CHICAGO, Sept. 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VelocityEHS, the global leader in cloud-based environmental, health, safety (EHS) and environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) software, is pleased to announce that Bill Blount has joined the company as its Chief Information Officer (CIO), effective immediately. In this role, Blount will provide strategic IT leadership and direction around internal systems, security, compliance and cloud operations to advance innovation and operational excellence throughout the organization.

Blount joins VelocityEHS with a 30-year track record of building collaborative, high-functioning teams in rapidly growing companies. He is known for a people-first approach that delivers consistent value through highly scalable and resilient digital solutions. In addition to serving as a consultant for a diverse roster of clients, including the United States Department of Health and Human Services, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and Oracle Corporation, he directed operational successes for notable companies like PayFlex, where, as CIO, he led the company’s post-acquisition integration into Aetna.

“We are thrilled to welcome Bill to the VelocityEHS Executive Team,” said John Damgaard, CEO of VelocityEHS. “As we grow and scale, it's vital that we optimize our systems and processes to stay ahead of the rapidly evolving needs of the marketplace. Bill’s vast industry knowledge, leadership and vision will play a fundamental role in supporting our customers as they look to VelocityEHS to gain competitive advantages and meet their own aggressive goals for growth and sustainability.”

“I am excited to join VelocityEHS and work with such a tremendously talented team,” said Blount. “In a world of rapidly changing technology, companies require smarter and more secure digital resources to drive business agility and competitive differentiation. It's a unique and exciting time to take on this role and help advance the company’s innovative capabilities.”

This new key leadership role comes on the heels of the recent launch of the VelocityEHS Accelerate® Platform. Designed from the ground up relying on EHS expertise, best practices and elegant design, the platform helps users to solve complex issues in simple and effective ways. With the largest customer base on a single EHS software platform, VelocityEHS delivers peak performance and gold-standard solutions for EHS, ESG and operational excellence that cannot be found elsewhere. 

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About VelocityEHS
Trusted by more than 20,000 customers worldwide, VelocityEHS is the global leader in true SaaS enterprise EHS technology. Through the VelocityEHS Accelerate® Platform, the company helps global enterprises drive operational excellence by delivering best-in-class capabilities for health, safety, environmental compliance, training, operational risk and environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG). The VelocityEHS team includes unparalleled industry expertise, with more certified experts in health, safety, industrial hygiene, ergonomics, sustainability, the environment, AI, and machine learning than any EHS software provider. Recognized by the EHS industry’s top independent analysts as a Leader in the Verdantix 2021 Green Quadrant Analysis—VelocityEHS is committed to industry thought leadership and to accelerating the pace of innovation through its software solutions and vision.

VelocityEHS is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with locations in Ann Arbor, Michigan; Tampa, Florida; Oakville, Ontario; London, England; Perth, Western Australia; and Cork, Ireland. For more information, visit

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