Matt Airhart to Succeed John Damgaard as VelocityEHS CEO

CHICAGO, Sept. 15, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VelocityEHS®, the global leader in enterprise EHS & ESG software solutions, announces Matt Airhart, President, will succeed John Damgaard as CEO effective January 1, 2024.

A veteran with more than 23 years in the EHS software industry, Airhart has been with VelocityEHS in various leadership roles since co-founding one of the company’s core acquisitions. “I look forward to expanding my role with this exceptional team,” said Airhart. “VelocityEHS has a deep bench of dedicated professionals and committed customers. Together we are making workplaces safe, sustainable, and more resilient. I thank John for his leadership and guidance over the last three years, and I am honored to continue our shared vision for the evolution, growth, and success of VelocityEHS.”

John Damgaard will remain with the company as Executive Chairman and serve as a resource to Airhart and the executive leadership team on strategic matters going forward. “We are a very different company than we were just three short years ago and much of that progress has been made possible by the exceptional leadership of our President, Matt Airhart,” said Damgaard. “We could not have come so far so quickly, and we would not be so well positioned for the future without him. He is a consummate professional and a pleasure to work with. This transition has been long-planned and I am very pleased to see Matt step up to the challenge of leading the preeminent global EHS & ESG solution provider.” 

“John has created tremendous value for VelocityEHS employees, customers, and shareholders. He has guided this seamless succession plan, skillfully equipping Matt for success in the role of CEO. We thank John for his dedication to meeting his objectives and we look forward to welcoming both Matt and John in their new roles at VelocityEHS,” said Aaron Dupuis, VelocityEHS Chairman and Managing Partner at CVC Capital.

About VelocityEHS

Relied on by more than 10 million users worldwide to drive operational excellence and achieve outstanding outcomes, VelocityEHS is the global leader in true SaaS enterprise EHS & ESG technology. The VelocityEHS Accelerate® Platform is the definitive gold-standard, delivering best-in-class software solutions for managing:

  • ESG
  • Safety
  • Industrial Ergonomics
  • Control of Work
  • Health
  • Operational Risk
  • Environmental Compliance

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 2023 Green Quadrant Analysis—VelocityEHS is committed to industry thought leadership and to accelerating the pace of innovation through its software solutions and vision. Its privacy and security protocols, which include SOC2 Type II attestation, are among the most stringent in the industry.

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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