MSA Safety CEO Nish Vartanian appointed to Federal Reserve post


Mr. Vartanian is one of nine board members of the Pittsburgh Plugged. Members are responsible for providing the Federal Reserve with information about local business conditions and information about their respective industries, as well as helping to identify opportunities to connect the Federal Reserve and the public. Mr. Vartanian’s appointment runs until December 2024.

“This appointment is an honor for me personally, and I look forward to sharing with the Federal Reserve Board our perspective as Pittsburghmanufacturing and technology, as well as insight into trends within the global security industry,” Mr. Vartanian said. Pennsylvania roots, I am also excited about the opportunity to work side-by-side with other local business leaders and share ideas about how our region can benefit from the work and policies of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland in general, and the Pittsburgh branch in particular.”

Mr. Vartanian has over 35 years of experience with MSA and has served the company in various capacities. As CEO, he oversees MSA Americas and MSA International, the company’s two primary business segments, and is responsible for all of MSA’s business initiatives, strategy and operations. He has been a director of MSA since 2017 and was elected CEO in 2018. Under his leadership, MSA has expanded its presence in North America and leveraged its industry-leading technologies to become a global leader in gas detection and safety products. .

In addition to his MSA responsibilities, Mr. Vartanian serves on the Board of Directors of the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) and the Board of Directors of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development (ACCD). ), chairing the infrastructure committee.

About MSA Security

Founded in 1914, MSA Safety Incorporated is the worldwide leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructure. Many MSA products incorporate a combination of advanced electronics, mechanical systems, and materials to protect users from hazardous or life-threatening situations. The company’s full line of products are used by workers around the world in a wide range of markets, including the oil, gas and petrochemical industry, firefighters, the construction industry, mining and construction. ‘army. MSA’s main products include self-contained breathing apparatus, fixed gas and flame detection systems, portable gas detection instruments, industrial head protection products, helmets and protective clothing for firefighters and fall protection devices. With a 2021 turnover of $1.4 billion, MSA employs approximately 5,200 people worldwide. The company is headquartered north of Pittsburgh in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania.and has manufacturing operations in United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America. With more than 40 international locations, MSA generates approximately half of its revenue outside of North America. For more information, visit the MSA website at



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