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March 18, 2021

College Hires Ruiz as Safety and Emergency Planning Coordinator

 

Moreno Valley College announced the hiring of Tony Ruiz, III, as the College Safety and Emergency Planning Coordinator.

Tony Ruiz

An award-winning professional, Ruiz has a background in security, emergency management and as a safety administrator, and 30-plus years in managing integrated enterprise security and safety systems.

"We are excited to welcome Tony, especially as the College continues its plan to return to face-to-face instruction in the fall," Majd Askar, interim vice president of Business Services, said. "The safety of students, staff and faculty has been and will remain paramount as we continue to emerge from the pandemic shutdown. The addition of Tony to our staff will enable the College to maintain a safe educational and a secure work environment."

Ruiz has worked for the city of San Diego, TaylorMade Golf and most recently for Amazon. At Amazon, he served in the role of Environmental Health & Safety specialist and site safety manager of a fulfillment center and delivery stations, coordinating and implementing areas of the Global Safety Program. He regularly conducted safety inspection audits to assure compliance with Amazon and OSHA standards.

As the Safety, Security & Environmental Health supervisor with TaylorMade Golf Company, Ruiz assisted in implementing, developing, and overseeing the enterprise-wide security and safety programs as well as asset protection, guard-force management, and crisis and emergency response. He also administered the safety and health programs for the company, while overseeing the Environmental Waste Safety Program.

For 15 years, Ruiz served the city of San Diego as its Emergency Management coordinator, overseeing the Emergency Operation Center and Security Operations Center which included crisis management, operation of the two centers for emergency operations, and safety and security risk assessments for 225 city facilities.

"We have all had challenges this past year that we had to meet and endure," Ruiz said. "I am excited and look forward to working with the MVC team to meet the challenges, especially as we welcome back students. The goal is to have students, staff and faculty in a safe learning environment ensuring education opportunities continue. I feel confident that by working together this goal can be accomplished and serve as an example to others."

 

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