Having joined Roco in August 2019 as a CSRT Crew Member, Chris McGlynn quickly progressed to CSRT Crew Chief and Safety Specialist before being promoted to Director at Roco Rescue. He is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) through the Board of Certified Safety Professional as well as a Certified Confined Space and Rope Rescue Technician, and a Nationally Registered Paramedic. Chris also has a bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety and Health from Columbia Southern University.
Chris currently serves as Director of Safety Services, a division comprised of highly trained and experienced safety specialists who provide on-site safety services to industrial facilities and major turnaround projects. In addition to his role with Safety Services, Chris also oversees all corporate safety initiatives, ensuring that employees at Roco have the tools and training that they need to do their work safely and effectively. Finally, Chris serves as the VPP Coordinator for Roco, continuing Roco’s long-standing commitment to excellence in safety and health. Roco has been an OSHA VPP Star Worksite since 2013.
According to Chris, “Roco’s mission is to provide rescue and safety services while keeping safety and quality as top priorities. Roco’s commitment to safety ensures that the best rescue is one that never happens – taking a proactive approach to preventing accidents from ever occurring.”
When asked about the most rewarding part of his job, Chris responded, “Prior to my time with Roco, I spent 12 years as a paramedic, responding to the horrific aftermath of accidents. With Roco, I have the ability to be an integral part of preventing accidents from ever happening! There is no greater satisfaction or reward than seeing everyone go home at the end of the shift in the same way they showed up.”
Chris and his family live in Belair Cove, near Ville Platte, Louisiana. Chris is happily married to Alexis McGlynn, his wife of 11 years. They have three wonderful children (Alyssa, Rhett, and Sadie).
When asked what he enjoys outside of work, Chris stated, “I’m a musician. I’ve always been musically inclined and can play many different instruments.” He added, “I’m also a smoked meat connoisseur; as a hobby, I enjoy making my own sausage, Tasso and other smoked / Cajun style meats.” Aside from that, Chris enjoys anything outdoors (hunting, fishing, camping, etc.) Above all else, he says, “I enjoy spending time with my family!”
 Tasso – from the Cajun dictionary, Tasso is smoked, spiced, and cured meat from a hog – a specialty of south Louisiana cuisine.