Matthew Gerstung Joins Schimenti as Director of Corporate Safety to Lead Firmwide Safety Programs

Matthew Gerstung

By May 14, 2024People

Matthew Gerstung, a recognized safety leader in the construction industry, has joined Schimenti as Director of Corporate Safety. Bringing over 17 years of experience, Matthew will lead the safety team, enforcing industry-wide safety standards and policies to ensure the well-being of all workers onsite. His addition to Schimenti’s Leadership Team emphasizes the company’s uncompromising dedication to a “Think Safe. Work Safe. Live Safe.” culture of safety.

Matthew is committed to proactively planning, directing, and implementing Schimenti’s corporate safety program to create a safe, healthy, and accident-free work environment while mitigating risks across the organization. Additionally, he will oversee the management of safety and risk associated with projects and company operations, develop strategy, lead all aspects of safety management systems, and provide departmental leadership.


Matthew’s vast experience and dedication to the highest safety standards make him an outstanding addition to our team. Our number one priority is ensuring every team member’s safe and secure return to their loved ones each day, and we have complete confidence that Matthew will be instrumental in supporting these core principles at Schimenti.

– Daniel Barry, Vice President of Operations


Prior to joining Schimenti, Matthew served as the Business Unit Safety Manager at Gilbane, where he played a central role in enhancing safety protocols and ensuring compliance with various regulatory bodies, including the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB), Department of Transportation (DOT), NYC Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP), Metro Transit Authority (MTA), Fire Department of New York City (FDNY), and OSHA.

Matthew holds notable certifications, including CSP (Certified Safety Professional), CHST (Construction Health and Safety Technician), CRIS (Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist), and LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional).


I am honored to join Schimenti Construction, an organization that places such a high value on the safety and well-being of its people. My main focus will be sustaining and supporting a company culture prioritizing safety. Together, we will work diligently to achieve a safety goal of zero injuries and zero-time loss due to accidents.

–  Matthew Gerstung, Director of Corporate Safety


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