DEP Southeast District Presents First Superior Excellence Distinction (S.E.D.) Award to Triumph Aerospace Structures

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DEP Southeast District Presents First Superior Excellence Distinction (S.E.D.) Award to
Triumph Aerospace Structures  

~Outstanding environmental practices highlighted during Southeast District Open House~

SED Award

Pictured from left to right: Jennifer Smith, DEP Southeast District director; Nick Drazic, general manager of Triumph Aerospace Structures - Stuart; and Dana Blackburn, Triumph Environmental, Safety and Health.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Today, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Southeast District recognized Triumph Aerospace Structures in Stuart for outstanding environmental stewardship and its exemplary commitment to implementing environmental management policies.  

“On behalf of DEP and the State of Florida, I am thrilled to recognize Triumph Aerospace Structures for their environmental stewardship. They have demonstrated significant and measurable achievements that provide a direct benefit to the environment,” said Jennifer Smith, director of DEP’s Southeast District. “Triumph actively promotes environmentally responsible practices, which in turn helps us to better accomplish our goal of protecting Florida’s natural resources.”  

Representatives from Triumph Aerospace Structures were on hand to accept the award. "Triumph’s Stuart location is honored that this award acknowledges our unwavering dedication to environmental safety, which includes assigning a senior level manager to spearhead all environmental activities each month," said Nick Drazic, general manager of Triumph Aerospace Structures - Stuart. "Dana Blackburn from Triumph Environmental, Safety and Health has been instrumental in getting management and employees involved to maintain our high level of environmental stewardship, and we are proud that our collective efforts have been noticed by the Florida DEP.”

The award was presented during the district’s annual open house aimed at growing the community’s awareness of the agency’s mission, increasing communication and developing collaborative relationships with the community. Southeast District staff enjoyed welcoming customers and stakeholders throughout the region to the open house. Over 150 people attended representing local government, industry, utilities and more. Guests were invited to meet the district’s staff and Director Jennifer Smith. Permitting and compliance experts from each of the district's regulatory programs – waste, air, water and environmental resources – were on hand to answer questions and provide information about their respective programs.

Triumph Aerospace Structures is the first organization to be recognized under the Southeast District’s new Superior Excellence Distinction Award Program. The program was developed to support DEP’s vision of creating strong community partnerships, safeguarding Florida’s natural resources and enhancing its ecosystems.