Safety Director

Mike Nielsen

Mike has more than 30 years of experience in implementing loss prevention programs for large construction projects and is an experienced safety trainer. Mike is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and successfully applies his expertise and knowledge to try and keep Knutson’s construction projects accident free. He is responsible for developing and overseeing the implementation of Knutson’s corporate safety plan. Mike works directly with Knutson’s field staff to ensure every member of our organization is properly trained and knows how to run a safe project site. Mike has a Master’s Degree in Industrial Safety from University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Mike and his wife, Cindy, have two kids, Ethan and Kate. In his free time, Mike enjoys traveling with his family and is involved in many outdoor activities, including, skiing, mountain biking, fishing and chasing around his English setter, Izzy, hunting pheasant and grouse in the fall.  Mike also enjoys being involved in the community and volunteers his time with the Golden Valley Historical Society and with several programs through Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Adaptive Sports.

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