PRINCETON, IN - Onsite Occupational Health & Safety CEO Kyle G. Johnson recently received one of Indiana's highest honors.
Indiana State Representative Tom Washburne (R-Darmstadt), on behalf of Indiana Governor Mike Pence, presented Johnson with the "Sagamore of the Wabash" award. The surprise presentation was made after State Rep. Washburne served as a keynote speaker during an event in Gibson County in late February.
"I am deeply honored to be a recipient of one of the state's highest honors, the Sagamore of the Wabash award," Johnson said. "It was a great surprise."
The Sagamore of the Wabash award is one of the most esteemed honors the Governor of Indiana can bestow. It is a personal tribute usually given to those who have rendered a distinguished service to the state or to the governor.
"The American system depends on entrepreneurs and risk takers following their dreams, and in so doing enabling many others to use their own special gifts; but it also takes people who care about their communities," said Rep. Washburne of District 64. "Kyle Johnson is the real deal on both accounts. It is right for the Governor to recognize him, and I am glad to have nominated him."
Since founding Onsite OHS back in 2008, the U.S. Navy veteran has led the occupational medicine company all over across the globe - providing onsite medical services in Afghanistan, Kuwait, Africa, as well as, across the United States.
The company was recently recognized as one of Inc. magazine's Top 500 fastest-growing private companies in the country. In 2013, Onsite OHS was ranked #95 (#8 in the healthcare sector, #2 in Indiana), up from #101 on the 2012 list.
After achieving success with Onsite OHS, Johnson founded Halfrack Properties in order to give back to the community. With the purchase of numerous buildings and an ambitious plan for restorations, Johnson has helped slowly transformed the downtown by helping to create retail and office spaces for many new businesses to call "home." This potential increase in employment and growing tax base are key to the economic development and preservation of Princeton's downtown charm
Johnson resides in Francisco with his wife, Melissa, a Gibson County native. The couple has two daughters and one grandchild.
According to the state's history of the award, Native American tribes used the term "sagamore" to describe "a lesser chief or a great man among the tribe to whom the true chief would look for wisdom and advice."
Among these who have received Sagamores have been astronauts, presidents, ambassadors, artists, musicians, politicians, and ordinary citizens who have contributed greatly to the Hoosier heritage.
The Sagamore of the Wabash award was created during the term of Indiana Governor Ralph Gates, who served from 1945 to 1949.
About Onsite OHS
Onsite OHS is an internationally-recognized company that has emerged as a global leader in promoting U.S. quality healthcare for employers anywhere in the world, in any environment.
We are founded on the core values of excellence in patient care, adaptability to client and market needs, world-class experience and unparalleled responsiveness to our patients, clients and employees. Our comprehensive medical services range from a single paramedic to facilities with a physician and support staff. Through a growing client-base, Onsite OHS has provided on-site healthcare in the following settings: manufacturing, industrial, construction, pipeline construction and the energy industry.
The certified veteran-owned small business was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Princeton, Indiana.