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Vigilant Names Derek Glos President

The newly appointed president draws from the company’s 54-year heritage as it plans for the future

PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vigilant, a company dedicated to helping companies in Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho and California solve their most complex employment issues, today announced that its board of directors has appointed Derek Glos as Vigilant president effective January 1, 2015.

“I am honored that the board of directors selected me as president”

Vigilant is currently under the leadership of Rodger Glos who has served as president of the organization and its member companies successfully for over 27 years. Under Glos’ leadership, the company has more than doubled annual revenue from $3.4 million to $8 million while expanding staff capabilities and earning a reputation as one of the premiere employer organizations in the United States.

Derek Glos, who currently serves as vice president of operations at Vigilant, has been with the company for over 10 years. In this new role, Glos succeeds his father, continuing a legacy of family leadership starting with Vigilant’s first president Karl Glos. Glos will become the fourth president in the organization’s 54 year history.

“This succession decision came after a rigorous selection process in which Vigilant’s board of directors considered both internal and external options,” said John Sahlberg, chairman of Vigilant’s board of directors and senior vice president human resources and general counsel at Boise Cascade Company (BCC). “After an in-depth evaluation process, the board’s executive committee unanimously agreed that Derek exceeded our already high expectations and gave us great confidence that he is the clear choice to lead Vigilant into the future.”

With a deep history of serving the wood products and manufacturing industries, Vigilant is poised under the leadership of Glos to continue to grow the value of its business to the employers it serves.

“I am honored that the board of directors selected me as president,” said Glos. “Rodger Glos leaves a legacy of financial vitality, strong values, great reputation and an exceptional staff at Vigilant. We will continue to build on that foundation to promote growth and innovation for our employees and to all the great employers Vigilant serves now and in the future.”

Vigilant was founded on the concept of creating a shared resource of labor relations professionals, HR specialists and safety consultants to advise companies of all sizes on the already complex issues of employing people, including the areas of workers’ compensation, claim management, employee benefits and, learning and organizational development.

About Vigilant

Vigilant was founded in 1960 based on the concept of creating a shared resource for employers. For more than 50 years, Vigilant (www.vigilant.org) has been helping employers throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and California navigate complex employment issues. Vigilant’s staff of labor and employment attorneys, human resource specialists, safety experts, benefit plan innovators and learning and development experts guide companies of all sizes in their pursuit of being great employers. Vigilant is headquartered in Tigard, Oregon with offices in Washington and California.

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