SleepSafe Drivers, a provider of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) solutions for the transportation industry and other high-risk related jobs, has hired Steven Garrish as senior vice president, business development and new ventures. Garrish comes with a wealth of knowledge within the transportation industry, most recently as senior director of fleet safety at Walmart, where he had first hand experience implementing the successful SleepSafe Drivers sleep apnea program. His work experience also includes over 13 years with JB Hunt Transport Company Inc, in which he held a variety of roles in human resources operations and safety.

One of his first assignments is to co-present at the IWLA Safety & Risk Conference in Chicago taking place September 2-3, where he will discuss sleep apnea and answer industry specific questions related to OSA and fatigue management.

“I am excited to start a new challenge within SleepSafe Drivers and look forward to working with the team to extend out market penetration with companies focused on bettering employee health and safety,” says Garrish in a release. “Sleep apnea is a worldwide epidemic, but I believe a concerted effort by the nation’s leading companies to bring awareness and provide solutions for their employees can have great impact.”

Dana Voien, President and CEO of SleepSafe Drivers commented, “I’m confident that Steven will play a key role in driving market awareness and cementing new business opportunities. We look forward to a very exciting finish to 2015 and beyond.”