LAFAYETTE, Colo. — KPA, a provider of environmental health and safety, HR management, and F&I compliance software and services, announced the appointment of Chris Fanning as president and CEO. Fanning succeeds Vane Clayton, who has served as CEO since 2006. Clayton will continue to serve on the KPA board of directors.

Fanning joins KPA with 30 years of experience in general management, strategy and operations for both public and private companies. He most recently was president and CEO of Survey Sampling International. He has also held multiple leadership roles with Lattice Semiconductor and The Boston Consulting Group.

“I am honored and excited to have the opportunity to lead KPA as CEO,” said Fanning. “The industry leading combination of EHS expertise and modern SaaS software solutions is unparalleled in helping mid-size companies automate safety, compliance and HR processes. It is my goal to build on the incredible foundation that Vane and all of the talented KPA employees have created and help the team to expand the solution set and deliver on the mission of transforming EHS and workforce management programs for our customers.”

Under Clayton’s leadership, KPA has grown rapidly. In recent years, entering new markets and acquiring multiple software and services companies to expand the comprehensive solution set available to KPA customers, according to the announcement.

“I am incredibly proud of and humbled by the major achievements the KPA organization has accomplished during my tenure as CEO,” said Clayton. “Helping our clients achieve safety, compliance and business goals is my passion, and I look forward to advising and supporting KPA as a board member. The company is in great hands with Chris as CEO. He is a phenomenal leader with the proven operational skills to rapidly scale companies with a sharp focus on customer success. The future is bright for KPA.”

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