Fri, July 19, 2024

David Beckum

After graduating from ASU in 1998, David Beckum began working with Augusta Industrial Services. Augusta Industrial provides Industrial Cleaning and Environmental services to Nuclear facilities, Industrial plants, Government institutions and Municipalities. Core services include Hydro-Blasting, Vacuum Truck Services, Sewer System Services, Dry Ice Blasting and Vacuum Excavation. AIS partners with facility owners to keep their operations running smoothly in unplanned “emergency” situations as well as in scheduled maintenance down times.

David started from the ground up, becoming proficient with many of the aspects of working in industrial facilities and municipalities. David transitioned into the Nuclear division of AIS and began working Nuclear refueling outages within the Southern Nuclear organization as well as working on projects at SRS.

David worked his way up to the Safety Manager position and then Sales and Project management. In 2003, AIS relocated to a new location, David became the Operations Manager responsible for managing the fleet and field operations. Between 2012 and 2014, David, along with two original owners of AIS worked to develop a business succession plan and formed an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). David became Vice President and was appointed to the Board of Directors. Since the formation of the ESOP, David has been working closely with the CFO, Director of Operations, Safety Manager and Sales Manager developing business strategy, the AIS “We Own It!” culture, regional growth, and product development. He is currently in the role of President and CEO and serves on the Board of Directors with the retiring owners.

David also is on the Board of many industry associations and has numerous safety certifications.

Free Access: Preserving a company’s legacy through its employees

A we-own-it culture is critical for a successful Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) company. Neil Gordon sits down with Augusta Industrial Services CEO, David Beckum to discuss the important ingredients to creating a strong culture in an ESOP. Subscribe to our eNewsletter for the BEST local business news delivered to

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AIS: Successful CSRA business for 40+ years

Augusta Industrial Services is one of the only employee-owned companies in the CSRA. Services make up four different lines of business in Augusta and across the Southeast. CEO David Beckum sat down recently with ABD Publisher Neil Gordon and shared that his employees are part of an ESOP retirement plan

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Video: ESOP is no fable

ABD Publisher Neil Gordon continues his discussion with Augusta Industrial Services CEO, David Beckum. Today, David answers some important questions on how to set up your company to be employee-owned! Subscribe to our eNewsletter for the BEST local business news delivered to your Inbox each week day. * indicates required

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