Tri-Marine’s Bob Haugen honoured by Washington Self-Insurers Association

For Immediate Release by WSIA News on May 14, 2014


TACOMA – The Washington Self-Insurers Association (“WSIA”), the statewide trade group representing major Washington employers in workplace safety and workers’ compensation matters, today honored longtime WSIA member Bob Haugen with the association’s Chet Diehl Award for Distinguished Service.

Haugen currently serves as Risk Manager for Tri Marine, a worldwide fishing, maritime, and food processing company headquartered in Bellevue.

Prior to joining Tri Marine, Haugen worked for Nordstrom for over twelve years, helping operate the company’s highly successful self-insured workers’ compensation program. Haugen’s team managed injured worker benefits in 22 states, working in partnership with Nordstrom’s safety team and benefits group to deliver best in class service to injured employees of the store. Haugen’s career in risk management and workers’ compensation also involves working for Aetna and Crawford & Company insurance companies.

Over the course of his career, Haugen has been an active member of WSIA, serving on the association’s Board of Directors in multiple capacities, volunteering on a number of technical and public policy committees, and ultimately, two stints as Treasurer, helping the association keep a strong financial footing through and out of the Great Recession.

"It's been a great pleasure to work with Bob on the WSIA Board all these years," said Donna Egeland of Alaska Airlines, WSIA's President, honoring Haugen at today's conference luncheon. "His great sense of humor, skill with numbers, and his dedication to fair treatment to our injured workers has been an incredible asset to our community."

WSIA’s Chet Diehl Award for Distinguished Service, named for WSIA’s first president, honors an individual who has shown extraordinary effort and dedication to the workers’ compensation profession in Washington, making a lasting contribution to our community through integrity and professionalism.

About the Washington Self-Insurers Association

The Washington Self-Insurers Association was founded in 1972 to educate and advocate on statewide issues related to workplace safety and workers’ compensation. Approximately one in three Washington employees is covered by a self-insured workers’ compensation program, and WSIA members include major public and private sector employers, such as cities, counties, hospitals, public and private schools, non-profit charities, and many of our state’s most visible and iconic companies and brands. For more information, visit www.wsiassn.org.

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Background on Tri-Marine

Tri Marine’s global activities include fishing, procurement, processing, and trading of tuna, pelagic species like sardines, squid and mackerel, and other seafood products. A privately held company headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, Tri Marine has offices in 14 countries with several processing plants strategically located around the globe.  The company’s fleet of 25 fishing vessels includes purse seiners and pole and line boats, all operating in the Pacific Ocean.  Since its founding in 1971 in Singapore, Tri Marine has grown to be one of the largest and best integrated tuna supply companies in the world.