People of PROtect: Jacob Hencke

Meet Jacob Hencke, Sr. Manager of Safety Services, remotely based in Kentucky. While utilizing various risk mitigation techniques, Jacob and his team eliminate hazards from the workplace and subsequently employee injuries and incidents.

He is also the recipient of the 2022 Q3 People of PROtect PROGRESS Award.

For PROtect to live out our purpose, we continually make PROGRESS in the areas that will create success going forward: leadership, personal growth, company growth, improved processes, innovation, and profitability.

A person making progress in any of these areas is making progress for PROtect, for themselves, and for others by inspiring them to do the same.

The award recipient is a team member who regularly makes progress that results in influential leadership, personal growth, company growth, improved processes, innovation, and/or profitability. They have the desire to take the bull by the horns and improve our standing for tomorrow.


Congratulations, Jacob! Learn a little more about him below!

What are 3 words you’d use to describe PROtect?

  •  Partner of Choice

What is your favorite thing about being on the PROtect team?

  • I love working with a group of driven, like-minded individuals that work together to bring Best in Class services to our clients. 

What would you do for a career if you weren’t doing this?

  •  Fishing/Hunting Guide in Alaska. I was actually set to go to Alaska to guide when I got a call from Cargill that changed the course of my career/life.

What kind of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?

  •  When not helping clients mitigate risk at their respective facilities, I enjoy being a girl dad and husband, chasing bugling elk in the mountains, upland bird hunting over my yellow lab, and being the best version of myself every day.

What is your favorite book or movie quote?

  • “Life is not about the destination, it’s about the ride.”

What is the first concert you attended?

  •  Saliva

If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be? 

  • Breakfast

Which cartoon character would you most like to switch lives with? Why? 

  •  The Roadrunner – Always winning, always two steps ahead of Wiley Coyote

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