Justin McClarty, CFO of PROtect, Receives CFO Award from Wichita Business Journal


Wichita, KS, USA –PROtect, LLC, a leading provider of Safety, Reliability, and Compliance services nationwide, proudly announces that its Chief Financial Officer, Justin McClarty, was the recipient of a 2024 CFO Award by the Wichita Business Journal.

In his role as CFO over the past three years, Justin McClarty has been instrumental in guiding PROtect through a period of unprecedented growth. With a dedicated team of over 400 colleagues, the company delivers best-in-class services across various industrial sectors, including refineries, pipelines, food and beverage facilities, fertilizer plants, renewable energy producers, power generation plants, and other various industries.

With McClarty’s leadership, PROtect has achieved significant milestones, expanding its presence to eight additional states, and adding over 200 team members. Leading the finance, logistics, and HR teams, McClarty is enthusiastic about maintaining this momentum, with ambitious the goal to double the size of the organization over the next three years.

“I strongly believe that it’s our actions and the leadership example we set that will shape PROtect into a workplace where everyone feels valued and committed to a long-term career with us,” says McClarty.

In addition to his professional accomplishments, McClarty places a high value on family and outdoor activities. He enjoys spending quality time with his wife, Melissa, and their three daughters – Madison, Bridget, and Alexandra. Their days are filled with cheering on their two oldest daughters in basketball and softball, and pursuing outdoor activities like fishing, hunting, and hiking.

“I’m truly honored to be among this year’s exceptional CFOs. Receiving this award is a humbling experience, especially knowing that some of the outstanding CFOs I’ve learned from have received the same recognition,” says McClarty. “From their mentorship to the incredible team supporting me every day, I extend my heartfelt appreciation to everyone involved in this achievement. Thank you all for being part of this journey. I also want to express my gratitude to PROtect CEO Nathan Vander Griend for nominating me for this honor. His leadership, along with that of our Company President & COO, Jason Friedberg, has been invaluable in shaping our outstanding team.”

The CFO of the Year award ceremony was held January 25th, 2024 at Riverfront Stadium at, bringing together business leaders, industry professionals, and the community to celebrate the outstanding achievements of finance executives like Justin McClarty.

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About PROtect, LLC – PROtect, LLC is a leading safety, reliability, and compliance services provider headquartered in Wichita, KS with offices in Houston, TX, Midland, TX, Tulsa, OK, Denver, CO, Kansas City, KS, Saint Louis, MO, Lincoln, NE, Baton Rouge, LA, and Hobbs, NM. They are also providing services from nested sites in an additional three states. PROtect’s services include Advanced and Conventional Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), Mechanical Integrity (MI), Pipeline Integrity (PLI), Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR), Environmental Compliance, Industrial Hygiene (IH), General Safety, Engineering, Process Safety Management (PSM), and proprietary Software As A Service (SAAS). visit our website (https://protect.llc/) to learn more.

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