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Professional Profile: Ed Pross 2016


  • Title: Corporate Safety Director
  • Company: Holt Construction
  • Location: 50 East Washington Ave., Pearl River, New York NY
  • Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY

Education: AAS Ulster County Community, New York University’s Construction Site Safety Management Program, UMDNJ/ Rutgers, Authorized Instructor Trainer, OSHA Outreach Region II Atlantic OSHA   

First job in real estate: I worked on a farm pitching hay when I was 14 years old.

First job in real estate or allied field: Started in 1969 Apprentice Ironworker, World Trade Center North Tower (Tower A).

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I administrate safety policy and programming, in an effort to educate and maintain a company-wide safety culture with a strong focus on employee training.   

How do you unwind from a busy day in real estate? Finish reading the “Wall Street Journal.”

Favorite book or author:  “A Helmet for my Pillow,” Robert Leckie

Favorite movie: “Cinderella Man”

Last song you purchased/downloaded? “Best of the Four Seasons”

One word to describe your work environment: Constant

Rules to live by in business: Knowledge, Communication and Passion = Success

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but not related to you) who would it be and where would you go?  Jimmy Braddock, and go to Murphy’s Pub in Manhattan.

What is your dream job?  Buying and selling  60’s era Muscle cars………J