Celebrating Excellence: Mike Christie Receives the JJ White I.M.P.A.C.T. Award for May 2024 In The News

Celebrating Excellence: Mike Christie Receives the JJ White I.M.P.A.C.T. Award for May 2024


In a testament to dedication, leadership, and unwavering commitment, JJ White proudly announces Mike Christie as the recipient of the May 2024 I.M.P.A.C.T. award. This recognition celebrates Mike’s contributions over his remarkable 41-year tenure with the company.

A Legacy of Achievement

Mike Christie’s journey at JJ White is defined by a series of successes and contributions to critical projects across the country. As a seasoned Superintendent, Mike has played pivotal roles in the completion of significant ventures at Exelon, Calpine Delta, and multiple turnaround projects, demonstrating his expertise in managing complex industrial projects with precision and excellence.

Setting the Standard at Bayway Refinery

Mike’s leadership was instrumental in JJ White’s success at the Bayway Refinery, where under his guidance, the team achieved an outstanding milestone of 2 million work hours without a single OSHA recordable incident. His dedication to safety, meticulous planning, and effective management ensured not only project success but also the well-being of every team member.

A Leader Across States: From New Jersey to Illinois

Mike’s commitment to excellence took him across states, relocating to Illinois as the JJ White Site Leader for Wood River Refinery. Since assuming this role, Mike has been at the forefront, leading a diverse team through various turnaround cycles and managing direct crafts ranging from 150 to 700 employees. His leadership has been pivotal in expanding JJ White’s scope at Wood River Refinery, including mechanical maintenance contracts encompassing Tank, HVAC, and Shop work, and the recent integration of direct-hired Electricians.

Achieving Milestones Together

Under Mike’s leadership, the team at Wood River Refinery recently celebrated another significant milestone: surpassing 2 million man hours worked with zero recordable incidents.

A Leader with Integrity and Dedication

“Mike Christie epitomizes the values of JJ White,” remarked Steve Abate, Executive Vice President of Operations. “His dedication, leadership, and willingness to go above and beyond exemplify what it means to bleed JJ White Blue. We are incredibly proud to recognize Mike for his outstanding achievements and the profound impact he continues to make on our company.”

Looking Ahead

As Mike Christie receives the May 2024 I.M.P.A.C.T. award, JJ White Inc. celebrates not only his individual achievements but also the spirit of teamwork and excellence that defines our company culture. Mike’s contributions serve as an inspiration to all, embodying the core values of innovation, motivation, professionalism, accountability, cohesion, and teaching that are central to the I.M.P.A.C.T. Program.

Join Us in Celebrating Mike Christie

Please join us in congratulating Mike Christie on receiving the May 2024 I.M.P.A.C.T. award. His dedication and leadership continue to set a high standard within JJ White as we strive to build a stronger, safer, and more successful future together.