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Sam Celly

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Sam earned a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering at the Department of Chemical Engineering of Punjab University and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from the School of Mines, South Dakota where he focused on water, wastewater engineering, and air pollution.

After seven years as an Environmental Engineer and Director at Kip Prahl Associates, Sam combined his EHS experience with his entrepreneurial skills and passion for health and safety to start his own company when his first child was born.

Sam earned a Juris Doctorate in Environmental Law and Labor & Employment Law from Southwestern University, California while starting his company. Sam’s passion for the automotive sector, and understanding that the quality and safety compliance aspects have a strong impact on reducing risks, led him to start Celly Services Inc. in 1994.

A believer of employee empowerment, Sam has induced a culture of trust and professionalism at CSI and has converted CSI into an employee-owned organization in 2015.


  • Certified Safety Professional, Cert. No. 16515, National Board of Certified Safety Professionals, 2001
  • Certified Inspector and Management Planner for Asbestos, U.C. Berkeley, March 1988
  • Certified in Sampling and Airborne Monitoring for Asbestos, U.C. Berkeley, June 1987

Affiliations & Services

  • Member, American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Since 1987
  • Member, American Industrial Hygiene Association; Secretary, International Committee, 1991-92.
  • Member, Organizing Committee, Pacific Occupational Safety and Health (POSH) Conference, 1990.
  • Chair, Environmental Issues Committee of AIHA 2007
  • Chair, Law Committee of AIHA 2008
  • Treasurer, Southern California Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) 2011
  • Scholarship Committee, Southern California AIHA 2012
  • Secretary, Southern California AIHA 2013
  • President, Southern California AIHA, 2014
  • Organizing Committee, Joint Technical Conference 2014
  • Secretary-Chairman, Environmental Issues Committee, AIHA 2015-2017.
  • Member, Law Committee, AIHA
  • Board of Director, California Automotive Business Coalition, 2017