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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

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Changes are afoot at SafeWorks, subsidiary Spider, Pangborn and Polygon, which provide ancillary equipment and services for the coatings industry.

SafeWorks Names International VP

Access equipment provider SafeWorks LLC has appointed Ruben Bake as Vice President, SafeWorks International, responsible for the Power Climber Wind, Power Climber, and Spider brands outside of the Americas.

Bake joined SafeWorks from Ashland Inc., where he was Global Marketing Director for its billion-dollar Performance Materials business. His prior assignments in sales, marketing and business development with Ashland and E.I. DuPont de Nemours included assignments in The Netherlands, Germany and Venezuela.

 Ruben Bake
Ruben Bake, of SafeWorks LLC, oversees the Power Climber Wind, Power Climber, and Spider brands outside of the Americas.

Bake has a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a master’s degree in International Business Administration from the University of Delaware. He is fluent in English, German, Spanish, and Portuguese and conversational in two additional languages.

“Ruben’s global business development experience across reseller and end-user groups strengthens our continued market leadership in powered access solutions for renewable energy, infrastructure and construction end-markets,” said CEO Scott Farrell.

“We are excited about the leadership he will provide to our rapidly growing international business as part of the SafeWorks team.”

Spider Hires New Orleans Rep

SafeWorks subsidiary Spider has named Joe McCoy as District Sales Representative for its New Orleans office.

McCoy is responsible for meeting the suspended-access and safety needs of contractors and facility owners in energy, oil and gas, infrastructure, O&M and construction end markets in Louisiana and Mississippi.

 Joe McCoy
Joe McCoy is Spider’s new District Sales Rep in New Orleans.

McCoy was formerly Vice President of Halo Equipment LLC, an offshore rigging products supplier, where he oversaw operations, sales and financing, and launched new products in the rental division. He has held a variety of management roles with various Louisiana-based construction and distribution organizations.

“Joe’s impressive work in Louisiana’s offshore rigging and construction markets fits well with Spider’s reputation for the reliable, trusted solutions we provide our Gulf customers,” said John Sotiroff, Vice President, Sales & Distribution. “Joe will deliver a first-rate experience for Spider customers.”

Pangborn Taps New Equipment Sales Chief

Pangborn Group has named Dale Kroskey as Director of Equipment Sales for the company’s Pangborn brand, responsible for outside sales and distributors.

Kroskey joins Pangborn from Metalforming Inc. in Fairburn, GA, where he was Vice President, Roll Forming Technology and Business Development. Before that, he was with Yoder Manufacturing, a division of Formtek, for 15 years.

 Dale Kroskey
Dale Kroskey is director of equipment sales for the Pangborn brand.

Kroskey holds a BS in Industrial Engineering and an MBA from Kent State University.

Fairburn-based Pangborn Group designs, manufactures and services wheel blast, air blast and other surface preparation machines, as well as blast machine components for shipping, rail, defense, energy and other industries.

Polygon Revamps Leadership

Polygon, which provides restoration and climate control equipment and services, has realigned its executive team to “build on its successful customer service and implement new initiatives,” the company said.

Formerly the MCS division of Munters, Polygon was formed Oct. 1 as an independent company focused on property damage restoration and temporary humidity control.

Jeff Rainville, who was named director of sales and marketing on March 1, is responsible for strategic planning and implementation of all Polygon sales and marketing strategies in North America.

 Jeff Rainville
Jeff Rainville heads Polygon’s North American sales and marketing efforts.

Before joining Polygon, Rainville spent more than 20 years in the insurance industry. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing from Syracuse (NY) University.

Polygon has also named three regional directors for its U.S. operations: Ken Gernenz (South), Larry Waltemire (North), and Frank Dobosz (West).

Fabio Bernardo heads Polygon’s three offices in Canada.

David Simkins, director of industrial services, manages construction drying, surface preparation and coating, and temporary humidity control operations; Brad Key, director of restoration services, leads the property damage restoration business.

   

Tagged categories: Access; Pangborn; Personnel changes; Polygon; Spider/Safeworks; Surface preparation

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