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SafeWorks Names Global Engineering VP

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

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Access equipment provider SafeWorks LLC has appointed Erik Elzinga to the new role of Vice President – Engineering, with global responsibility for new product development for its Power Climber Wind, Power Climber, and Spider brands.

“Sales from new products have become a major driver of SafeWorks’ growth,” said SafeWorks CEO Scott Farrell.

 Erik Elzinga is a new VP at SafeWorks LLC
Erik Elzinga is SafeWorks’ first VP of Engineering.

Elzinga joins Seattle-based SafeWorks after a 15-year career with Terex Aerial Work Platforms, manufacturer of Genie aerial lift equipment. There, he held a variety of positions, from project engineer to Global Engineering Senior Director.

‘Extensive Global Experience’

Elzinga’s “extensive knowledge of lifting people and materials brings excellent perspective and industry knowledge to SafeWorks’ leadership in these areas,” the company said in a statement.

Elzinga has a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida.

“Adding Erik’s expertise as a dedicated leader leverages his extensive global experience through periods of explosive growth with Terex and strengthens our continued market leadership in powered access solutions for renewable energy, infrastructure and construction end-markets,” said Farrell.

SafeWorks LLC is a global manufacturer and distributor of powered access and safety solutions for a wide variety of energy, infrastructure, construction and restoration industries.

   

Tagged categories: Access; Health and safety; lift; Safety equipment

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