Total Safety is the leading global provider of integrated industrial safety services, strategies and equipment necessary to keep your workers, your facility and the environment safe. We not only deliver complete, cost-effective safety service solutions to our customers as promised and without compromise, but we have the resources and the support to back it up.
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, with more than 165 locations worldwide in 23 countries, Total Safety has the people, programs and processes to deliver the industry’s best industrial safety services and equipment tailored to your specific business needs.
Total Safety was formed December 1994, to serve the industrial safety needs of the oil and gas industry. Over several years, our company has transformed itself through internal growth and 25 acquisitions to become the industry leader through a comprehensive array of industrial safety services in a variety of end markets.
We are now the world’s leading premier global provider of integrated safety services, strategies and equipment for hazardous environments. Whatever your company’s objectives, we’re here to help you meet them!
Troy W. Thacker is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Total Safety U.S., Inc., a privately held international safety services company, headquartered in Houston, Texas. Total Safety has more than 3,000 employees and serves multinational oil and gas, industrial, and process industry customers in more than 26 countries.
Mr. Thacker recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer, and director of R360 Environmental Solutions from 2010 until March 2013. Mr. Thacker was instrumental in arranging private equity capital to buy and build R360 from a regional business into the nation’s largest drilling and production waste management provider for the oil and gas industry, completing nine acquisitions and growing revenue and cash flow by over 350% and ultimately selling the company in 2012 to Waste Connections, Inc. (NYSE:WCN).
Mr. Thacker has over 18 years of financial and operational experience in the energy industry. Prior to joining R360 Environmental Solutions, Inc., Mr. Thacker was a founding partner of Paine & Partners, LLC, a private equity firm that together with its predecessors, manages in excess of $3 billion in equity capital. In this capacity, Mr. Thacker was responsible for, or a board member of, many very successful energy sector investments including Paradigm Geophysical, United American Energy Corporation, Earth Decision Sciences, American Ref-Fuel, WireCo WorldGroup, Casar Gmbh, Oliveira and others. Prior to co-founding Paine & Partners, LLC in July 2006, Mr. Thacker was a Managing Director at Fox Paine & Company, the predecessor firm to Paine & Partners, LLC. Mr. Thacker has also previously worked for SCF Partners, a private equity investment firm focused on the energy services and equipment manufacturing markets.
Mr. Thacker sits on the Council of Overseers of Jones Business School at Rice University and serves as a director of WireCo Worldgroup. Mr. Thacker received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Rice University and also holds a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
Vice President of Human Resources Brent Brown joined Total Safety in February 2012. He has more than 14 years of HR leadership experience and oversees all employee-related activities including employee relations, policies and procedures, compensation management, performance management, health and welfare benefits, employee records retention, and organizational development.
Brown has experience working in a variety of industries with Fortune 50 and private equity corporate entities. His global HR background includes specialty and generalist roles with BMC Software, Shell, KBR and Tyco. He has led the transformation of human resource departments, HR technology platforms, organizational optimization initiatives, and business process reengineering projects.
Brown is a certified human resources professional with a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University in College Station.
Clinton W. Roeder joined Total Safety in January 2013 as Chief Financial Officer. Roeder came to Total Safety from Vopak, a leading global independent tank storage provider servicing the oil and gas and chemical industries, where he served as CFO of Vopak Americas, a Houston-based business unit covering operations in 11 countries across the region. Prior to this position, Roeder served as CFO of Vopak North America where he was responsible for developing a strategy for the organization’s capital structure including the option to develop a Master Limited Partnership and the restructuring of financial and IT organizations and processes.
Previously, Roeder served as Senior Vice President, Operations of Direct Energy at Direct Energy Marketing Limited from January 2009 to June 2009. Mr. Roeder served as Senior Vice President of Energy Services for Canada and General Manager of Direct Energy at Direct Energy Income Fund from May 2006 to December 2008. He was responsible for residential mass markets and small commercial energy markets, and for the regulated energy business in Alberta at Direct Energy. He served as Vice President of Finance for Texas at Direct Energy from January 2004 to January 2006. He served as Vice President of Finance for US Growth Markets in Stamford at Direct Energy from February 2003 to January 2004.
He served as Vice President of Finance for Sirius Satellite Radio from 2001 to 2003. He was responsible for managing treasury, investor relations, facilities, planning, and cost control at Sirius Satellite Radio. He served as Vice President of Financial Services at Vsource from August 2000 to August 2001. He served as Senior Manager of Strategic Planning – Asia at Dell from September 1997 to July 2000. He served as Controller of Union Carbide from January 1995 to September 1997. He served as Senior Auditor of Ernst and Young from May 1993 to December 1994.
Mr. Roeder is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio and a Master of Business Administration in finance and marketing from Tulane University, Freeman Graduate School of Business in New Orleans.
Paul Tyree is Chief Operating Officer of Total Safety. He joined the company through the acquisition of AllService Environmental in 1996 and, since that time, has steadily moved up the ranks as National Account Manager, Regional Sales Manager, Vice President-Sales, Vice President and General Manager to his current role as COO in 2010.
Mr. Tyree leads and oversees the development and execution of key processes and functions related to: mergers and acquisitions, operations, sales, strategic planning and business development, organizational development, and financial management. A skilled and motivating leader, he has been instrumental to the growth and success of Total Safety to more 142 facilities worldwide in more than 20 countries.
Prior to joining Total Safety, Mr. Tyree served as executive vice president of BIC Alliance, a regional publisher and provider of marketing services for the industrial and refining industries. He attended Southeastern Louisiana University.
Darrell Whitley joined Total Safety in November 2013 as Senior Vice President, Market Development and Enterprise Sales where he oversees enterprise sales, marketing and communications, Salesforce, market development, and supply chain.
Prior to Total Safety, Mr. Whitley served as Regional Vice-President and Managing Director for RR Donnelley in Houston for seven years. He had direct line management of sales and operations for the Southwest and Southeast regions including full P&L responsibility for nine facilities in 22 states.
Mr. Whitley was President of CGX Solutions, a subsidiary of publically traded Consolidated Graphics in Houston from 2001-2005. This early-stage subsidiary provided B2B and B2C software solutions and innovation for clients. His additional experience includes four years as President and Chief Executive Officer of Tennyson Group of Houston, a startup technology and consulting company; and consulting engagements with BSG Management and Price Waterhouse, where he led the integration and development teams implementing process change and solutions for the automotive, manufacturing and energy industries as well as process engineering and software implementation projects throughout the US and Mexico.
Mr. Whitley received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business and Spanish from Rice University.
Joseph Waiter joined Total Safety in January 2014 as General Counsel and Secretary. A member of the Total Safety Executive Leadership Team, he is responsible for all legal affairs and also serves as Chief Compliance Officer.
Mr. Waiter brings to Total Safety 30 years of experience in the global chemicals and materials industry, specializing in commercial, compliance and transactional matters.
During his career, Mr. Waiter served in various senior legal positions with National Distillers & Chemical Corporation (New York, NY), Sherex Chemicals (Columbus, OH), a subsidiary of Schering A.G. Berlin Germany and Witco Corporation (New York NY and Greenwich CT). He also served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Kraton Polymers (Houston, TX) under the ownership of both Ripplewood Holdings and TPG Partners; Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Enventure Global Technology (Houston, TX) under the ownership of Kenda Capital; and most recently Associate General Counsel of Styron LLC (Philadelphia, PA) under the ownership of Bain Capital Partners.
Mr. Waiter received a Doctorate of Jurisprudence degree from George Mason University School of Law, and Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from King’s College (Wilkes-Barre, PA).
Total Safety operates from 165 locations in 23 countries in keeping with our unwavering commitment to our mission of ensuring the welfare of workers worldwide. We have proudly welcomed thousands of experts into our family of safety providers to support our mission. Today, these experts are our Total Safety HEROES.