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W3…to ensure the safe Wellbeing of Workers Worldwide®.

When it comes to dangerous or hazardous conditions, no matter what industry you are in or where you are in the world, Total Safety is the company of people you can count on to keep your employees, neighbors and the environment safe.

About Total Safety

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 176 locations worldwide in more than 20 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.

Our History

Total Safety was formed in 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 over  30 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!


George Ristevski

Chief Executive Officer, President and member of the Board of Directors

Mr. Ristevski joined Total Safety in October 2017 and serves the company as Chief Executive Officer, President and a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Ristevski’s career spans over 30 years, most at Praxair, Inc. where he held leadership positions in both business leadership and finance. He was President of Praxair Distribution, Inc. and President of Praxair Healthcare Services.  His financial career at Praxair included serving as its Vice President, Corporate Controller, Division Finance Director and Director, Financial Planning and Analysis.

Following his career at Praxair, Mr. Ristevski served as President & Chief Operating Officer for Maxum Petroleum; Chief Operating Officer for The Brock Group and Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors at Animal Supply Company. Mr. Ristevski received an MBA from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Brown University.

Paul Tyree

Chief Commercial Officer

Mr. Tyree joined Total Safety in 1996 and currently serves as Chief Commercial Officer.  In this role, he will be responsible for all global sales, marketing, product management and innovation, pricing, business development, strategic planning and M&A across all business units. Mr. Tyree previously held the positions of President Global Business Units, SVP, Chief Operating Officer, Regional Sales Manager, National Account Manager and Sales Manager for Total Safety and its predecessor company, AllService Environmental. Prior to joining the Company, he served as executive vice president of BIC Alliance, a regional publisher and provider of marketing services for the industrial and refining industries.  Mr. Tyree graduated from the Executive General Management Program at The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Tony Rabb

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Rabb joined Total Safety in August 2020 as the company’s Chief Financial Officer.  In this role, he will be responsible for all global finance and information technology activities in addition to the company’s strategic planning and acquisitions.  Tony previously held CFO positions at Mirion Technologies, Vigor Industrial and Brand Energy. Early in his career he had a long tenure at GE in progressive financial roles in GE Lighting, GE Capital, GE Industrial Systems and GE Infrastructure culminating with the CFO role at GE Measurement and Sensing Technologies. He is also a graduate of GE’s Financial Management Program, Executive Finance Leadership Program and GE’s Management Development Program at the John F. Welch Leadership Development Center. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Colorado.

Diane Dix

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Ms. Dix joined Total Safety in October 2019 as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the company and is responsible for all legal and compliance activities globally.   Diane was most recently Senior Executive and General Counsel for General Electric Company, GE Gas Power, and held other leadership positions with GE Power, GE Oil & Gas, and GE Capital throughout her 20-year tenure with the company.  Prior to GE, she was in private practice with Thompson Hine LLP.  Diane has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, legal and compliance integration, dispute resolution and restructuring in diverse industries, including energy and utilities, manufacturing and financial services.  She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, Magna Cum Laude, from Northern Kentucky University and a JD from the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

Lynnelle Long

Chief Human Resources Officer

Ms. Long joined Total Safety in April 2018 and serves the company as Chief Human Resources Officer. In this role, she is responsible for global human resources including talent acquisition, total rewards, talent management, learning and developmental and HR operations. Most recently, Ms. Long was the Global HR Director for manufacturing and global projects for LyondellBasell.  Prior to that, she held various HR leadership roles at Comerica Inc. for over 16 years. Ms. Long holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Masters of Arts in Behavioral Science from University of Houston.

Steve Long

Senior Vice President, Health, Safety and Environment

Mr. Long joined Total Safety in March 2011 and currently serves the company as the Senior Vice President of Health, Safety and Environment (HSE).  Mr. Long has over 18 years of professional management and safety leadership experience and has been a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) since 2004.  Mr. Long has held various positions within Total Safety including Quality and Training Manager, Director of Global Training and Quality and HSE Director.  Prior to Total Safety, Mr. Long worked for United Space Alliance, a NASA Space Shuttle contractor, for 11 years, holding various positions of increasing responsibility in the Environmental, Safety and Health (ESH) organization.  Mr. Long was also a professional baseball player from 1990-1997 for the Montreal Expos, New York Mets and Florida Marlins minor league organizations, including a short stint with the Caracas Leones in the Venezuelan Winter League. Mr. Long received an MBA and a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Management from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

James Watson

Chief Information Officer

Mr. Watson joined Total Safety in 2019 as its Chief Information Officer. In this role James is responsible for leading global Information technology improvements and driving business efficiencies. James co-leads the Innovation and Marketing Committees. Prior to Joining Total Safety, Mr. Watson has led information technology for global and diverse technology organizations transforming and modernizing complex technology platforms to greatly improve the stability, resiliency, and cyber security of applications and infrastructure. James has experience across multiple industries including Real Estate, Energy, Oil and Gas, Manufacturing, Rental and Distribution and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Masters of Business Administration from University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Steve Tomkovicz

Executive Vice President, Business Development

Mr. Tomkovicz joined Total Safety in September 2019 through the acquisition of S&S Supplies and Solutions where he served as President. Steve founded S&S Supplies and Solutions and was the business development and solutions developer for over 30 years leading S&S to be a leading distributor of PPE and MRO supplies. Today, Steve is the Executive Vice President of business development for Total Safety Supplies and Solutions. Steve started his career with Ingersoll Rand Industrial Tool Division as a District Sales Manager quickly becoming the leading producer in the USA. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies with a minor in Sociology from The University of California at Santa Barbara graduating with Honors. Steve coached youth sports for 25 years and is the head JV Rugby coach for DeLasalle High School in Concord, CA . Steve and his wife Tracy co-founded WaterHope, a 501c3, and have raised over $6 million providing freshwater projects for children in 16 countries. Steve’s passion is serving those less fortunate than himself.

Robert L. “Robbie” Payne

Senior Vice President, USA Safety Services

Mr. Payne joined Total Safety in 2007 through the acquisition of his family business, Payne Services, Inc., where he served as Vice President and co-owner. Since joining Total Safety, Robbie has held multiple positions including General Manager, Regional Vice President, and his current role of Senior Vice President, USA Safety Services. He has a combined 28 years of experience in the safety industry and holds a Bachelor of Science in General Studies and Associate of Science in Safety Technology from Nicholls State University.

Tracy Tomkovicz

President, Distribution

Mrs. Tomkovicz joined Total Safety in September 2019 through the acquisition of S&S Supplies and Solutions where she served as CEO. S&S was founded by her husband Steve Tomkovicz and has grown over the past 30 years to be a leading distributor of PPE and MRO supplies. Today, Tracy remains the President of the distribution business, Total Safety, Supplies and Solutions. Tracy started her career with Shell Oil Company holding several finance and procurement positions. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies, with an emphasis on China, from University of California at Santa Barbara.  Tracy has served on several charity boards and is currently the Chair of the Board for the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano counties.

Tony Zadnikar

Senior Vice President, Europe & Middle East

Mr. Zadnikar joined Total Safety in 2011 through the acquisition of Z Safety Services, a European company. Since joining Total Safety, Tony has held multiple positions including Country Manager, General Manager, and is currently Senior Vice President, Europe and Middle East Regions. He has previously held business development and management positions with Ford Motor Company and Kautex Textron. Tony speaks three languages and has an electromechanical engineering background.

Glenn R. Roberts

Senior Vice President, Canada

Mr. Roberts joined Total Safety in January 2019 through the acquisition of Pivotal Safety and was named Vice President for the Canadian Division. Mr. Roberts served as managing partner of Pivotal Safety and has held management positions for several service companies in a variety of dynamic Canadian environments. Glenn has been in the oil and gas industry for 40 years, with over 15 years directly committed to the safety industry. He is a graduate of the University of Alberta holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Alberta.

…to ensure the safe Wellbeing of Workers Worldwide.™

Total Safety operates from 176 locations in more than 20 countries in keeping with our unwavering commitment to our mission. 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.