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About Total Safety

OUR MISSION

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.

Our Vision

We work everyday to be the best performing and most valued provider of integrated safety strategies and solutions for hazardous environments globally. We are committed to building a company that provides the most advanced technology, largest catalog of equipment, broadest compliance solutions, and most passionate people in the industry.

Our Story

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Total Safety is the leading global provider of integrated industrial safety services, strategies, and solutions to keep workers and facilities safe. In 1994, we formed Total Safety to serve the needs of the oil and gas industry. Then we transformed our business through internal growth and over 30 acquisitions to become the industry leader in safety solutions. Today, we are doubling down on our SafeTekTM Technology Solutions, innovating the way we approach worker safety. With over 200 locations worldwide, we have the technology, equipment, compliance, and people to deliver the best industrial safety services tailored to your specific business needs.

The Total Safety difference is in our people. Our global team is connected and driven by our mission to ensure the safe wellbeing of workers worldwide. To keep workers protected. To bring workers home safely.

When safety matters, we’re ready.

Our Future

As we look forward, we will lead the next generation of safety technology, we will continue to grow and innovate our safety solutions, and expand our global reach. We envision a future where technology can help all workers in dangerous and life-critical situations to bring them home safely. We will build on our strengths in our core market and expand into new industries that need our technology and safety expertise. We remain dedicated to our mission of protecting workers, keeping job sites safe, and businesses compliant around the world.

Our Values

Safety Above All​ - Safety is the foundation of our company. Providing a safe environment for workers worldwide is our highest priority. We pledge to ensure the safety of our employees, contractors, customers and families at work and on the road.

Superior Customer Satisfaction​ - We provide exceptional service and are known globally as the best​. Through our innovations and technical solutions, we improve our customer’s safety and financial performance.​

Operational Excellence​ - We do it right the first time with the highest standards of quality. We have a culture of continuous innovation, knowledge expansion, and improvement.

Gold-Standard Employer - We attract, retain, and reward the most talented employees and promote from within the company. Our work culture celebrates of teamwork, collaboration, diversity, and inclusion.

Performance Driven​ - We are committed to personal accountability, collaboration, innovation and teamwork. We consistently deliver premium value to our clients and to our shareholders.​

Integrity and Ethics​ - Total Safety is a company you can trust. Integrity is our business. We have built our business on a code of honesty, transparency, ethics, and strong personal character.

Giving Back

The Total Safety Charity Foundation annually sponsors the Helping Heroes Charity Golf Tournament and Sporting Clays Competition to raise money and improve the lives of children, families and US Military service members. Since the foundation’s inception, over $1.3M has been generously donated to “everyday heroes” through the Combat Marine Outdoors, Sky High, and Krysta’s Karing Angels charities. This accomplishment would not have been possible without the on-going support from the many sponsors and business partners in the communities we share. Learn more about how you can join in and help make a difference.

Leadership

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

Chief Legal Officer and Chief Human Resources Officer

 

Ms. Dix joined Total Safety in October 2019. She is the Chief Legal Officer and Chief Human Resources Officer for the company and is responsible for all legal, compliance, and HR activities globally. She also serves as Corporate Secretary. 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 GE. 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, employment matters, 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.

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.

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