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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 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!

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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. Early in his career, he held various roles at The BOC Group and Electronic Data Systems, followed by a tenured career at Praxair where he held leadership positions in both finance and business management. His financial career at Praxair included heading up its Global Financial Planning and Analysis department; and served as its Corporate Controller and Division Finance Director. He also was the President of Praxair Healthcare Services and the President of Praxair Distribution, Inc. both North American businesses.

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. Having completed more than 100 acquisitions and integrations, he was most recently an adviser to various private equity groups seeking acquisition prospects.

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

President – Global Business Units

Paul Tyree is the President of Global Business Units for 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 176 locations 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.

Joe Sadowski

Executive Vice President, Business Development, Sales and Marketing

Mr. Sadowski joined Total Safety in January 2018 and serves the company as Executive Vice President of Business Development, Sales and Marketing. In this role, he is responsible for all sales and marketing activities for the company worldwide. Most recently, Mr. Sadowski was President of Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services’ Technical Services and Business Development organizations and held various leadership roles with Brand Energy for over 11 years. Prior, he held various sales and business unit leadership roles at GE Energy Services for over 18 years. Mr. Sadowski holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.

James Rounsavall

Chief Financial Officer

James Rounsavall joined Total Safety in January, 2018 and serves the company as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Rounsavall will be responsible for the FP&A, IT, Finance, Risk, Treasury, Tax and Supply Chain functions globally. Most recently, he was the Chief Financial Officer at the Associated Steel Group and has previously held various other financial leadership roles with CSI Compressco, Mustang Engineering, WorleyParsons and Halliburton. Earlier in his career, he was an Audit Manager at Ernst & Young. Mr. Rounsavall received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from the University of Houston and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Arkansas. He is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in Texas.

Joseph Waiter

General Counsel and Secretary

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).

…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.