National Trench Safety, LLC (NTS), a Houston-based company specializing in the rental and sales of trench and traffic safety equipment, trench and traffic safety engineering, and OSHA-compliant training classes, announced in January key organizational promotions and an addition to its team.
First, the company promoted Wes Jones to the new position of Senior VP of Operational Support. In this new role, Jones will oversee many facets of the day-to-day business operations including safety, training, the NTS University and managing the large non-fleet assets for the company.
“As we’ve expanded our branch network, our organizational needs have evolved,” said Ron Chilton, President of NTS. “As we looked at certain core business processes we had, we realized that our growth had created a need for increased focus on these efforts and Wes was the natural person to lead these initiatives.”
The company announced the promotion of David Beaver to the new position of Vice President of U.S. Operations. Beaver had previously served as the Mid-Atlantic District Manager for NTS and led the successful growth of key start-up operations within that district.
“We are very excited to be naming David to this new position,” remarked Chilton. “We feel that David’s background, proven track record and ability to manage a diverse geographical area will provide us the ability to manage our growth while maintaining our reputation for customer service that has defined our market presence.” Beaver will be tasked with managing the company’s U.S.-based operations and will be working closely with Robert Stevenson, NTS’ VP of Sales and Engineering.
With the promotion of Beaver, NTS has restructured its districts while promoting Dan Williamson to the new position of Northeast District Manager. Williamson is a well-known trench safety industry veteran and had previously served as NTS’ Chicago Branch Manager. “Dan has done a tremendous job leading the growth of our Chicago operation since he joined our team,” commented Chilton. “We have several newer branches in this Northeast District that we believe Dan’s strong product knowledge and sales focus will help us drive continued growth into 2018 and beyond.”
NTS also announced the addition of Ray Bilby as the company’s National and Key Accounts Manager. Bilby is a highly seasoned trench safety professional who will be charged with growing the company’s strategic account program. “We are very pleased to add Ray to our management team,” explained Chilton. “Our larger customers with operations in multiple states have routinely requested a stronger, more centralized account management platform and we believe Ray’s background and experience will be an asset to our customer base as we continue to broaden our national account program in the coming years.”
“These are important moves for NTS, as we position the company for our next wave of growth expanding our domestic footprint as well as our international branch network in 2018,” explained Chilton of the promotions. “We are really fortunate as we have a strong, deep team of qualified managers. We’re very proud of the managers we are promoting and adding, but equally impressed with the branch and district management team we have in place.”