Seattle — Spider, a division of SafeWorks, LLC announces Michael Ford has joined its Chicago operation center as District Sales Representative. In this position, Michael will be responsible for solving suspended access and safety challenges of contractors and facility owners on Chicago’s north side, in Illinois north of I-88, and in southern and central Wisconsin.
After completing Spider’s Sales Trainee Program in 2011, Michael spent eight months as Inside Sales Representative for Chicago. He then transitioned to District Sales Representative at Spider’s Orlando operation center.
Prior to joining Spider, Michael worked as a Sales Specialist for Automatics & Machinery Co., Inc. in Colorado and as a Financial Analyst for the Cypress Company in St. Petersburg, Florida. He received his BS in Management from Eckerd College in Florida.
“From the sales trainee program to his various sales assignments, Michael has excelled in every role he’s held with Spider,” comments John Sotiroff, Vice President, Sales & Distribution. “He is the definition of a team player, and his dedication to the company is only superseded by his dedication to our customers. Michael’s return to the Chicago market ensures the contractors and facility owners in his territory will receive the reliable suspended access solutions customers have come to expect from Spider, their market leader for 65 years and counting.”
Founded in 1947, Spider, a division of SafeWorks, created the powered suspended access business by introducing the well-known Spider basket. Since then, our product and service offering has expanded greatly to serve the needs of an ever-growing marketplace. Spider is the largest manufacturer and distributor of access and safety solutions in North America, serving more customers from more locations with a wider variety of products and services than any other company. From baskets, traction hoist and platform rental, to safety and training, to specialty-engineered products – Spider has a strong team of professionals, along with a national network of sales, service and support capabilities to provide you with the most reliable access solutions available.