National Trench Safety (NTS) has announced three promotions as well as the hiring of an industry veteran as the Houston-based company restructures. NTS specializes in the rental and sales of trench and traffic safety equipment, trench and traffic safety engineering, and OSHA-compliant training classes.
“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,” says Ron Chilton, NTS president.
NTS operates 32 branch locations in the United States and England. It provides a fully integrated national branch network delivering engineered solutions, shoring solutions and customer service. NTS plans to open several additional branch locations in the next year.
Wes Jones has been promoted to the new position of senior vice president of operational support. He’ll oversee business operations that include safety, training, the NTS University and non-fleet assets.
“As we’ve expanded our branch network, our organizational needs have evolved,” Chilton says. “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.”
David Beaver has been promoted to a new position, vice president of U.S. operations. Beaver previously served as the mid-Atlantic district manager for NTS, leading growth of key start-up operations within that district.
“We are very excited to be naming David to this new position,” says 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.”
With Beaver’s promotion, NTS has restructured its districts while promoting Dan Williamson to the new position of manager for the northeast district, which has several newer branches. Williamson, a widely known trench safety industry veteran, 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,” says Chilton, adding that Williamson’s strong product knowledge and sales focus will help us drive continued growth.
NTS also announced the addition of Ray Bilby as the company’s national and key accounts manager. Bilby is a veteran trench safety professional who is charged with growing the company’s strategic account program.
“We are very pleased to add Ray to our management team,” Chilton says. “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.”
Adds Chilton: “We are really fortunate as we have a strong, deep team of qualified managers.”