Randy Porter | VP of Sales, Service, and Manufacturing, Apparatus Division
Randy Porter is Vice President of the Apparatus division for Safe Industries and FES. He has over 22 years of experience in the municipal field. His experience over this time includes equipment sales, services, apparatus services, industrial services, and management. He was General Manager of Carolina Fire Services for 10 years prior to FES joining Safe Industries. He is responsible for the manufacturing, and growth at FES since the acquisition in 2013. During this time FES, has made changes in the manufacturing process to ensure they are reaching the needs of their customers in the ever-changing field of municipal apparatus. His experience in this industry gives him with the experience to facilitate the needs of municipal and industrial customers for custom-built apparatus bodies and fabrication. Randy graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree and was a member of the football team while at South Carolina. He has been coaching football and baseball as a volunteer for 21 years and is currently the American Legion head baseball coach for Greer Post 155.
KME Apparatus Sales
Rob Ford | KME North Carolina Sales Manager
Rob joined Safe Industries in August 2018 as the North Carolina KME Sales Manager. He has over 36 years experience working in the fire apparatus sales and service industry. He was also a Fire Chief for 5 years and is a Lifetime Member of the Cluster Springs Volunteer Fire Department in Virginia. Rob lives in South Boston, VA with his wife and two sons. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family and friends.
Cameron Marler | KME Upstate SC/Western NC Sales Representative
Cameron Marler started in the fire service at the age 13 at Coronaca Fire Department in Greenwood County. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from North Greenville University, graduating in 2011. During college, Cameron was very involved in managing student life in dormitories and served Tigerville Fire Department as a volunteer firefighter and driver/operator. Cameron joined the Safe Industries team in 2013 as a loose equipment rep and moved into the apparatus division in 2015. He was married in the summer of 2015 and is very involved in the local church.
Chad Donaldson | KME Eastern NC Sales Representative
Chad joined Safe Industries in 2012 as a Fire Apparatus Sales Representative covering all of North Carolina. He spent two years as Apparatus Service Manager for North Carolina before transitioning back into Apparatus Sales for North Carolina. He has over 21 years of fire service background.
Jim Dunn | KME Northeastern NC Sales Representative
Jim joined Safe Industries in 2013 as a Fire Apparatus Sales Representative in North Carolina. A native of Goochland County VA, he began his fire and EMS career starting at the age of 15 with Goochland Fire - EMS. Jim has over 40 years in apparatus sales, design and manufacturing, working with some of the Nation's largest (and smallest) fire departments. He "actively retired" from fire and EMS several years ago, but stays very busy being involved with the Firefighter Cancer Support Network, the Metro Richmond Fire "Flying Squad" Rehab unit and serves on the Board of Directors for several community and professional organizations.
Justin Faulk | KME Southeastern NC and Eastern SC Sales Representative
Justin joined Safe Industries as a part of our Fire Apparatus Sales team in January 2018. He was born and raised in Whiteville NC and currently still resides in Columbus County with his wife and two daughters. He has over 13 years of experience in the fire service and currently actively volunteers with Klondyke-Chadbourn Fire and Rescue and North Whiteville Vol. Fire Dept in his home county. His family is very active in their church and community.
John Sandifer | KME Southern SC & parts of Eastern SC Sales Representative
John joined Safe Industries as a part of our Fire Apparatus Sales team in January 2018. He is a native of Denmark, SC and served as Chief for their Volunteer Fire Department. He has 32 years experience in the Fire Service Industry. John is a graduate from the University of South Carolina and currently resides in Gaston, SC with his wife. He is a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Cayce, SC and enjoys hunting, fishing, and supporting his favorite team, the Carolina Gamecocks.
Andrew Stinger | KME Raleigh NC Sales Representative
Andrew joined Safe Industries in 2018 as the KME Sales Representative in Northern NC. He graduated from Coastal Carolina University with a Bachelor degree in 2012 and a Masters of Business Administration in 2013. Prior to joining Safe Industries, Andrew worked at the KME manufacturing facility in Nesquehoning, PA as a Contract Administor. His duties included following customer's trucks from the order entry process, to the design and pre-construction conference, through the build, completion and final inspection of the completed vehicle. Andrew brings a unique skill set to the sales side of the fire apparatus busness by having prior experience in overseeing the manufacturing of the vehicles. He was a member of the Coaldale Volunteer Fire Department while living in PA and is an avid hunter, fisherman and baseball enthusiast in his spare time.
E-ONE Apparatus Sales
Chase Cummins | E-ONE Upper SC Sales Representative
Chase joined Safe Industries as the E-ONE Sales Representative for the Upper South Carolina territory in April 2018. He has been in the fire service since 2003 and most recently served as Lieutenant at Roebuck Fire District. He was also a firefighter at Woodruff Fire Department in South Carolina. Chase lives in Clinton, SC with his wife and son, and enjoys speding time with his family and friends in his free time.
Virgil Slagle | E-ONE Lower SC Sales Representative
Virgil joined Safe Industries in 2017 as the E-ONE Sales Representative for the lower region of South Carolina. He has over 56 years experience working in the fire apparatus sales and service industry. Virgil currently lives in Chapin, SC with his wife, Joyce. He enjoys playing guitar as well as following NASCAR and Moto-Cross.
Ferrara Apparatus Sales
Todd Hackler | Ferrara SC Sales Representative
Todd joined Safe Industries as part of our Ferraa Apparatus Sales team in March of 2018. He is originally from Baton Rouge, LA, but now resides in Taylors, SC with his wife and two daughters. He previously worked in the Natural Gas Industry where he operated alongside fire personnel on a regular basis. Todd also has experience in welding & metal fabrication, as well as extensive experience operating large-scale equipment. In his free time, Todd enjoys spending time with his friends and family, riding motorcycles, and working on a variety of land motor vehicles and small engine equipment. He is also an involved member of his church and community.
Randy Porter | VP of Sales, Service, and Manufacturing, Apparatus Division
In his role as Safe Industries Vice President, Randy Porter serves as the leader of FES.
Ryan Steen | General Manager
Ryan Steen has been the General Manager of Fire Equipment Sales and Services (FES) for two years. He started his career at Interlake Material Handling as the Process Improvement Coordinator. He then worked at Giant Resource Recovery, first as an Upper Drum Dock Supervisor and then as an Assistant Non-Hazardous Manager. He is now responsible for the day-to day operations at FES. Ryan graduated from Claflin University with a bachelor’s degree, and was a member of the baseball team there. He currently attends Bethel Baptist Church, where he is a part of the youth committee and praise band.