Guardian New SVP Sales & Services for the Americas

Guardian, the world’s largest independent fall protection and prevention company, is pleased to announce Jeff Wilder as its new SVP Sales and Services for the Americas. In his new role, Wilder will be responsible for leading the company’s commercial team, including sales, business development, engineered systems, support and training throughout North, Central, and South America.Wilder joins Guardian with a wealth of experience in industrial and construction products and services. Most recently, Jeff led sales for Hempel, a leading coatings manufacturer in the Marine, Oil & Gas, Rail, Infrastructure, Wind and Industrial segments. Prior to that, he spent almost 14 years at Hilti leading both large sales divisions and business unit strategy. Jeff holds a degree in Management from Southern Polytechnic State University.“We are thrilled to have Jeff join the Guardian team”, said Jeff Ward, Guardian CEO. “We have been impressed with Jeff’s track record of optimizing commercial strategy to grow and strengthen customer partnerships and deliver strong results. His experience in sales process excellence make him an ideal choice in carrying out Guardian’s 360-degree Height Safety commercial strategies.”Of his new role at Guardian, Wilder commented “I am excited to join the Guardian team. I’m inspired by the company’s purpose of making safe simple. I look forward to ensuring this purpose is actualized in all our work with customers and key stakeholders.”Wilder resides in Houston and will be based out of Guardian’s Headquarters and home of the company’s new Design and Innovation Center in Pasadena, TX.  Says Ward, “We are excited for Jeff’s help to further shape the customer experience in Houston, as well lead the commercial efforts in further advancing partnerships and programs aimed at keeping workers safe at height.”About Guardian FallGuardian is the world’s largest independent fall protection and prevention partner.  With design, manufacturing, height safety training and engineered system experts across North America and the UK, it serves partners around the globe with a 360-degree height safety

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