SafeWorks appoints ex-Terex designer as engineering VP

By Sarah Ann Campbell15 December 2011

The new vice president of engineering for SafeWorks, Erik Elzinga

The new vice president of engineering for SafeWorks, Erik Elzinga

US-based SafeWorks has appointed Erik Elzinga to the new role of vice president engineering. His role spans the global market and places emphasis on new product development for the company's Power Climber Wind, Power Climber and Spider brands.

Based in the company's Seattle headquarters and reporting to CEO Scott Farrell, Mr Elzinga joins SafeWorks from a 15-year career with Terex Aerial Work Platforms, manufacturer of Genie-branded aerial lift equipment. At Terex he held the position of global engineering senior director.

Mr Elzinga is a graduate of the University of Florida with a BSc in Mechanical Engineering. He brings to SafeWorks a plethora of working knowledge of lifting people and materials.

"Sales from new products have become a major driver of SafeWorks' growth", said SafeWorlks' Scott Farrell, "Adding Erik's expertise as a dedicated leader leverages his extensive global experience through periods of explosive growth with Terex and strengthens our continued market leadership in powered access solutions for renewable energy, infrastructure and construction end-markets".

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