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LEADERSHIP TEAM

Greg Kennelly
Executive Vice President, General Manager, and Chief Financial Officer
Greg Kennelly joined the SafeWorks’ executive team in 2003 as Chief Financial Officer. Greg was promoted to the role of Executive Vice President and General Manager in early 2017. Prior to joining SafeWorks, Mr. Kennelly spent 11 years with General Electric where he held a number of financial and strategic planning positions in the U.S. and Asia, graduated from its Financial Management Program, and served on its Corporate Audit Staff. Mr. Kennelly graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor's degree in economics.

Vishnu Irigireddy
Vice President of Global Engineering
Vishnu Irigireddy joined the SafeWorks leadership team in 2016. As Vice President of Global Engineering, he is responsible for all product-related engineering functions including new product innovation and development, technology roadmapping, and management of intellectual property. Mr. Irigireddy brings more than 16 years of senior leadership experience in engineering and strategic growth, most recently serving as Director of Global R&D at Apex Tool Group where he accelerated corporate growth through acquisitions and new product development while leading a global team of engineers in mechanical, electrical, and software functions. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the National Institute of Technology, India, a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri, and a master’s of business administration degree with a concentration in finance from Millikin University in Illinois. He is also a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and champion of the continuous improvement philosophy.

Michael Moritz
Vice President - Supply Chain and International Operations
Michael Moritz joined SafeWorks in April 2006 as Global Director of Supply Chain. Mr. Moritz has over 25 years of progressive operational experience. In his previous roles as Director of Materials at Microscan Industries, and as Manufacturing Manager at Liberty Technologies, he was responsible for supply chain, manufacturing, and engineering services. Mr. Moritz has developed systems and programs that accelerate the value of a global supplier base and ensure best in class quality and performance. He earned an associate’s degree in electronics, as well as a bachelor’s degree in management and a master’s degree in business administration degree from Philadelphia University.

Greg Crew
Vice President of Global Product Management
Greg Crew joined SafeWorks in 2007 and has held progressive management roles, currently Vice President of Global Product Management where he is responsible for the marketing and management of SafeWorks' global product line. Previous roles with SafeWorks include Product Manager for the wind segment followed by Director of Global Product Management. He has been a key contributor to SafeWorks' growth, notably in turbine service lifts and IBEX® climb assist products. Prior to joining SafeWorks, Mr. Crew held senior management positions at Nordic Energy and Nordic Windpower. He has a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Brown University and a master’s degree in international business and finance from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris.

David Beckett
Vice President and General Manager - Spider Operations
David Beckett joined SafeWorks in 2015 as Vice President and General Manager of Spider Operations. During his 26 year tenure with Otis Elevator Company, a unit of United Technologies Corporation, Mr. Beckett held multiple roles including General Management of Sales and Operations in Seattle and New York City, and most recently Vice President of New Elevator Sales and Service, covering twelve Midwestern states. He held P&L accountability for sales, installations, and aftermarket services created by twenty-one business units and over one thousand employees, generating sales in excess of $400 million annually. Mr. Beckett received a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Finance from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, and a master’s degree in business administration from Hofstra University, New York.

John Sotiroff
Vice President and General Manager - Power Climber and Power Climber Wind
John Sotiroff rejoined SafeWorks in 2017 as Vice President and General Manager of the Power Climber and Power Climber Wind business segments, responsible for driving tactical sales growth and developing strategies for accelerated global growth. Previously, Mr. Sotiroff spent ten years with SafeWorks, serving as Vice President of Spider Sales and Distribution where he successfully led the business through significant transformation and growth. Most recently, he served as President and Chief Executive Office of Boulder Prime Consulting, specializing in strategic planning and sales force management. Mr. Sotiroff has also held progressive sales management roles with ArvinMeritor and its predecessor Rockwell International. He received both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Michigan.