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Safety Sales Team

C: 256.627.0804

MALCOLM RITCHIE

BS, QSSP, HMTRI

AUTHORIZED OSHA OUTREACH INSTRUCTOR

ALABAMA

Malcolm is from Smyrna, Tennessee and has been teaching companies how to operate safely and stay OSHA compliant for more than 23 years. Malcolm is an Authorized OSHA Outreach Instructor, a Hazardous Material Training and Research Institute (HMTRI) graduate and is a Qualified Safety Sales Professional (QSSP). Malcolm’s expertise includes OSHA Compliance and OSHA Written Program Knowledge. He has a keen eye for identifying non-compliant hazards in the workplace and conducts plant safety assessments and audits to ensure Customers pass OSHA requirements, meet OSHA standards and avoid hefty fines. He also performs various safety training such as Drug-Free Workplace, Hearing Conservation and Ladder Safety, to name a few, at the Customer’s location.

I love Martin – the team spirit, family atmosphere, low pressure”, says Malcolm. “I enjoy visiting different Companies each day, learning about what they do and making new friends at each location.

In his spare time, Malcolm paints landscapes, partakes in woodworking projects, hikes and travels.

C: 812.306.3941

JOHN ASH

Territory Manager

INDIANA

John is from Newburgh, IN and has a degree in business from Oakland City University in Oakland City, Indiana. He served 6 ½ years (2000-2006) in the United States Army and retired due to injuries sustained in Iraq. He has been in the industry for over 15 years and is approaching his first year with Martin.

When asked how he helps companies operate better, John said, “I try to differentiate myself from an everyday salesperson. I want to be a true partner for my Customers by identifying ways I can help them save time, space and money.” John is always striving to be better and was awarded the Annual Achievers Top 1% Award three years in a row (2012 – 2014) from a previous employer.

When not at work, John enjoys body building and spending time with his wife and two daughters.

C: 205.382.6407

VIVIAN MCSWAIN

Safety Specialist

ALABAMA

Vivian is originally from Chicago, Illinois but moved to Alabama over 40 years ago. Today, she calls Birmingham her home.

She has been a safety sales professional for more than 30 years with nine of those years at Martin Safety. She is OSHA 10 Certified and an OSHA Qualified and Competent Person in Fall Protection. Additional specialties include hand protection, flash fire and arc flash protection, and fit, care and PPE inspection.

When it comes to helping companies operate better, no one does it better or makes it as fun as Vivian.  Her key to finding the right solution is to isolate each issue and work with the Customer to solve that issue in a way that can often create other solutions. She keeps at the forefront the goal of creating a custom, safe and user-friendly solution while achieving cost savings. In 2019, she was awarded the Martin Cost Savings Award for the many ways she helped her Customers control costs while meeting their safety needs.  What she likes most about her job are the personal relationships developed with Customers, Suppliers and Coworkers. To them, she’s not just a Rep, but their friend.

Vivian married her high school sweetheart and they have been together for more than 30 years. Together, they have three adult children and one grandson. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, traveling and cheering for the Auburn Tigers! War Eagle!

C: 803.315.0603

ROB GREENE

Safety Sales

SOUTH CAROLINA

Growing up an Army brat, Rob considers the world his hometown. But his extended family is from South Carolina. He has been in the safety industry for over 15 years and is OSHA Qualified and a Competent Person in Fall Protection. His specialties include Safety and PPE.

What Rob likes most about his job is working with Customers and offering solutions. “I help Companies solve safety issues,” says Rob. “I look for ways to eliminate any recordables, improve their processes by recommending better more suitable products and find ways to reduce costs.”

Rob is married with a 3-year-old. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf and cheering for the University of South Carolina Gamecocks!

Industrial Sales Team

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JOHNNY JOHNSTON

Account Manager

SOUTH CAROLINA

Johnny is originally from Atlanta, GA but calls Greenville, SC his home.

Johnny has a degree from Vanderbilt University and 41 years of industrial sales experience. He spent the first 33 years of his career at Ziegler Tools.  When Martin acquired Ziegler in 2012, Johnny brought a wealth of experience, knowledge and resources to Martin. He has a strong background in cutting tools, abrasives, and coolants and has attended many classes to increase his knowledge. In 2018, he earned the 3M/Martin New 3M Business Award and has other awards from Ziegler Tools.   

Johnny enjoys the variety of challenges when working with his customers and finds satisfaction in providing them with custom tailored solutions and cost savings.

In his spare time, he enjoys walking for exercise, the beach, cruises and rooting for the Vanderbilt Commodores, the Clemson Tigers, and the Carolina Panthers.  His joy in life is spending time with his family. Johnny and his wife have been married for 38 years and they have two daughters, a son, three grandchildren with one on the way and two beagles. Johnny says, “I have a lot to be thankful for.”

C: 256.509.6919

RICKY DUPREE

Sales Representative

ALABAMA

Ricky is a Huntsville, Alabama native and has been in the industrial sales industry for 41 years. His specialties include fasteners, tools and abrasives, vender managed inventory (VMI), consignment, manufacturing production flow and MRO customized systems.  Ricky received additional training in fasteners at Holo-Krome in Milwaukee, WI.

What he likes most about his job is having the freedom to make decisions and solve Customer issues while sitting with the Customer.

“When I meet with a Customer, I have an open mind and let the Customer tell me what they need. Then, using my industry experience I find a custom-tailored solution that will help them operate better”.

Additional roles that Ricky has had include licensed Alabama contractor, real estate agent, sales manager and salesperson trainer.

In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, flipping houses and restoring antique vehicles.

C: 205.563.6312

JOSH WELLS

Account Manager

ALABAMA

Josh is from Trussville, Alabama and has been with Martin for over a year. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing from Auburn University and has over 10 years’ experience in the Oil and Gas Pipeline and Construction Industries.  

When asked what he likes most about his job, he said “My Customer relationships. I enjoy meeting new people and being able to support my Customers’ needs with the vast resources and Supplier partnerships Martin has to offer”. Josh helps companies operate better by keeping a close eye on his Customer’s accounts. He strives to provide 24/7 service, on-time delivery of supplies, and custom-tailored solutions to maximize their operations. 

He is married and has a 3-month old daughter. In his spare time, he enjoys golf, stays active in sports leagues and plays guitar.

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