Team

Tri-State Wire Rope Supply Staff

Dave Stafford

General Manager

Dave’s work started in TSWR’s infancy in 1991 as a wire rope fabricator and general laborer. Since that time, Dave has carried out various functions for the company including web sling fabricator, delivery, sales and purchasing. Dave has evolved with the company over the years and is now the general manager of our Cincinnati operations.

Tony Baker

Customer Service

Tony’s tenure with TSWR began in 1994. Tony has held positions as wire rope fabricator, delivery driver, web sling fabricator and now is assisting customers with their rigging product questions and requirements. Tony is a first-rate customer service representative and is a Certified Rigging Gear Inspector with credentials from the International Training Institute.

Alex Brock

Operations & Quality Leader

Alex joined TSWR in 2014 and has quickly “learned the ropes.” Alex started with our company covering two important roles at TSWR, as a customer service representative and coordinator of rigging gear repairs. With this background, and a knack for leadership & systems, he’s transitioned into Operations & Quality Leader for Fulcrum Lifting’s 3 locations.  He is developing / implementing an ISO 9001:2008 system for our organization.  Alex has certificates from The Rigging Institute as Qualified Inspector and Competent Rigger.

Nick Taylor

Customer Service

Nick rejoined TSWR as an inside Customer Service Representative in early 2016.  Previously, Nick serviced the Cincinnati market with us as a Product Specialist.  This history of field applications has given Nick vast experiences with our products and the challenges many in the field face on a daily basis.

John Doppes

Site Manager – Dayton

John Doppes began his career in the rigging industry in 1989. He started as a wire rope fabricator in Cincinnati and transferred to Dayton in 1990, eventually assuming management of a local rigging shop. John joined TSWR in 2010 and has successfully led our expansion North into Dayton.

Alex Gondos

Product Specialist – Dayton Field

Alex joined the TSWR team in 2011 as a wire rope fabricator. He quickly learned a lot about the rigging industry and was promoted to field representative in 2013. Alex has developed into great rigging product consultant and has certificates from The Rigging Institute as Qualified Inspector and Competent Rigger.

Doug Pekel

Product Specialist – Cincinnati Field

Doug’s roots in the lifting and rigging industry stretch back to 1989. Doug has been an outbound worker providing rigging solutions to a variety of industries since then. He is an authorized Crosby Trainer and a National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) Certified Rigger. Doug also serves as lead trainer for TSWR’s Rigging Awareness classes.

Statz Croucher

Product Specialist – Columbus Field

Statz has over 10 years of background in the wire rope industry. Previous to his time with TSWR, Statz was employed by a wire rope wholesale company specializing in premium wire ropes for cranes, OEM applications, elevators and general industry. Since hiring on with TSWR, he has helped service and develop business in Central Ohio. Statz has almost too many interests to name. Favorites include knife making and archery with his sons.

Dan Owsley

Sales Manager

Dan has been with the company since 1998. Dan has held a number of positions including delivery, wire rope fabricator and shop foreman, and has extensive field experience in providing rigging solutions. He is now the Sales Manager covering our three operation locations and five Field Rigging Product Specialists. Dan is a Crane Institute Certifcation (CIC) Certified Advanced Rigger and Signal Person, has attended the Crosby “Train the Trainer” program, Guardian’s Competent Fall Protection course and is actively involved in Leadership Southern Indiana.

Kentuckiana Wire Rope & Supply Staff

Todd Stites

General Manager

Todd began his career at KWR in 1997 and currently works as General Manager. Todd started in inside sales, but moved around to areas of need. These areas include: sales, shop supervisor, marketing, quality control, rigging training and management. Todd is an authorized Crosby Train-the-Trainer, a certified Signalperson/Advanced Rigger and Authorized Practical Examiner through Crane Institute of America (CIC). Todd has been a member of Associated Crane & Rigging Professionals (ACRP) since 2008 and is currently a board member.

Dan Owsley

Sales Manager

Dan has been with the company since 1998. Dan has held a number of positions including delivery, wire rope fabricator and shop foreman, and has extensive field experience in providing rigging solutions. He is now the Sales Manager covering our three operation locations and five Field Rigging Product Specialists. Dan is a Crane Institute Certifcation (CIC) Certified Advanced Rigger and Signal Person, has attended the Crosby “Train the Trainer” program, Guardian’s Competent Fall Protection course and is actively involved in Leadership Southern Indiana.

Brian Agnew

Purchasing Manager & Account Manager

Brian has been a key member of the KWR team since 1998. He started as wire rope fabricator, but swiftly moved into inside sales. During that time, Brian acquired the nickname “numbers” for his ability to “crunch the numbers” and compile statistics. Brian is actively the Purchasing Manager as well as a manager of some key accounts. Brian has certificates from The Rigging Institute as a Competent Rigger and Qualified Inspector, as well as a JC Renfroe Clamp Inspector.

Mark Wilcoxson

Customer Service

Mark has been involved in various areas of industrial sales for nearly 40 years.In 2006, Mark brought his inside sales experience to the KWR team.Since then, Mark has been providing KWR customers with quality customer service. Mark has a certificate from The Rigging Institute as a Competent Rigger.

Jenny King

Customer Service

Jenny joined KWR’s inside sales team in 2014. She is seasoned with 16 years of sales experience. 13 of those years have been spent in the industrial marine industry. Jenny’s industrial sales experience and upbeat personality has made a positive impact at KWR. Jenny has a certificate from The Rigging Institute as a Competent Rigger.

Audrey Russell

Customer Service

Audrey joined KWR’s inside sales team in 2014. She brought with her experience in industrial sales and distribution. Audrey is also experienced in working with construction job sites around the country. In addition to inside sales, Audrey is the coordinator of KWR’s rigging gear repairs. Audrey has a certificate from The Rigging Institute as a Competent Rigger.

Brian Klein

Customer Service

Brian began his tenure with KWR in 2012. He started as a wire rope and chain fabricator, tried his hand as a delivery person and is now handling most of the friends that walk in the door for will call or walk in purchases. He is great with the products we specialize in and is eager to greet everyone with a smile when they visit our facility.

Tim Coombs

Product Specialist – Louisville Field

Tim began his KWR career in 2001. He started as a wire rope fabricator and general labor and eventually moved into inside sales. Moving from the shop to inside sales, prepared him for his current role. Tim is actively working in outside sales, helping customers with their rigging needs. Tim is recognized by Crosby as a Train-the-Trainer and has a certificate from The Rigging Institute as a Competent Rigger and Qualified Inspector.

Scott Warner

Product Specialist – Louisville Field

Scott joined the KWR team in 2011. He began working as a shop foreman, but eventually moved into inside sales. While working in inside sales, Scott gained a higher level of product knowledge. This knowledge prepared him for his current position in outside sales. Today, Scott goes out to the customers helping them with their application and product needs. Scott has certificates from The Rigging Institute as a Competent Rigger and Qualified Inspector.

Doug James

Product Specialist – Central Kentucky Field

Doug took charge of the Central Kentucky territory for KWR in 2014. Doug is a diligent worker always willing to go the extra mile to take care of a customer request. He has attended classes arranged by The Rigging Institute and The Crosby Group.