Federal Signal Announces New Training Program, Appoints Gary Toothe As Manager
ELGIN, Ill. (Sept. 1, 2009) – Federal Signal Environmental Solutions Group has appointed Gary Toothe as training program manager for the company's newly developed training initiative. In this role, Toothe will lead the creation, implementation and dissemination of all training initiatives for the industrial, construction and utility market segments serviced through FS Solutions, a resource for used equipment sales and service, parts and rentals.
He will also facilitate training on operation, safety, supervision, management and sales to industrial cleaning contractors through their nearest FS Solutions Center. Training on these topics will be available via DVD and online.
"Bringing Gary’s knowledge and skill to this new training initiative will have a significant impact on the success of industrial cleaning contractors across North America," said Tony Fuller, director of sales, Federal Signal Environmental Solutions Group. "Being able to train our customers on the correct use of equipment, as well as the sales and management skills they need, spells success for everyone involved."
"The importance of training to people who make their living operating vacuum trucks and waterblasters simply can’t be measured," Toothe said. "Safety and best practices have always been an integral part of the FS Solutions mission and I’m proud to be a part of this organization."
Toothe brings 25 years of experience in the industrial cleaning market segment to Federal Signal’s Environmental Solutions Group. Known in the industry for his training efforts, Toothe was this year’s recipient of the WJTA Safety Award for his contribution to the waterblast and industrial vacuum industry. A certified environmental, safety and health trainer and a certified instructional technologist, Toothe is also a member of the National Safety Council; the American Society for Training and Development; the National Environmental, Safety and Health Training Association; and Project Safe Georgia.