New President of Americas at Capital Safety


Capital Safety announces that Joe Reimer has joined the company as president of the Americas region. He has more than 25 years of experience in the global personal protection equipment industry. For the past 15 he has been president of the fall protection division of Dalloz and senior vice president of the height safety group within Sperian Protection and Honeywell. Reimer will be based at the company’s Red Wing, Minnesota, facility and have responsibility over the business in North and South America.

Reimer has a long history as a strong advocate for height safety and the expansion of fall protection standards, including serving as a board member on the International Safety Equipment Association. “Joe’s background in fall protection and drive toward true globalization makes him an ideal leader for the growth of the industry and our company,” says Anders Pettersson, Capital Safety CEO. “He joins Capital Safety on the heels of a record year, with some phenomenal opportunities ahead of us in 2011 and beyond. With Joe on our team we will continue to strengthen our leadership position in the U.S. and Canada and increase our aggressive expansion within Latin America.”

Capital Safety is the world’s leading manufacturer of fall protection, confined space, and rescue equipment, with 20 operating sites worldwide and a passionate commitment to quality, innovation, and safety. Capital Safety is home of the DBI-SALA, UNILINE and PROTECTA brands. All of Capital Safety’s fall protection and rescue systems are backed by extensive training, knowledgeable technical assistance, and professional customer service. For more information call (800) 328-6146 or visit