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Meet the South and Gulf States Fall Protection Team

May 27, 2021 9:30:47 AM

     Since our founding in 1994, Diversified Fall Protection has endeavored to become the nationwide leader in engineered fall protection systems. We've expanded both our portfolio and our geographic footprint through a commitment to the acquisition of strategically located fall protection companies with best-in-class solutions. Expanding solution offerings and brick and mortar locations are necessary steps toward better serving our clients; that said, an organization is only as good as the people responsible for delivering solutions. This post will introduce the inside and outside sales team serving the country's Southern and Gulf States regions.

ryanRyan Spikowski

“I started with DFP in 2008 in the Cleveland, OH office in Sales. I migrated to the Engineered Fall Protection industry from a pneumatic actuator manufacturer working in technical sales. The services aspect of fall protection was very intriguing and right up my alley! I love the problem solving aspect of the ever growing industry, starting with the need for the application to the implemented solution.  The satisfaction of working with our clients to come up with a resolution that protects people so they can go home to their families every day.”

Territories include: Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi



johnJohn Bast

“I have 10 Years Total in fall protection; 7 years specific to rail car and tanker truck load rack fall protection with a DFP vendor and 3 years in general industry fall protection with DFP. I did not seek the fall protection industry but rather it found me.  As a lifelong skydiving instructor and FAA parachute rigger;  I’ve spend a lifetime mitigating high risk situations into being safe; I bring a technical skill set of application problem solving combined with  training people on proper equipment configuration use with  a mindset that re-enforces my customers safety culture. 

I enjoy solving difficult interior overhead fall protection anchorage point problems over manufacturing machinery to keep maintenance workers safe from serious injury or fatal fall.   I also excel at financially demonstrating the value of my solutions are mere fractions the cost of serious work place injury or fatality. “

Territories include: Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Florida


destinee-1Destinee Walker

“I Started with DFP in the fall of 2018. I loved the idea of working for a dynamic company that helps people return home safely after work!

Every day is different and we get a unique opportunity to see firsthand how different industries operate while offering tailored solutions for fall protection and safety concerns.”

Territories include: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Arizona


Joe Lima

“I have been with the company for 2 Years. I decided to pursue a career in fall protection so that I could continue my love of face to face sales along with knowing that what I am doing helps keep people safe. What I like best about my job is the satisfaction I get from figuring out solutions for unique fall protection scenarios and that I get access to some pretty interesting facilities.”

Territories include: Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Florida


Tom Dillon

“I joined the Safety industry in 1995 becoming a Miller Fall Protection Rep and grew through the company over the next 24 years and left in 2020 as the National Sales Manager to join Fall Protection Systems as the Director of National Accounts.  I have enjoyed my years in the safety industry because it dovetails well into my fire service career. They are very satisfying in both have many challenges and rewards, helping people and growing in safety knowledge. “

Tom is our National Accounts Manager, his territories are country-wide.