On May 22, 1989 The Safety Marketing Group held it’s first-ever Partnership Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. The group came together to network and share knowledge among a band of like minded distributors interested in getting safety equipment to the far reaching corners of industry. Since these humble beginnings, the strength of the group has positioned it to be the foundation of a Safety Network dedicated to serving and advancing the safety industry.
If you’re in or associated with the safety industry – whether you wear, move, or make safety equipment – SafetyNetwork.me is for you! It’s your personal safety community & resource center powered by the industry itself.
SafetyNetwork.me: For you, for us. For me!
Through a variety of networking events, SafetyNetwork.me enables partners and members to engage in meaningful meetings/dialog that help develop relationships.
Michael “Mike” Smeaton serves as President of the Safety Marketing Group. Mike has over 39 years of experience in the industrial safety marketplace. Prior to becoming SMG President, Mike worked in American Optical’s Safety Division as a Regional Sales Manager until he acquired a portion of Quad City Safety, Inc. In 1989 Mike purchased the remaining portion of Quad City Safety and, over the next decade, turned it into one of the leading independent safety distributors in the United States.
Mike attended both The University of Iowa and St. Ambrose University. He has two children, Mike, Jr. and Melissa. Mike is married to Deborah Smeaton.
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Candy was born and raised in Wisconsin where she met her husband and proceeded to move to Iowa and then onto Texas where their youngest child received an Engineering degree at Texas A&M University. Todd and Candy lived in Texas for over 24 years and then made the move to Florida to be close to immediate family. She is looking forward to this new opportunity supporting the Safety Network family.