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mark calvert

Sales Manager

Mark is the sales manager and has been in the safety industry for 46 years. His responsibilities include sales, marketing and customer service.

He started in the safety shoe division, loading shoe mobiles, servicing walk in customers and general warehouse duties. After several years he was promoted to customer service, purchasing and finally outside sales for personal protective equipment. He has attended numerous manufacturer training courses including 3M, MSA, Capital Safety, Honeywell, and many others. He has been active in the local ASSE and AIHA chapters in Kansas City for many years. He enjoys traveling the world on foreign missions trips through his church.

Success Stories

Designed a fall protection scaffolding system for the erection of chimed tanks. Designed a wireless portable gas detection system for entering railroad tank cars. Designed over 140 lock out/tag out procedures and policies for a metal fabrication company. Performed over 300 quantitative respirator fit test over 3 shifts for a battery manufacturer.

How I got started in Safety Equipment Sales

My uncle was a Vice President for a regional safety equipment distributor and I was looking for a job out of high school and 46 years later here I am. I have seen a lot of changes over the years and I enjoy the challenge of keeping people safe on the job each and every day.

What makes me a great Safety Equipment Expert

My start in this industry was shortly after OSHA came into existence, so I experienced the introduction of most of the OSHA standards and the accompanying personal protective products that followed. With this background I am able to ask knowledgeable questions and listen to the customer’s response in order to provide solutions for their various needs and concerns. If I do not have the answer for them I usually know where to find it. Honesty and integrity are very important to me in any relationship.


Featured Location

203 E. 14th Ave.
N. Kansas City, MO 64116

Certificates & Training

  • OSHA 10 Hour General Industry
  • First Aid/CPR/AED
  • Respiratory Protection Specialist
  • Confined Space Entry Specialist
  • Portable Gas Detection Specialist

Professional Safety Organizations

  • AIHA
  • ASSE

Product Expertise

  • Arc Flash
  • Confined Space
  • Fall Protection
  • Gas Detection
  • Hearing Protection
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Instrumentation
  • Respiratory Protection

Industry Expertise

  • Agriculture
  • Chemical/Pharmaceuticals
  • Construction
  • Energy
  • Environmental Remediation
  • Food Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Public Service/Safety
  • Water


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