About Us

The Safety Source, LLC stocks over 25,000 MRO, packaging and office supply products and has over 425,000 products you can purchase. We carry a complete line of MRO, janitorial, safety, medical, industrial, lighting, material handling, food service, office & packaging supplies.

 

We also perform turnkey energy efficiency programs as well as design, install and service various industrial services related to LED interior & exterior lighting, vendor managed inventory, vending solutions, warehouse pallet racking, material handling, in plant offices and asset protection.

 

We specialize in helping Tier I, II and III manufacturing suppliers, government agencies, institutions, food service companies reduce vendors and costs while at the same time providing customizable services and solutions.

 

The Safety Source, LLC is certified by the WBENC as a Certified Woman Owned Business Certificate WBE#2005118320. We have been in business since 2007 and welcome the opportunity to show you customized services, lowest price per unit costs and solutions that help your company to reduce spend and redundancies.

 

 

 

 

 

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Elizabeth VanSickle

President

Elizabeth started her sales career representing an industrial tool distributor before being recruited to represent one of the Midwest’s largest industrial laundry providers where she developed relationships with OEM manufactures as well as Tier I, II and III automotive suppliers.

 

After working several years with various manufactures Elizabeth and Verde VanSickle her husband decided to open their own industrial distribution company first located in New Baltimore Michigan, The Safety Source has grown to become one of the Midwest’s fastest growing industrial safety distributors. With a diverse product and service offering The Safety Source has carved out a niche in the industrial supply and services industry - offering start of the art ecommerce solutions, vendor managed inventory, vending solutions, industrial contract services with a team of professionals that design, install and repair LED lighting, pallet racking, mezzanines, Inplant offices, assets protection and numbers other custom solutions.

 

The Safety Source believes in being a supply partner by reducing redundancies, vendors and providing a streamlined procure to pay process. 

 

Elizabeth has a deep love for animals and animal welfare donating both time and money to animal rescues and charity events. She enjoys boating on Lake St. Clair and traveling to various tropical locations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Verde VanSickle

Co-Founder/CEO

Verde is a graduate of Ferris State University where he was awarded a Football Scholarship and received two Bachelors of Science Degrees - Business Administration & Management.

 

Verde started his career in Occupational Health & Safety when we accepted a position with Concentra Medical Centers the nation’s largest occupational health provider. Verde was promoted to Area Sales Manager and was responsible for the marketing and business development of 9 Medical Centers located throughout the Metro Detroit area.

 

Verde was recruited by Honeywell one of the world’s largest manufacturers of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to become the Automotive Specialist working with national and regional distribution channels throughout the Midwest.

 

After 3 years with Honeywell Verde was recruited by a local industrial distributor to become a Territory Sales Manager.

Verde and Elizabeth decided they could provide businesses with better products, superior service at lower costs so they decided to open The Safety Source in New Baltimore Michigan in 2007. The Safety Source has grown to become one of the Midwest fastest growing industrial safety distributors. With significant investment into technology The Safety Source has launched a responsive e-commerce platform and inventory management software that will allow for improved service, faster order fulfillment and world class customer service.

 

Verde enjoys traveling and multiple live sporting events; he also has deep love for animals and enjoys helping Elizabeth with her charitable events.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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J. Eastom

Business Development Representative

 J. has worked in the industrial supply industry for 15 years. J. has held the position of Operations Manager in the manufacturing industry for 5 years. J. has held various sales, operations and managerial positions over the course of his career. He has been with The Safety Source for four years and enjoys the diversity of his customers and the fulfillment he gets when he helps a customer to save money and time. 

 

 J. is the father of 2 children 1 girl and 1 boy. He attended Henry Ford Community College and Davenport University and has a degree in Business Management. J. enjoys spending time camping with his children and watching our Detroit Sports Teams.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Steve Knight

E-Commerce & Digital Marketing Manager

 Steve is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelors Degree in Electronic Media & Film. He previously held a position as Video Producer/Marketing Specialist/E-Commerce Content Specialist with Sportbike Track Gear. Steve enjoys photography, playing guitar, watching and supporting local sport teams.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salina McCarthy

Customer Service Specialist

 

Salina attended Macomb County Community College and has 10+ years experience in customer service, finding her home here at The Safety Source. She loves music and live concerts and is an Alabama Crimson Tide football fan, but also enjoys attending Detroit sporting events. Salina is a proud owner of a pitbull named Millie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brian Reneau

General Manager

 

After spending several years in the banking industry as a Branch Manager for Chase Bank, Brian decided to make a change and came to work for The Safety Source in 2014 as Office Administrator. Brian grew in his role and became Purchasing Manager and recently was promoted to General Manager. In his free time Brian enjoys spending time with his wife and adult children as well as attending sporting events and live concerts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve McCabe

Account Manager

 

Steve has been in MRO Sales for 37 years, and enjoys helping clients save time and money in the Indirect Purchasing process. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, wife Christy and two adult children. He also enjoys coaching and has coached teams at the high school, grade school level for more than 24 years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anthony Downey

Warehouse Manager

 

Anthony has been working in warehousing for over 10 years in various industries. Anthony is a father of 1, spending as much of his free time as he can with his son. Enjoys music and Detroit sports.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ed Downey

Delivery Driver

 

Ed grew up and still lives on the east side and has been driving professionaly since 1989. Ed has been married 32 years and is a father of 3 and a grandfather of 3. He enjoys sports, cars and spending time with his family.