Katherine Depablos

Vice President of Operations

Safety Supplies Unlimited

Katherine Depablos is the Vice President of Operations for Safety Supplies Unlimited (SSU). She has B.A in Business Administration from Lehman College and has in excess of 10+ years experience in the construction industry working as the Administrative Coordinator at Total Safety Consulting Training Academy (TSCTA) in Long Island City, NY.

She provided managerial support to the administrative staff, oversight, direct coordination of specific administrative support projects and operations, development and implementation of improved office procedures as well as coordinating and scheduling all training events.

During her time with TSCTA and SSU, Katherine has obtained safety related certifications for OSHA, Scaffolding, Fire Safety, Power Tools, First aid, Hazmat and she is an OSHA Authorized Construction Trainer.

She is also a member of professional organizations such as National Association of Professional Women, Women in Construction, Savor the Success, Association of Building Contractors, National Safety Council, and Bayonne/Hudson Chambers of Commerce.

Katherine has been working on the SSU expansion effort throughout the tri-state area as well as in South Florida through partner company TSC Southeast. She has initiated new marketing strategies that have focused on the sale of safety supplies such as P.P.E. (personal protective equipment) as well as fire extinguisher equipment and service via internet, in-store and on-site client access.

Katherine has reached the construction safety supply buyer by developing innovative marketing materials, opening several storefronts in the NY/NJ area, identifying and recruiting staff for in-project sales opportunities as well as garnering the power of social media to drive potential sales to SSU.

Professional Profile:

Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela

Education: Bachelor’s in business administration

First job outside of construction safety: None (first job was with TSCTA at 17 years old as receptionist)

First job in construction safety or allied field: TSC Training Academy

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I currently manage the Safety Supplies business but, in the future, would like to pursue a career in the field and attain more certifications in my industry

How do you unwind from a busy day? Spend time with family, yoga, go for walks, cook vegan food, and exercise

Favorite author: Mel Robbins

Favorite movie: Titanic

Last song you purchased/downloaded? Drake- Keke do you love me?

One word to describe your work environment: Millennials

Rules to live by in business:

  • Invest in your employees because without them a business will not succeed
  • Customer is always right
  • Run a business with honesty and integrity
  • Sales is one of the most important aspects of business. Master it
  • Never settle because there’s always more opportunities to pursue
  • You are in the driver seat of your business so take full control of it and take responsibility for all elements of it.
  • Never give up

What is your dream job? A job where I never stop learning and where there’s no limitations for growth or opportunities.

 

With years of experience in the construction industry, TSC is the company you can count on for all of your safety consulting needs. Contact us today to learn more.

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