05/03/2024 - 08:00 am

Diversified Fall Protection names Travis Nelson as new CEO 

Diversified Fall Protection (DFP), a large US turnkey fall protection integrator for regulatory-driven systems and services, has appointed Travis Nelson, PE, CSP as the company’s new CEO. Nelson is a distinguished leader and influencer in the fall protection industry and brings over 20 years of industry experience to the position.

“We are truly honoured to have someone of Travis’ reputation and expertise at the helm of our company,” said William Huber, chairman of the DFP board and partner with North Branch Capital, which invested in DFP in May of 2019. “His industry knowledge, visionary leadership, and ability to unite teams toward a shared vision are precisely what DFP needs to solidify its position as an industry leader.”

Nelson’s journey with DFP began in 2019, initially as vice president of Engineering and later as vice president of Strategy. His tenure at DFP commenced after the acquisition of PEAK Fall Protection, where Nelson served as managing partner and president for nearly 12 years.

“I am thrilled about the opportunities that this appointment presents,” said Nelson. “DFP is truly exceptional, primed for remarkable growth and success. With a team of exceptionally dedicated and talented individuals, possessing the requisite expertise and commitment, we are poised to elevate our service standards and foster innovation. Our industry is not just compelling; it’s critical because we ensure that workers return home safely every evening.”

Established in 1994, DFP currently employs over 300 professionals across six US locations. The company has experienced exponential growth, quadrupling in size since 2019, propelled in part by four strategic acquisitions between late 2019 and 2021 (PEAK Fall Protection, Fall Protection Services (FPS), Rooftop Anchor, and Versatile Systems, Inc.). Since 2021, DFP has achieved a 30% growth rate.

DFP specialises in partnering with clients as their trusted advisor, assessing fall protection concerns within their portfolio, identifying risks, and delivering programmatic recommendations. DFP services encompass the implementation of engineered solutions, alongside ongoing inspection and certification, ensuring compliance and safety.


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