Douglas J. Worswick of Certified Slings Honored with CEO of the Year Award

Douglas J. Worswick, CEO of Certified Slings & Supply, was honored on November 6, 2015 with the CEO of the Year award by the Orlando Business Journal.  This award comes on the heels of Certified Slings being named one of the top 100 privately held companies in Central Florida as one of the “Golden 100.”

CEOs were evaluated on several criteria: key contributions to their firms, innovation, strategic business initiatives, overcoming challenges, and contributions to the community.  With less than 10 years at the helm of a nearly 60-year-old company, Doug has managed astonishing achievements, growth, and community activism. 

Through Doug’s leadership, Certified Slings & Supply has increased locations by 50% in just nine years.  The growth is fueled by investment in people, technology, strong supplier relationships, and innovative ideas, such as the Academy for Rigging & Fall Protection, Certified Slings & Supply’s cutting-edge indoor, hands-on training center. 

Doug’s investment in people and commitment to team member development result in an astounding 73% of the management team having been promoted from within the company, and 22% of the team working for the company for over 10 years.  His commitment toward Florida Hospital’s Health Performance Strategies (formerly Healthy 100) fosters a culture of wellness than includes annual wellness tests and a weekly fitness program at no charge to team members.  With Doug’s leadership, Certified Slings & Supply has supported community development by donating annually to local and national charities and has pledged continued financial support of the AWRF scholarship program. 

Certified Slings & Supply is the largest manufacturer and supplier of rigging, overhead lifting, and load securement products in the Southeast US and has been in business since 1958.  In addition to product, Certified Slings offers inspections, trainings, repairs, and certified proof load tests. 

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