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Todd Wall

FHS Leadership: Todd Wall


"At FHS, we understand that in order to be here tomorrow, we have to do the right thing today.”

Todd started FHS in 1994 with his partner and long time best friend, Joe DiCesare. He has spent his career focusing on learning both the overhead crane and hoist industry and conveyor systems.

Todd is a graduate of the University of Florida with a degree in Accounting. Todd demonstrates strong leadership traits through sound knowledge of the products, applications and years of hands on experience. Todd is very active in the community, serving on several Board of Directors and maintains a strong presence in the youth of the area through continued education and athletic endeavors.

Todd lives in the Lakeland area with his wife and daughter.

Joe DiCesare

FHS Leadership: Joe Dicesare

Vice President

"At FHS, our philosophy is the customer always comes first.”

Joe is a graduate of Troy University where he attended on an athletic scholarship and finished with a degree in Marketing. Joe has 25 plus years' experience in all aspects of Material Handling, including overhead cranes and hoists, storage rack systems, and fall protection.

Joe enjoys fishing and bird hunting. Joe and his wife, Susan, live in the Lakeland area. His son, Thomas, graduated with an Accounting degree and a master's in Business from the University of Florida. His daughter, Julia, graduated from the University of Florida with a Marketing and Psychology double major, and attended Columbia University receiving a master's degree in Philanthropy.

Al Bove

FHS Leadership: Al Bove

President, Conveyor & Storage Systems Division

"I believe in going that extra mile to make sure we meet our customer’s high expectations.”

Al began his Material Handling career in1973 as the General Manager for an overhead crane, hoist and storage equipment provider in the New England area. He moved his family to Florida in 1980 where he managed the crane and hoist division for a local company. In 1983, he met Joe DiCesare and Todd Wall as they began their material handling careers and they have remained friends ever since. In 1985, his focus changed to conveyor and storage systems integration and solutions. He has spent the last 27 years honing his skills in this field. In total, Al has 40 years of experience in all aspects of the business.

Al shares Joe and Todd’s passion for the material handling industry and their devotion to customer satisfaction. He is very active in the community and his church and is a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Al is the very proud grandpa of four beautiful grandchildren and two wonderful sons and daughters-in-law. He still lives in Lakeland with his wife of 41 years, Claire.

Cathy Riddle

FHS Leadership: Cathy Riddle

Chief Operations Officer

"Some succeed because they are destined. We succeed because we are determined."

Cathy Riddle is the Chief Operations Officer at FHS. She is a Certified Public Accountant and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and her Master’s degree in Business Administration from Florida Southern College. Cathy is a member in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Prior to joining FHS, Cathy worked and consulted for many local businesses in various aspects of accounting, operations, and management.

Cathy and her husband, Larry, reside in Lakeland. She has a daughter, Samantha, who is currently attending Salus University in Philadelphia. Her two step sons, Alex and Austin, live in the Lakeland area. Her favorite hobby is salt water fishing both inshore and offshore.

Curt Barquin

FHS Leadership: Curt Barquin

Chief Financial Officer

Curt Barquin is the Chief Financial Officer at FHS. Curt started with FHS in 2007. He brings over 20 years of in depth experience across a broad array of financial functions at the operating and corporate levels. Prior to FHS, his career was shaped by mergers, acquisitions, and LBO at both the parent and subsidiary levels.

Curt received his BBA-Accounting degree from the University of South Florida where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon and The USF Student Foundation. Curt maintains active involvement in several educational and cancer organizations including the Moffitt Cancer Center. Curt is very active in youth athletics where he coaches both a travel baseball and softball team. Curt and his wife, Karie, have been married over 20 years and have four children, three girls and a boy.

David Vives

FHS Leadership: David Vives

Fall Protection Manager / Sales Engineer

"Always thinking outside the box to resolve customer’s difficult applications."

David Vives is one of the founding members of FHS since its inception in 1994. Current responsibilities include Fall Protection Manager and Sales Engineer in support of the Service Department, as well as project management. Prior to joining FHS, David was with two other material handling companies.

After his naval service, David was part of the Beatrice Foods Engineering Department. David served in the U.S. Navy from 1969 to 1975 as a Nuclear Weapons Technician and served 18 months in Vietnam.

David lives in Lakeland, Florida, and has two daughters, ages 37 and 27. David’s hobbies include carpentry and art in all mediums.

Matt McDonald

FHS Leadership: Matt McDonald

Project Management & Sales Team Coordinator

"Our goal at FHS is that when we complete a project, the customer is 100% satisfied."

Matt has been with FHS for over 22 years and has had several positions with the sales team. He recently moved over to the Project Manager Management Division where he oversees the Customer Service Representatives, the installation crews, and coordinates with the sales team. Matt also handles all the estimating for overhead crane projects.

He is a graduate of Monmouth College with a degree in Business Administration.

Matt has three daughters; one who is the Assistant Director of an Education Day Care School in the Lakeland area; one who teaches 3rd grade in Jacksonville; and another who works in the financial department of a Ford dealership. Matt enjoys playing golf and spending time with his grandchildren in his leisure time.

Todd White

FHS Leadership: Todd White

Manager of Engineering

"We value each new opportunity and strive to earn our customer’s confidence and trust in FHS."

Todd joined FHS in 1999 where he manages the engineering and project management team. Prior to FHS, Todd designed, managed, and installed overhead rail, conveyor, and storage systems for numerous large clothing manufacturers.

Todd is originally from Michigan and attended Western Michigan University and moved to Florida in 1990.

He and his wife, Susan, live in Lakeland. They have two children, Gavin and Kayli. Both have returned to Florida from college and are pursuing new careers. Todd enjoys tennis, golf and motorcycles.

Paul Spaziano

Sales Manager

FHS Leadership: Paul Spaziano

Paul has been with FHS for 17 years. He spent six years in the United States Air Force. He began his career in sales working the Southern Florida market and now is the Regional Sales Manager.

Paul currently lives in Lakeland, Florida, and has two daughters who also live in Florida.

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