VP, Specialty Services | Principal Shareholder
Bruce Simms graduated cum laude from Virginia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering with a concentration in structures. He began his engineering career at Virginia’s two nuclear power generation facilities and then spent five years designing and assisting with the installation of pre-engineered metal buildings up and down the East Coast. While always enthusiastic about the structural realm, his desire to make the world safer dovetailed perfectly into creating and leading ITAC’s Fall Protection business. This 20-year pursuit has led to fall protection systems being implemented in a myriad of environments including manufacturing, industrial, theaters, roller coasters, space shuttle launch pads and even the roof of the US Supreme Court.
Bruce is currently licensed as a Professional Engineer in 24 states and a General Contractor in eight states. He is an OSHA Competent/Qualified Person as well as a Competent/Qualified Person lead instructor for ITAC’s fall protection training courses. Considered a thought leader in his field, he has written several published articles on a variety of fall protection subjects. On a national level, he has been an Exposition/Congress speaker for both the ASSE (American Society of Safety Engineers) and NSC (National Safety Council). He has also provided technical guidance for numerous local safety organizations including the VPPPA (Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association) and VOSH (Virginia Occupational Safety and Health).
This diverse background, education and experience provides a solid foundation for his role as a Principal Shareholder and Vice President of Specialty Services. Outside of ITAC, Bruce is passionate about spending time with his wife and three daughters as well as serving his Lord through involvement in a local Baptist church.