Doug Kit, Director of Business Development

  • As SSM’s Director of Business Development, Doug Kit enjoys building relationships with each prospective and new client to learn exactly what it is they need and determine how SSM can meet those needs. Doug’s in-depth knowledge of safety requirements and expertise in providing compliant solutions is an asset to SSM – and to each and every one of our clients.

    Since earning his Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and graduating with recognition as a top performer in both professional sales and branch manager roles, Doug has excelled in every sales position he has held. During his nearly 30-year professional sales career, Doug has launched, managed and expanded sales divisions and territories at three different companies.

    Prior to joining the SSM team, Doug’s most recent sales position was with Acklands-Grainger. Here, he quickly became familiar with the technical information, product knowledge, company policies and procedures required to succeed, not only in sales but also in the safety industry. Doug rounded out his knowledge of the products and services through safety education in fall protection, gas detection, respiratory protection and confined space. In fact, his dedication to learning the details and nuances of the safety products and procedures, legislative requirements and compliance management earned Doug internal recognition and awards for his exceptional work.

    As the safety industry evolves, Doug sees the opportunity to have a positive influence in shaping the culture of workplace health and safety in Manitoba. He enjoys rising to challenges, strongly believes in the power of prevention and is passionate about helping clients make safety a part of everything they do.

    His experience has shown Doug that safety is not optional – you need a good safety program, not only to ensure that workers go home safe every day but also to be successful and to compete in business.