CW Industrial Partners


Accomplished Leader with Proven Track Record of Executive Experience


Cleveland, Ohio (February 3rd, 2022) – CW Industrial Partners announces the hiring of Ted Rock as Chief Executive Officer of the newly acquired Safe-Way Garage Doors.

Rock is a successful building products industry veteran, holding various executive positions within building products companies. He has excelled in driving strategic plans, executing growth strategies, and fostering a continuous improvement culture across the business. Rock has also worked successfully with several Private Equity firms leading businesses and as an operating partner.

Prior to joining Safe-Way, Mr. Rock was CEO of Panoramic Doors, and previously COO of Atrium Corporation. Over the last three years, CW Industrial Partners and Rock have been looking at other opportunities in the building products space.

“I am thrilled to be joining the Safe-Way team as they accelerate their growth journey with CW Industrial Partners,” said Rock. “I believe we have a strong leadership team and a compelling growth opportunity to pursue.”

Mr. Rock joins Safe-Way President Sonny Nemitz, Controller Rick Mylin, and VP of Sales and Marketing Billy Thompson, plus other senior management at Safe-Way Garage Doors.

“We are excited to have someone with the range of experiences Ted has to help us accelerate the achievement of our vision for the business,” commented Sonny Nemitz.

ABOUT SAFE-WAY GARAGE DOORS, LLC: Safe-Way Door is a leading manufacturer and distributor of residential, commercial, and industrial overhead garage doors. Headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana, Safe-Way Door also operates facilities in Tennessee and Missouri with distribution throughout North America. Safe-Way has a relentless commitment to the customer experience and provides superior value through its product quality, lead times and customization capabilities.

ABOUT CW INDUSTRIAL PARTNERS: CW Industrial Partners is an industrial focused private equity firm that is backed by knowledgeable investors who partner with it in finding, vetting, and owning companies. Based in Cleveland, Ohio, CW Industrial Partners acquires lower middle-market companies in manufacturing and industrial services industries and gives them the capital, support, and freedom to grow. Recent acquisitions include Bryant Products, ERL, Libra Industries, Essco, Innoveyance, Safe-Way Garage Doors and GEMCITY. Founded in 1999, the firm’s investors are primarily successful entrepreneurs and executives who contribute to the evaluation and investment process.

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Dick Hollington
Managing Partner
CW Industrial Partners, LLC
Todd Martin
Managing Partner
CW Industrial Partners, LLC
John Corrigan
CW Industrial Partners, LLC