James Snider, Ohio (Jamey Snider)
Territory: (Eastern Ohio)
10139 Royalton Rd. K
N. Royalton, OH 44133
email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
James Snider is a second generation Snider in the playground industry, and has not only grown up around playgrounds (like a normal kid), but has been directly involved with the installation and safety of playgrounds from the age he was able to handle a shovel. Jamey and his brother, Jeff, took over the family business from their father, Chuck Snider, when he retired in 2014.
James has always had a passion for mechanical devices (mostly classic cars) and decided to pursue a degree in engineering. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering. James is still fond of his memories at CWRU with his fellow brothers of Phi Delta Theta. After college, James went straight to work in the mining industry designing gears and other mechanical components for the largest earth moving machines on earth. He was able to travel the world with this position.
James could not resist his interest in computers and moved on from the mining industry to work with two different consulting firms specializing in computer systems. James developed into a specialist at working with customers, discussing technical solutions, and then realizing the practical applications. For several years he worked at implementing and deploying software for genetic newborn screening for diseases (a common practice for many years in most countries including the U.S.)
While James was developing his professional experience outside of the family business, he was still involved at Snider Recreation as a computer consultant and part-time installer wherever needed. When the opportunity presented itself to become a full time member of the Sales team, he was ecstatic. James has enjoyed every minute of the business and can be quoted as saying, “Our business is fun!” He has worked on lots of playgrounds over the years and continues to enjoy every facet of designing and building something kids enjoy.
James is the past President of the International Playground Contractor’s Association (NPCAI). He is a Certified Playground Safety Inspector. He is active in the Brunswick, Ohio community where he lives. He is a member and past President of the Brunswick Rotary club that meets at the Brunswick Rec Center on Thursday mornings and on the board of directors for the Brunswick Area Chamber of Commerce. He and his wife, Lani, are also very involved with their 4 kids at the Brunswick Schools and at their church, Saint Ambrose also in Brunswick.
Jamey’s sales territory is Eastern Ohio.
Some projects of highlight in the Ohio territory are:
- City of Lakewood: Kids Cove Playground – Lakewood Park, Lakewood, OH
- City of Westerville: Walnut Ridge & Olde Town Parks, Westerville, OH
- Canterbury Golf Club, Beachwood, OH
- Lake Metroparks: Chagrin River Park, Eastlake OH
- City of Ashtabula: Walnut Beach Park, Ashtabula, OH
- City of Marietta: Settlers Bank Adult Park, Marietta, OH
- City of Delaware: Lexington Glen, Delaware, OH
James will be covering the Ohio counties:
Ashland, Ashtabula, Carroll, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Delaware, Franklin, Gallia, Geauga, Harrison, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Knox, Lake, Lawrence, Licking, Mahoning, Medina, Meigs, Pickaway, Portage, Richland, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Vinton, Wayne