The perfect team — seventeen years in the making.
Mike Saltijeral, President & CEO
Mike Saltijeral received high expeditionary and commendation medals for his duty with the United States Marine Corps in Panama and the Persian Gulf War. When he returned to Chicago, he entered the construction industry. Mike earned his certificate in construction management from UIC, and also took courses in political science and business marketing. Five years later, in 1999, he started Industrial Fence, Inc. As its President and CEO, Mike oversees estimation, finance, sales, and PR. He takes pride in the closeness of the IFI team, and appreciates the learning opportunities the business has afforded him. He enjoys spending time with his family, and relaxing with a good book.
Alan Tutje, CPA, COO
Al joined Industrial Fence, Inc. in 2004. He is currently the Chief Operating Officer with a background in public accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant with over fifteen years of construction experience. Al is responsible for the company’s accounting and finances, and is also heavily involved in training new office staff. He firmly believes in the strength of Industrial Fence’s team, and affirms that the close-knit community of employees is the greatest part of the company. Al is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, and enjoys golf and bowling in his spare time.
Esther Saltijeral, Executive Secretary & Treasurer
Esther has a history of business entrepreneurship. She started her own event planning company in 1992, before eventually taking part in the founding of Industrial Fence 1999. She performs numerous functions within the company, ranging from HR to managing employees and office procedures. She works to maintain a friendly relationship with each employee of the company, whether they work in the office or out on project sites. Esther takes pride in the warm atmosphere fostered throughout the company, its employees, and their families. She volunteers in her community regularly, and enjoys crocheting and spending time with her children.
David Saltijeral, Executive Director of Operations
David has been with Industrial Fence, Inc. since the beginning. Prior to dedicating the last decade and a half of his life to the company, he worked for BSNF Railway where he supervised and managed for nearly 10 years and was in charge of distribution depot. Today, David is over the operation department and foresees equipment transport, personnel, safety and quality production. At IFI David enjoys the work ethic, team atmosphere and the free will to find new solutions and ways to enhance the workplace. After-hours, David enjoys spending time with his family, working on cars and yard work.