The perfect team — nineteen years in the making.
Mike Saltijeral, President & CEO
Mike 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 sets the overall vision and strategy of the company as well as oversees business development, sales/estimating, engineering, and new product development. 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.
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 its founding in 1999. Prior to IFI, David worked for BNSF Railway where he supervised and managed teams for nearly 10 years and was in charge of the distribution depot. Today, David leads the Field Operations department, overseeing project management, 60+ union employees, equipment, quality, safety and working to deliver projects on time and on budget. He enjoys the work ethic, team atmosphere and being empowered to find new solutions and ways to enhance the company. After-hours, David enjoys spending time with his family, working on cars and yard work.