Equipment Depot | Vice President, Human Resources, Safety & Training | Jonathan Pledger

Jonathan Pledger

Vice President, Human Resources, Safety & Training
Jonathan Pledger serves as Vice President of Human Resources, Safety and Training. He first joined Equipment Depot in 2019 as the Regional Vice President of the South region. Later, he served as the RVP of the Northeast region, and most recently as the Director of Learning and Development for Equipment Depot. Under Jonathan’s leadership, the company made significant strides in the access, infrastructure, quality and quantity of technical and professional development opportunities, contributing to a substantial increase in training and development scores on the 2023 all employee survey.

Before joining the organization, Jonathan worked for Setpoint Integrated Solutions, where he served as the Eastern Region Vice President and then as the Chief Operating Officer. As the Chief Operating Officer, he was responsible for Setpoint’s P&L and operational excellence for eleven branches including their associated field service and repair centers throughout North America.

Prior to Equipment Depot, Jonathan spent 24 years in roles of increasing scope and responsibility at a leading global manufacturer of non-metallic products. These roles include Global Sales Manager, General Manager, Regional Manager, Business Group Vice President, and International Operations Vice President. As a senior leader in that organization, Jonathan played a key role in the development and successful commercialization of several new-to-the-world products and businesses.

Jonathan is committed to partnering with his management teams to ensure a safe environment where employees work as a team and perform to their highest potential. He holds a Bachelor’s degree and an MBA from the University of Houston. As a native Houstonian, he enjoys all that the city has to offer together with his wife, Mary.