SixAxis Welcomes Al Weggeman as Chief Executive Officer

ANDREWS, SOUTH CAROLINA, February 13, 2024 – SixAxis, LLC, a market-leading provider of highly engineered, compliance-driven safety equipment solutions across diverse end markets, today announced the appointment of Al Weggeman as Chief Executive Officer, following a thorough CEO search process.                

Mr. Weggeman brings over 30 years of leadership experience in the safety and security industry, as well as a broad set of skills spanning commercial, technical, and operational domains, focusing on safety solutions that support industrial, law enforcement, military, and aviation customers globally. Before joining SixAxis, Mr. Weggeman was the CEO of InVeris Training Solutions, the leading supplier of integrated live fire and virtual reality training solutions for law enforcement, military, and commercial ranges. During his tenure at InVeris, he was responsible for driving transformational change into virtual training solutions including the acquisition of a leading virtual reality training solutions provider.  Under Mr. Weggeman’s leadership, SixAxis is ushering in the next chapter of growth focused initiatives in the safety solutions market.

“I am passionate about providing safety solutions that support a safe working environment  and help ensure employees go home safely at night to their families,” said Mr. Weggeman. “SixAxis has an incredible team and culture, which plays an invaluable role in helping keep our customers and their employees safe at work. I am honored to have been chosen to lead the business and champion our safety mandate.”

SixAxis Chief Commercial Officer Jack Murphy notes, “Al brings a unique perspective and energy that will continue to support our growth and innovation. His approach of challenging and inspiring our team will fit in well with our team.”

Chief Human Resource Officer Eric Grothaus adds, “Al’s leadership experience and global perspective coupled with the existing strength of our team signals more great things ahead for SixAxis.”

“With decades of experience as a manufacturing leader in mission-critical end markets, SixAxis is in great hands with Al,” says Kelly Myers, MiddleGround Capital’s Managing Director of Operations. “He is a seasoned leader with experience scaling businesses without compromising on quality and we’re excited to partner with Al in his new role as CEO. He’s joining a talented team; this is an exciting chapter for SixAxis!”

Mr. Weggeman holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management from Northwestern University and a BSEE from Northeastern University.

SixAxis was acquired by operationally focused private equity firm MiddleGround Capital in November 2022.    

About SixAxis, LLC

SixAxis was founded in 2002 to deliver high-quality loading rack and fall protection solutions throughout the industrial landscape. The company has developed a market-leading portfolio of three premium brands including SafeRack, ErectaStep, and Upside Innovations, all created to design and manufacture superior solutions that increase worker safety and boost productivity. For more information about how SixAxis is changing the world of manufacturing with a diverse array of innovative products and solutions made to give your business a competitive edge, visit