Seizmic, Inc. was formed by Sal E. Fateen in 1985. Since then, the company, specializing in providing solutions for the material handling industry, has grown to its present size of over 50 employees.
It is the only engineering and consulting firm within the industry that has engineers licensed in 50 U.S. states. They assist in the design of equipment for most manufacturers, distributors and users of material handling equipment across the country.
Over the years, Seizmic has built an extensive network of expert resources to assist with handling every facet of the material handling process. These developments position Seizmic to supply the industry with the best service, products and experience in material handling and warehousing.
Founder and CEO
Sal Fateen is the founder and CEO of Seizmic, Inc., the only engineering and consulting firm within the material handling industry that has engineers licensed in 50 states for certifying equipment to meet building department requirements. A recognized leader for his understanding of structural engineering and more than 44 years in the industry, Fateen is often regarded as one of the most knowledgeable experts around and is an influential member of several industry associations, including MHI and MHEDA, which help drive industry policy and regulation.
Fateen received his master’s degree in structural engineering in 1972, and after several key positions with companies like UNARCO Industries, Fateen started Seizmic in 1985 and has since grown the business to more than 50 employees in its Southern California corporate offices. In 1995 and 2005, he expanded the company’s reach by establishing Structural Support Systems, an LA City and Clark County approved fabricator, (which designs and manufactures custom structures) and Submittal Services (which assists clients in securing building permits). Lastly, the company added Structural Testing Services in 2016, the accreditation division that focuses on testing of material handling components. These four groups together supply the industry with the best services, products and experience in material handling and warehousing as a result of Fateen’s vision and leadership.
Chief Operatiing Officer
Nancy Fateen is the Chief Operating Officer of Seizmic, Inc. She is responsible for driving the company in its goals to serve the material handling industry and continually evolve with advancement in technology and product intelligence.
Nancy graduated from the University of LaVerne with honors, earning her bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management with a minor in Human Resources. She has more than 20 years of material handling experience including roles in Customer Service, AutoCAD, Project Management, Accounts Receivable, and Permit Management. She excelled as Seizmic’s Operations Manager from 2010-2020 and as Managing Director from 2020-2021 before stepping into her role as COO. She now oversees all company operations and strives to keep each division running efficiently and effectively.
Nancy was also very involved with the non-profit material handling educational organization, LAMHMS. She served on the board for several years, planned many of their meetings, seminars and events, and was Editor of the monthly industry newsletter.
In 2005, Nancy founded Submittal Services, Inc. to take on the growing challenge of obtaining permits for material handling equipment. That company still operates successfully today, handling more than 300 permits nationwide every year as a result of her hard work and industry knowledge.
Nancy started her career at Seizmic in 1998. Over the years she has held the positions of Customer Service Representative, CAD Assistant, Project Manager, Accounts Receivable Manager, Permit Manager, and since 2010, Operations Manager.
She received her B.S in Organizational Management with an emphasis in Human Resources graduating with honors from The University of La Verne.
In 2005, Nancy formed Submittal Services, Inc. under the umbrella of the Seizmic corporation to take on the growing challenge of obtaining permits for material handling equipment.
Customer Service Supervisor