James Snider Bio – Jamey Snider

James Snider, Eastern Ohio - (Jamey Snider)

Eastern Ohio Office
10139 Royalton Rd. K
N. Royalton, OH 44133
email at: jcsnider@cvsnider.com

James Snider, a representative with Snider & Associates, Inc., based out of Cleveland, Ohio is the current President of the International Playground Contractor's Association (NPCAI). James is a second generation Snider in the playground industry, and has not only grown up around playgrounds (like a normal kid), but has been directly involved with the installation and safety of playgrounds from the age he was able to handle a shovel.

James has always had a passion for mechanical devices (mostly classic cars) and decided to pursue a degree in engineering. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering. James is still fond of his memories at CWRU with his fellow brothers of Phi Delta Theta. After college, Jamey went straight to work in the mining industry designing gears and other mechanical components for the largest earth moving machines on earth. He was able to travel the world with this position, which was great for a young single guy.

Much like the rest of his generation, James could not resist his interest in computers and moved on from the mining industry to work with two different consulting firms specializing in computer systems. James developed into a specialist at working with customers, discussing technical solutions, and then realizing the practical applications. For several years he worked at implementing and deploying software for genetic newborn screening for diseases, (a common practice for many years in most countries including the U.S.) That industry like many others, is converting to more sophisticated systems involving computers.

During this time James met his wife, Lani, and his family has grown to include 4 wonderful children! With fatherhood, he is developing a better understanding of play and safety.

While James was developing his professional experience outside of the family business, he was still involved at Snider & Associates, Inc. as a computer consultant and part-time installer wherever needed. When the opportunity presented itself to become a full time member of the Snider team, he was ecstatic. James has enjoyed every minute of the business and can be quoted as saying, your business is fun! He has worked on lots of playgrounds over the years and continues to enjoy every facet of designing and building something kids enjoy.

James is also active in the Brunswick, Ohio community where he lives. He is a member and current President of the Brunswick Rotary club that meets at the Buehlers on Thursday mornings. He is also on the board of directors for the Brunswick Area Chamber of Commerce. His family is active at their church, Saint Ambrose also in Brunswick. He and his wife are also very involved in their kids school Kidder Elementary.

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James will be covering the Ohio counties:

Ashland, Ashtabula, Athens, Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Cuyahoga, Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Gallia, Geauga, Guernsey, Harrison, Hocking, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Knox, Lake, Lawrence, Licking, Mahoning, Medina, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingham, Noble, Perry, Pickaway, Portage, Richland, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Vinton, Washington, Wayne

James will be covering the Indiana counties:

Benton, Carroll, Cass, Fulton, Jasper, La Porte, Lake, Marshall, Newton, Porter, Pulaski, St. Joseph-South Bend, Starke, White


Contact James direct at 1-800-888-2889