Effective November 1, long time ENTEK employee Al Bailey has been promoted to the newly created position of Sales Engineer. In this new role he will report to Linda Campbell, ENTEK’s Vice President of Sales.
Al, a 1992 graduate of Eastern Washington University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology, has worked at ENTEK since 1995 when he joined the company as a Controls Engineer. At that time ENTEK was only building extruders for use on its own battery separator lines. Al was part of the team that worked on the design of the first ENTEK Extruder for outside sales and was part of the launch of that business at the K fair in Dusseldorf, Germany in 1998.
As ENTEK extruder sales continued to grow, so did the company’s Controls Engineering Department, and Al was selected to manage that group. To better serve the company’s customers, ENTEK decided to open a satellite office on the east coast in January 2006. Al opened that office in North Carolina, where he has continued to work ever since.
As a Sales Engineer, Al will attend sales calls with Regional Sales Managers to consult on opportunities that involve turnkey services. He will assist with mechanical and electrical quoting for turnkey projects, interviewing contractors, and preparing detailed schedules for entire projects from the engineering phase, through equipment and plant build, installations, start-up and training.
“We are excited to have Al joining our sales department in this new position,” said Linda Campbell, ENTEK’s Vice President of Sales. “He has almost 25 years of experience and knowledge in helping our customers succeed with their extrusion projects. By working more closely with our Regional Sales Managers, he will help give ENTEK an unbeatable team that is second to none in the industry. ”He has almost 25 years of experience and knowledge in helping our customers succeed with their extrusion projects. By working closely with our Regional Sales Managers, he will give ENTEK an unbeatable team that is second to none in the industry.”