HICKORY, N.C. (May 2019) – Shurtape Technologies, LLC, a Hickory, N.C.-based manufacturer and marketer of pressure-sensitive tapes, announces the expansion of its Industrial Packaging – North American team with the addition of four new territory sales managers who are strategically placed to cover key growth markets, including western New York and Pennsylvania, Ohio, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Texas and Indiana.
Among the new hires are:
- Brad Davis – Brad has more than five years of packaging expertise gained through his latest stint at Sealed Air Corporation, where he built specific experience in the e-commerce, 3PL and manufacturing industries. Brad will place primary focus on end-of-line carton sealing in the southern Ohio, southern Indiana and Kentucky areas.
- Brock Byers – After graduating with a degree in Packaging Science from Clemson University, with an emphasis on materials, marketing and business, and then spending the first three years of his career at Pratt Industries, Brock brings a wealth of packaging expertise to his territory, which encompasses Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi.
- Randy Krabbenhoft – With over 30 years of experience in the packaging industry, Randy joins the Shurtape team from SouthernCarlson out of Minnesota. His focus will be on strengthening partnerships in the Texas and Louisiana regions.
- Kelley Wickert – Kelley will lend over 30 years of packaging industry experience – including nine years most recently spent with Sealed Air Corporation – to selling Shurtape packaging solutions, including ShurSEAL® automated and manual Packaging Solutions, to the northeast Ohio, western Pennsylvania, western New York and West Virginia regions.
“As we continue to grow in the Industrial Packaging channel, it’s critical that we have high-quality product solutions, but even more crucial to have the right experience and knowledge at the helm to help align those product solutions with the needs of our distribution partners and end-users,” said Rob DeVries, Senior Vice President of Sales, Shurtape. “The nearly 75 years of packaging-related experience of this group, combined with the collective knowledge of our national sales force and our breadth of innovative packaging solutions, positions Shurtape to continue to win in industrial, end-of-line packaging.”
“We are excited to have these new territory sales managers join our elite national sales force of professionals focused on building winning partnerships with distribution and improving the performance of end-users’ packaging lines,” added Hilda Harding, Director of Sales – Packaging, Shurtape. “Whether through our HP Series® hot melt packaging tapes or ShurSEAL Packaging Solutions, we continue to focus on uncovering the sticky truth about case sealing – shedding light on the often-overlooked issues that can have a negative impact on packaging line efficiency and productivity – to address common case sealing issues and help deliver secure seals, every time.”
Learn more about Shurtape® brand’s industrial packaging product portfolio by visiting Shurtape.com.