KENT, Ohio, June 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Kent Elastomer Products Inc., (KEP) – an Ohio EPA award-winning, leading U.S. manufacturer and distributor of elastomer and latex tubing for the medical, dental, food, sports and leisure, and other industries – has named Joseph P. Williamson as its Sr. Director, Global Sales and Customer Operations.
Williamson joins KEP with more than a decade of sales success leading high-growth organizations in the medical device and industrial sectors.
Most recently as Global Director of Sales and Strategic Development at San Diego-based Foamtec Medical, Williamson led commercialization, business development, marketing and planning efforts in addition to serving as Director of Sales for the Life Science Division.
Prior to joining Foamtec, Williamson held leadership roles in sales, channel development and program management for Microflex Medical, a leader in the design and development of disposable hand protection, and for Bay Controls, LLC., an energy solutions company providing products and services to a broad range of industrial, commercial and government companies.
"I'm excited to leverage KEP's strong reputation and outstanding team to extend our proven industry leadership deeper into existing markets while unlocking new ones," Williamson said. "The medical, dental, and food industries, especially, are changing so much right now, and companies like KEP enable their customers to stay ahead of the competition. I'm thrilled to join such an established, well-respected company who values its employees and provides their customers with best-in-class products and service."
KEP President Bob Oborn indicated Williamson's arrival signals an even greater effort to build strong relationships with existing customers, too. As part of that strategy, long-time KEP team member Cindy Harry is shifting into a new role, Director of Strategic Alliances and Customer Relations.
"I am really excited to do what I love and work directly with our customers every day," Harry said. "Not only will I have the opportunity to work closely with many of our long-term contacts, I will now be able to focus on growing our business by strengthening existing relationships."
"It's a great match," Oborn said. "The backbone of our success is long-term relationships based on trust and great, intuitive customer service – and that's exactly what Joe has provided his customers across all the industries he has served, and what Cindy has demonstrated with more than two decades of service here."
Williamson earned a B.S. from the Edward H. Schmidt School of Professional Sales, with a focus in Marketing and Management from the University of Toledo in 2004.
About Kent Elastomer Products, Inc.
Kent Elastomer Products, a Meridian Industries company headquartered in Kent, Ohio, was founded in 1960 and is a leading U.S. solutions provider for the global medical market, as well as dental, food and beverage, sports/recreation, laboratory, and industrial markets worldwide. Kent Elastomer is one of the world's largest manufacturers of precision-engineered, natural rubber latex, thermoplastic and PVC tubing, dip molded products, and non-latex Free-Band® tourniquets. The company emphasizes continuous improvement, lean leadership training and communication.
Director, Strategic Alliances and Customer Relations
P.O. Box 668, Kent, OH 44240
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