August 16, 2007
New hires at W&O Supply
W&O Supply, America's largest supplier of marine valves, pipe, fittings, engineered products and valve automation systems, has made two new hires.
With growing sales, W&O Supply says it is "now seeing longer sales cycles that involve partnership with clients in the design of new and refurbished vessels."
To develop these relationships and partnerships with its clients, W&O Supply has created two new positions: Business Development Manager and Director of Sales and Marketing. Both positions also involve developing new channels of distribution.
With more than 25 years of sales and marketing experience Sam Entriken has been hired as W&O Supply's Director of Sales and Marketing. Entriken will be responsible for growing W&O Supply's domestic leadership position and providing leadership on the company's international market growth goals.
Entriken has previously senior sales and operations positions with industrial products manufacturing and distribution companies that includes Scapa Group, Plc., J.M. Voith, Gmbh, Nash Engineering, Inc. and Hiller Systems, Inc.
Joining W&O Supply as Business Development Manager is Steve Stafford who has previously been employed with several electrical products distributors, Stafford has progressed from territory sales to regional manager, and eventually to sales manager, servicing national and international accounts. Having previously performed as a business development manager, Stafford has experience developing new sales strategies and distribution channels.