Western States Expands Executive Team with New Director of Sales and Marketing

10/12/2016
Deborah L. Daily
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Western States - Larry Haubner[Fairfield, OH, U.S.A. - October 12, 2016] - Western States, a global leader and manufacturer of centrifugals, welcomes Larry Haubner as the company’s new Director of Sales and Marketing. Haubner’s responsibilities will include expanding and overseeing the U.S. and international sales markets in conjunction with core business objectives.

Haubner, a veteran in mechanical equipment sales, thrives on providing solutions that help customers grow, increase productivity and revenue. Studying Mechanical Engineering Technology at the University of Cincinnati, his past experience includes working as a Mechanical Design Engineer at Siemens Industrial Drives. His sales career blossomed as a manufacturer’s representative of corrosion resistant chemical process and heat transfer equipment to the chemical, pharmaceutical, steel and petrochemical industries. Later he served as a project and technical sales manager at AstroCosmos Metallurgical in Camarillo, CA.

Prior to Western States, Haubner came from TITAN Metal Fabricators where he spent the last seven years as Business Development Manager. While at TITAN, Haubner directed a 100 plus member sales team across 30 different agencies. His responsibilities included developing sales plans, technical sales and training materials as well as creating a system to improve and track sales conversions.

"We are thrilled to have Larry on board at Western States. His unique skill set, US and international experience, and dedication to helping team members and customers will continue to reinforce our customer-first culture," shares Robert Sinnard, President & CEO of Western States.

About Western States

Founded in 1917, Western States is the only remaining United States-based sugar centrifuge/centrifugal manufacturer (machines utilized to separate liquids from solids). Brand names include Western States, Roberts Centrifugals, and TITAN. Western States has majority ownership in BIG Tecnología and Colmena in Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil. BIG Tecnología and Colmena service the sugar and ethanol industries with engineering, customer support, replacement parts, and equipment rebuild services. Additionally, Western States is a distributor for Riera Nadeu, S.A., located in Barcelona, Spain.

Western States originated to develop and manufacture improvements for centrifugals in the sugar industry. Expansion occurred in 1950 to include centrifuges for non-sugar industries including the separation of fine chemicals, agricultural chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Since its humble beginnings, Western States has grown to become a global supplier for both the Sugar and Chem/Pharma industries, with more than 6,000 centrifugals installed world-wide.

Western States is located at 625 Commerce Center Drive, Fairfield, Ohio U.S.A. and can be reached by telephone +1 513.863.4758; by email innovation@westernstates.com; or via the website at www.westernstates.com.

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