TE-CO Manufacturing, a manufacturer of workholding, vises, tooling components, CMM fixturing and spring-loaded devices, has announced the hiring of Jeff Barker as its vice president of sales and marketing.
In alignment with the company’s strategic goals for long-term profitable growth and customer satisfaction, Barker, as a member of the senior executive team, will lead, develop, and grow TE-CO and Raptor Workholding’s multi-channel sales network of inside salespeople, authorized sales representatives, distributors, end-users, OEM’s and national accounts across all brands.
Barker has nearly 30 years’ experience in sales management positions serving diverse industries, as well as a range of knowledge across assorted business processes including mergers and acquisitions, startups and turnarounds, business development, strategic planning, marketing, branding, sales team leadership, motivation and training.
Barker most recently served as VP of Sales and Marketing at Tooling Tech Group (TTG), the largest private equity owned tooling provider in the U.S. During his 19-year tenure, he was vital in growing and diversifying TTG’s customer base, while integrating the company’s sales and marketing efforts through numerous acquisitions and sales restructurings.
TE-CO Manufacturing’s portfolio includes a comprehensive selection of workholding components for CNC machining, industrial fastening, joining, workholding, as well as the Raptor, Toolex and Piranha workholding brands.