Katie Hay and Michelle Young recently joined the Flexco team in product management roles. Katie Hay will be focusing on light-duty mechanical belt fasteners and belt conveyor products and operating out of the Downers Grove, Ill. facility, while Michelle Young will be based in Grand Rapids, Mich., supporting the Novitool® line of endless splicing tools.
In their roles as product managers, Hay and Young will be responsible for the overall marketing strategy and activities associated with their product lines, including new product development, market analysis, and global strategy.
“I’m looking forward to becoming the expert in light-duty mechanical belt fasteners and belt conveyor products,” Hay said. “My goal is to move our marketing plan forward and to guide ideas for new, innovative products through the new product development process.”
Hay brings to Flexco 28 years of experience in product management with a manufacturer of industrial products.
“Katie has a broad skill set in product management, including strategic planning, new product development, technical troubleshooting, communications plans, pricing strategies, and much more,” Beth Miller, director of marketing for Flexco, said. “Even in her limited time here, these skills have proved useful in several areas of our marketing programs.”
Young has more than 10 years of industrial product management experience, including sophisticated and technical capital equipment.
“We are looking forward to Michelle’s contributions to the product management and marketing of the Novitool product line, as this is a vital part of our innovative light duty splicing solutions we offer to the marketplace”, said Miller. “Michelle’s proven product management experience is already showing benefit with the Novitool product development and communications programs.”
Young has already found the comprehensive training offered to new employees to be helpful and motivational.
“The exciting part of my experience thus far has been learning about the belting industry and the products that Flexco offers, specifically in regards to endless splicing,” Young said. “The huge commitment that each individual devotes toward Flexco’s vision makes me thrilled to be a part of the team.”
For more information on light-duty mechanical fasteners, endless splicing tools, or other Flexco product lines, visit www.flexco.com.