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Vortex announces senior management reassignments

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Vortex has announced several reassignments within its senior management team. Jeff Thompson, who has been with the company since 2002, will continue as its President, managing its daily business operations.

Travis Young will take on the role of CEO, managing the strategic direction of Vortex, as well as other entrepreneurial investments made by the company’s stakeholders. Having been with the company since 2004, Young has previously served as Executive Vice President of Marketing and Global Strategy at Vortex, overseeing the company’s marketing team.

The role of Senior Vice President of Global Sales has been appointed to Brian Burmaster. In this role, Burmaster will oversee all Vortex sales, as well as customer service, application engineering, and product design activities. This includes those at the company’s global offices in Europe, Central America, and Asia. He has served as the company’s Vice President of Sales since 2010 and has been with the company since 2006.

Cory Downing has been appointed to the role of Senior Vice President of Corporate Manufacturing and Development. He will oversee all of the company’s manufacturing and development activities, including supply chain management, engineering, new product development, special projects, and facilities management. Downing has nearly eight years of previous experience as a Plant and Process Engineer at Parker Hannifin. He joined Vortex in 2005 and has served as the company’s Vice President of Engineering since 2007.

The role of Vice President of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Standards will be taken on by Monty Leach. Leach will oversee the ERP and safety and standards teams. He has served as Vice President of Manufacturing at Vortex since 1986.

Finally, Eric Montoy has been appointed as Corporate Marketing Director and will assume oversight of the the company’s Marketing team. Montoy will report directly to Young. He has served as Corporate Brand Manager at Vortex since 2016, having been with the company since 2012. Before this, he was Art Director at Leo Burnett, a globally active and industry-leading advertising agency.

“Over the past 10 years, Vortex has experienced strong growth – with more on the horizon,” said Jeff Thompson, President of Vortex. “As our entire organisation grows in size and complexity, managing the company will require more specialised focus and coordination going forward.”

“With these revisions to the organisational structure and the related reassigning of company leaders, we now have a senior management structure that provides stronger focus and direction over our key functional areas,” said Lee Young, Executive Chairman and co-founder of Vortex. “Our company has had impressive success in its more than 40 year history and we believe the future holds potential for continuing a high level of success. We have great employees and a leadership team that gives us a high degree of confidence in Vortex’s future. We have and will continue to enjoy this success alongside our loyal customer base.”

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