Carotek Announces Leadership Changes for 2023

POSTED:  March 15, 2023
EFFECTIVE DATE:  April 1, 2023

Stephen Bell, after 35 years at Carotek, has made the decision to retire as President at the end of Q1, 2023. Stephen is taking a sabbatical from the business world to focus on health, pursue personal journeys and spend time with family. Stephen will continue to use his vast knowledge in the industrial process equipment business in the future. 

Stephen’s career at Carotek began in Inside Sales, then moved to Outside Sales and subsequently to Product Group Management as VP, and finally President.  He has been instrumental in the growth of Carotek for product technical sales, finance, operations, and management. Stephen will be dearly missed by our associates.

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Carotek Leadership Changes

Dave Webster Promoted to President

Dave Webster has accepted the position of President of Carotek. We are very excited to have Dave lead Carotek and the management team.  Dave has over 33 years of experience in the industry, of which 24 are with Carotek.

Dave has been VP and Division manager for (2) of the Carotek product groups and recently held the position of VP of Sales. Dave has worked with the Carotek Product group VPs for consistent growth strategies and customer satisfaction in all our branch locations. Dave is well prepared to lead Carotek for the future.

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Carotek Leadership Changes

Robbie Wilson Joins Carotek as VP Sales

Robbie Wilson will join Carotek as Vice President of Sales with direct responsibility for (2) of our product groups and driving sales strategies for all the Carotek branches including the Carolinas, Georgia, Virginia, and Tennessee product groups.

Robbie has more than 13 years in the process equipment industry working for distributors and manufacturers. Robbie has been Carotek’s regional sales manager for one of our product lines since 2017. Robbie’s responsibilities have been technical product sales and strategies.

Having already worked with Carotek’s salespeople and management team Robbie is a great fit for our VP of Sales position. Carotek and Robbie will work on his transition to our company so that our vendors, customers, and associates are not affected. We are honored that Robbie will join the Carotek management team.

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Carotek Leadership Changes

Martin Parker Promoted to Sales Manager - Valves

Martin Parker has accepted a new position as Sales Manager of the Valve Products group for Carotek. Martin has been with Carotek for 37 years and has had primary focus in control valve and automated valve products for his career. His technical expertise and focus on valves will help Carotek and our valve focused sales staff grow our valve business in specific markets.

Martin will work with our valve manufacturers for sales strategies and customer satisfaction with measurable metrics in valve sales. Martin will focus on the Carolinas and Virginia leaving valve responsibilities for Georgia to our Georgia branch manager, David Goodwin.

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Carotek Leadership Changes

The remainder of our management team will continue to drive growth for each of their areas of primary responsibility.

Craig Parker will continue as the VP, Carotek Branch manager for the Virginia Branch. Craig will have the support of Martin Parker for focus on valves and Ken McCall for focus on mechanical products.

David Goodwin will continue as VP, Carotek Branch Manager of the Georgia branch. David will drive sales of Valves and Instruments and have the support of Ken McCall for driving sales of the mechanical products.

Ken McCall will continue as VP of Mechanical Products Group with primary focus on Pumps, Blowers, Filtration and Heat Exchangers. Ken leads a group of dedicated salespeople for these product disciplines.

Ken, Robbie and David share responsibility for our Tennessee branch.

Scott Rice will continue to drive our value-add business in ASME process skids, Seal Support Systems and UL electrical automation and control panels.

Shannon Adkins will continue day to day management of production orders in the electrical control panel shop.

The Carotek leadership team is well prepared to continue to support our associates, our customers, and the manufacturers we represent.  If you have any questions, please contact any member of the management team. 

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