As demand increases and our sales territory expands, we are making significant investments to grow our infrastructure. One such investment is in people. Our Human Resources Department has been working hard to hire the best people, and we are excited to see the Braun family grow.
Recently, we have made some changes to our Sales Support team to directly benefit our dealers and end-customers. Shantell Brown has joined us to provide administrative sales support. Leslie Klopfenstein has also been hired for inside sales support. Both women have been a great addition to the sales team, and we are excited to hear more from them!
Our most recent hire, starting on December 15, 2014, Leslie Klopfenstein has previous work experience in claims adjustments, administrative support, and logistics. She brings a unique set of skills to the position, as well as an understanding of the Fire & EMS Industry. Her husband is a fire chief and EMT, as well as a 911 dispatcher for a local sheriff’s office.
Providing Inside Sales Support, Leslie works with our three regional sales managers, dealers, and customers. During her brief time with us, she has enjoyed meeting new people and acquiring new skills and abilities. When asked why she wanted to work at Braun, Leslie says, “Working with the sales group of an industry leader such as Braun Industries is exciting and challenging. Both the product and the company reputation is something I am proud to represent.” When she’s not working, Leslie enjoys reading, cooking, and learning new languages; she speaks French fluently.
Shantell Brown joined Braun in August 2014, looking for a challenging position in a new industry. As Sales Support Specialist, she provides assistance to our regional sales managers with change orders, purchase agreements, and order review. She also handles tradeshow coordination, acts as a contact for buying programs, helps develop and manage Braun’s marketing plans, and maintains inventory for our merchandise.
One of the most important and rewarding tasks of Shantell’s new position is working with dealers and end-customers to schedule deliveries. “I love working directly with customers,” Shantell says. “See how happy they are when they leave the Braun plant with their new emergency vehicle is so exciting. Ultimately, we are part of a group that’s helping to save lives, and that’s very special.” When she’s not working, Shantell enjoys spending time with her children and decorating cakes.
We want to extend a sincere “Welcome” to these two women, who have already made their mark as a critical asset to our Sales and Marketing Department.