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Clark Seals Hires Jeff Thompson as Sales Manager
TULSA, OK, December 1, 2022 - Clark Seals, a sealing technology company, announced today that Jeff Thompson has joined the company as Territory Sales Manager. In his new position, Thompson will manage sales operations in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
Prior to joining Clark Seals, Thompson served as Industrial Manager at Parker Hannifin Rotary Seal Division where he successfully expanded sales and strengthened customer relationships. Prior to Parker Hannifin, Jeff served as Territory Sales Manager at JM Clipper. In addition to his professional experience, Thompson holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Letourneau University.
"Jeff brings a wealth of industry knowledge and professionalism to our organization and will play an important role in our company's sales initiatives," commented Scott Zahn, Director of Business Development for Clark Seals. "With more than 20 years of experience in the sealing industry and uncompromising integrity, I believe Jeff will quickly become a valued resource for manufacturers looking to improve supply of rubber and sealing products."
About Clark Seals - Founded in 1956, Clark Seals is a leader in elastomeric seal design and manufacturing for equipment manufacturers in the Agriculture, Appliance, Automotive, Construction, Energy, Industrial and Outdoor Power equipment industries. Clark Seals is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma and has sales and engineering offices in Texas, Oklahoma, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, and New York.
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Clark Seals hires Jesse Slagell as Director of Engineering
TULSA, OK, August 26th, 2022 - Clark Seals, a fluid sealing technology company, announced today that Jesse Slagell has joined the company as Director of Engineering. In his new position, Slagell will oversee the company's engineering operations and initiatives.
Prior to joining Clark Seals, Slagell served as Senior Product Engineer for Parker Hannifin where he designed custom rotary seals for Automotive, Aerospace, Military and Industrial applications. In addition to his professional experience, Slagell holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics and Applied Science from LeTourneau University.
"Jesse brings a wealth of engineering expertise to our company" commented Scott Zahn, Director of Business Development for Clark Seals. "His commitment to building a world-class seal engineering program will strengthen our products and services and play an important role in our company's future development."
Thomas Silvaroli joins Clark Seals as Territory Sales Manager
TULSA, OK, January 1, 2018 - Clark Seals, a fluid sealing technology company, announced today that Thomas Silvaroli has joined the company as Territory Sales Manager. In his new position, Silvaroli will manage sales operations in Ohio, Michigan and South Carololina.
Prior to joining Clark Seals, Silvaroli's most recent postion was at Freudenberg NOK where he successfully managed the companies Automotive objectives before being promoted to Global Key Accounts Manager. Prior to Freudenberg NOK, Silvaroli worked 25 years at Parker Hannifin Seal Group. In addition to his professional experience, Silvaroli holds a Bachelor of Business from Kent State University.
"Tom is one of the most knowledgeable and experienced rotary shaft seal salesmanin the industry." commented Scott Zahn, Director of Business Development for Clark Seals. "He has an impressive depth of product and equipment application expertise and will play an important role in our company's OEM growth initiatives."
Clark Seals selects Jim Wang as Design Engineer
TULSA, OK, November 1, 2014 - Clark Seals, an elastomeric seal design and manufacturing firm, announced today that Jim Wang joined the company as a Seal Design Engineer. In his appointed position, Wang will be responsible for improving the engineering processes, streamlining efficiencies and meeting the company's growing engineering demands.
Clark Seals is Hiring Design Engineers
TULSA, OK, September 4, 2014 – Clark Seals is hiring Seal Design Engineers to meet the demand of the growing market. If you have a degree in mechanical engineering, and would like to become a part of our growing team, please feel free to send your resume to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Clark Seals Completes $20M Shaft Seal Factory in Ningbo, China
TULSA, OK, December 23, 2012 – Clark Seals, an elastomeric seal design and manufacturing firm, announced today the completion of their new state-of-the-art shaft seal manufacturing facility in Ningbo, China. The ISO/TS certified factory incorporates the most advanced automation, manufacturing, and testing equipment, as well the most stringent quality control measures in the industry. With a 40,000,000 piece capacity, Clark Seals Ningbo (CSN) is positioned for quality, high volume OEM requirements.
“Clark Seals Ningbo is the first high-end shaft seal factory in China,” commented Scott Zahn, Vice President of Operations for Clark Seals. “CSN manufacturers the same quality and consistency as the very best Japanese and German seal factories, at a significantly reduced price point. CSN gives US, Asian and European manufacturers a tremendous opportunity to improve quality and reduce costs, and that doesn’t happen very often in our industry.”
So far, Clark Seal’s efforts have paid off. Immediately after completing factory audits, two industry-leading appliance manufacturers moved their entire seal production to CSN.
Clark Seals Selects Julya Humphrey as Accounting Controller
TULSA, OK, December 8, 2011 - Clark Seals, an elastomeric seal design and manufacturing firm, announced today that Julya Humphrey was selected as the company's Accounting Controller. In her appointed position, Humphrey will be responsible for improving accounting processes, streamlining efficiencies and strengthening the company's financial operations.
Prior to working for Clark Seals, Humphrey was controller for Preston-Eastin where she successfully restructured their accounting programs and software systems to improve company-wide operations. Prior to working for Preston-Eastin, Humphrey was Controller for Ford Glass. With more than 25 years of accounting / controller experience, Humphrey has a strong knowledge of manufacturing cost accounting, financial analysis, process efficiency, forecasting and corporate tax.
"Humphrey brings a wealth of accounting experience to our company during a time of heavy growth," commented Scott Zahn, Director of Sales for Clark Seals. "She's a great addition to our management team and I look forward to her leadership and contribution as we expand operations in North America and Asia."
Clark Seals Selects Becky Burkholder as Sales Representative for TX, OK, AR & LA.
TULSA, OK, July 5, 2011 - Clark Seals, a fluid sealing technology supplier to equipment manufacturers, announced today that Becky Burkholder was selected as the company's Exclusive Sales Representative for Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. In her appointed position, Burkholder will be responsible for promoting and selling Clark Seals in her territory and to select manufacturers in the US, Canada and Mexico.
Prior to working as an independent sales representative, Burkholder was a Territory Manager with a national seal and rubber components distributor where she successfully developed and implemented sales initiatives that grew her territory to over $8MM. With more than 20 years of sales experience, Burkholder has a strong knowledge of materials and part design, manufacturing processes and supply chain management.
"Becky brings a wealth of product knowledge and sales experience to our company," commented Scott Zahn, Director of Sales for Clark Seals. "She's a great addition to our sales team and I look forward to her leadership and contribution as we introduce our new factory and expand our market presence to manufacturers in North America."
Scott Zahn joins Clark Seals as Director of Sales
TULSA, OK, March 11, 2011 - Clark Seals, a fluid sealing technology supplier to equipment manufacturers, announced today that Scott Zahn joins the company as Director of Sales. In his new position, Zahn will oversee all domestic sales divisions and manage the company's sales representative network.
Prior to joining Clark Seals, Zahn's most recent position was Vice President of Retail Sales for Winston Company where he successfully expanded the company's mass retail brands and deployed new mass-retail product initiatives. Prior to Winston Company, Zahn served as President of Global Bearings, Inc.
In addition to his professional experience, Zahn holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Tulsa.