Vacuworx Hires Area Business Manager for Southern Latin America

Building on past successes, Sellan will continue his support and development of Vacuworx customers in Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay and Argentina

Vacuworx has announced an addition to its international sales team. The company continues to explore and develop new opportunities for the faster, safer and smarter handling of pipeline and construction materials worldwide.

Christian Sellan has been hired as Area Business Manager for Southern Latin America. Sellan began his career with Vacuworx in 2017 as a sales representative.

At the same time, he is working to identify new business opportunities and growth potential in target markets. The Tulsa-based manufacturer expands its network of qualified distributors.

Sellan, based in Santiago, Chile, reports to Steve Smith, Director of International Sales. Smith, who has more than 20 years of international sales experience and a territory that includes Europe, Latin America, South Asia and the Middle East, is charged with expanding the presence of Vacuworx around the world.

With a proactive, service-oriented approach to sales, marketing and global logistics, Sellan and Smith are focusing on building brand loyalty. They are building it through a service dedication and the adaptation of vacuum lifting solutions to meet specific needs.

Sellan, an industrial engineer by trade, has a diverse entrepreneurial background with experience in the sectors of both transportation and logistics, information technology and retail sales. Smith, who earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Oral Roberts University, joined Vacuworx in 2011.

“The strong partnerships we’ve developed in Europe and other parts of the world have helped create a springboard and a lot of interest in Vacuworx,” Smith said. “We focus on areas in which we bring the most value to the customer. From oil and gas pipelines to mining, water resources, civil construction and other industries, the potential is both really high and rising alongside demands for improved safety standards.”

About Vacuworx

Vacuworx is celebrating “20 Years of Building an Industry.” Founded in 1999 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, both the company engineers and manufactures innovative heavy-duty material handling equipment for the oil and gas, water and sewer, highway and heavy construction, concrete construction, landscaping and manufacturing industries worldwide.

Vacuworx Vacuum and Hydraulic Lifting Systems are customizable for many applications and lift capacities. Standard models lift a variety of materials, including steel pipe. (Including most types of coating) and plastic pipe (PVC, fiberglass, long flexible pipe). Also, ductile iron pipe, concrete pipe, pre-cast concrete slabs, pre-cast concrete culverts and concrete road barriers. Further, including saw cut concrete (demolition or rehabilitation), landscape pavers, steel plate and piling and road plate. Lifters can attach to hydraulic excavators and backhoes. They can attach to wheel or track type loaders, cranes, pipe layers, skid steers, forklifts and knuckle booms. Furthermore, they can mount to a variety of in-plant applications. Finally, Vacuworx maintains a global inventory available for purchase or rental. Parts, service and technical support are available 24/7/365 for installation, training, repairs and troubleshooting.

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