STEVENSVILLE, MD June 4, 2019 – Heavy duty vehicle lift leader Stertil-Koni USA, today announced that the company's Operations Manager, Paul Marks, has retired after 21-years of outstanding performance.
Marks is succeeded by Doug Frakes who joined Stertil-Koni following ten years of top experience with FedEx Ground.
During Marks’s tenure at Stertil-Koni, he played a significant role in helping the company grow more than 50-fold to become the leader in the heavy duty vehicle lift industry across North America.
Left: Paul Marks retires after 21 years of exemplary service as the Stertil-Koni Operations Manager
A retired U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sargent with 26 years of service, Marks joined Stertil-Koni in 1998 as one of the company’s first employees. At the time, Stertil-Koni operated out of a small, one-room office in Ellicott City, MD with only two employees – its President, Dr. Jean DellAmore, and Marks.
Two decades later, much has changed. Tractor trailers delivering Stertil-Koni lifts to distributors and customer locations now crisscross the landscape on a daily basis and the company has come to dominate the heavy duty vehicle lifting sector in terms of innovation, sales, and customer care.
Marks, as operations manager, played a substantial role in this development, having overseen Stertil-Koni's key operations and logistics associated with the delivery, receipt and shipping of the company’s heavy duty vehicle lifting systems and shop equipment.
By conservative estimates, Marks ordered, sent, tracked, delivered, and invoiced more than 10,000 items during his two-decade career with Stertil-Koni.
In making today's announcement, Dr. Jean DellAmore, president of Stertil-Koni USA, noted, "Paul has been a key driver in our ongoing success and has worn many hats along the way. He has an exceptionally strong work ethic, with superb attention to detail, a command of complex logistics operations, and an intense commitment to serving Stertil-Koni and our customer base. We are a better company today thanks to Paul Marks.”
Marks plans to spend his leisure time at his home in Maryland with his wife and two dogs, as well as traveling and visiting his four grandchildren.
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Stertil-Koni is the market leader in heavy duty vehicle lifts, notably bus lifts and truck lifts, and proudly serves municipalities, state agencies, school bus fleets, major corporations, the U.S. Military and more. Stertil-Koni's breadth of products meets all ranges of lifting needs and includes portable lifts such as Mobile Column Lifts, 2-post, 4-post, inground piston lifts, platform lifts, and its axle-engaging, inground, scissor lift configuration, ECOLIFT. The company’s innovative, inground telescopic piston DIAMONDLIFT is now available with an optional Continuous Recess system, ideal for low clearance vehicles. Stertil-Koni USA is headquartered in Stevensville, Maryland with production facilities in Europe, The Netherlands, and in Streator, IL.
Contact: Paul Feldman, Paul.Feldman@Stertil-Koni.com, 410-643-9001