Tom Wayer joins ProMation Engineering
Tom Wayer has joined ProMation Engineering as National Sales Manager, as stated in a press release on Sept. 27. Wayer brings extensive knowledge and experience in process and control to ProMation. He has previous national sales and marketing leadership positions in heating ventilation and air conditioning, geothermal installations, high-tech construction and energy recovery systems. Wayer has had corporate positions as well as running his own company. He most recently sold his air conditioning energy recovery technology to a leading defense contractor.
“ProMation is delighted to have someone of Tom’s caliber join ProMation. He brings a key experience with purchasing and installing flow control equipment, including both commercial and industrial actuators. He has been in our customers’ shoes, and more importantly, has a deep understanding of who our customers sell to and what their needs and expectations are.” said Dean Geraci, General Manager of ProMation.
While holding numerous high-profile National Sales and Marketing positions, he has successfully sold equipment, systems and entire projects that utilized not only actuators, but valves, pumps, sensors, dampers and piping. Wayer has built and managed sales teams selling various mechanical and technical products and equipment ranging in price from less than $500 to over $1,000,000. Tom is a graduate from Purdue University with a Business and Engineering degree.
“I am excited to be able to join ProMation Engineering”, Wayer said. “I feel like I have a substantial leg up in understanding ProMation’s business since I have been not only selling similar products, but purchasing, installing and troubleshooting control equipment as a contractor and installer. I am looking forward continue to grow with ProMation and our customers.”
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