JACKSONVILLE, FL – Haskell, a leading provider of client-focused solutions in the AEC industry, recently announced the realignment of their marketing and business development functions for the Industrial Group supported by the appointment of three key industry hires. Erik Lightner joins the team as the Vice President of Marketing and Business Development and Dave Bartels joins the team as Director of Project Development for Food & Beverage.
As Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Erik Lightner will oversee the Industrial Group’s customer and prospect outreach and strategic solutions development. He brings an extensive background in building and manufacturing systems as well as operations from his 21 years with Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) where he was an operations executive for global locations including the United States, China, the United Kingdom and Singapore. For Haskell, he will use his vast experience and industry expertise to lead the Industrial Group’s effort to align strategically with our customers – understanding their needs, challenges and growth strategies from their unique perspectives.
Dave Bartels joins Haskell with an extensive background in food and beverage. Most recently, he was the Director of Global Procurement for Mondelez International and previously an executive with Frito-Lay North America. His areas of focus were contract manufacturing, capital procurement, project management and facilities management. His wealth of knowledge will help Haskell strategically partner with food and beverage manufacturers, finding the right design, engineering, procurement and construction solutions to fit their current and future needs.
“This investment in new talent demonstrates Haskell’s commitment to serving our customers in the best way possible,” said John Paul Saenz, President of the Industrial Group. “We always strive to improve our understanding of our customers’ business needs and objectives by working with them in a collaborative fashion. By recruiting and hiring staff that bring years of industry expertise into these key roles, we are able to meet the customer where they are better, understand the nuances of their businesses and offer a full range of strategic solutions to achieve their facilities and production targets.”