Dan was always more than just a sales manager, his technical expertise of reading and understanding blueprints was essential for providing optimal utilization to produce custom engineered parts. Dan also understood that sales are about relationships. He got to know his customers on a personal level and enjoyed their friendship. He developed business with companies that have been sold numerous times and still maintained the business due to his strong professionalism and personal touches. Dan reflected on his time at Kapco®, “It is interesting when you spend twenty eight years at one company how much life you witness with those around you. I have so many great memories and sad ones as well, that it would take volumes to record. I know professionally working for a company that has always placed the highest importance on customer service and support has made it a pleasure.”
Dan helped the sales department exceed in several areas. One opportunity was to coat grass seed on paper for a leading paper manufacturer. Additionally, he was responsible for bringing a leading holographic film design and manufacturing company to Kapco® where they adhesive coated and die cut millions of holographic insert cards.
Dan Bartlett led Kapco® to supplying the automotive and appliance industries with quality converted products. Dan also built Kapco’s business in Canada with large multi-national corporations. Ed Small, President, said, “Dan is directly responsible for bringing in tens of millions of dollars in sales to Kapco®, sales that equate to jobs for many of our employees. Without his work, we would not be where we are as a company.”
Dan has been a true asset to Kapco® and will be missed by all. Between his vast knowledge of Kapco’s capabilities, the industry, and the service to his customers, he has been a great leader in the sales department. Jenifer Codrea, Vice President of Sales and Marketing said, “I will truly miss Dan’s salesmanship and support. He was always available to discuss customer situations and guide me in providing the best solutions to any challenge.” Dan’s achievements will not be forgotten and Kapco® wishes Dan the best during his retirement.