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Monthly Featured Employee
Name: Al Kaufman
Title: Sales Director - West
Month/year joined Bender: July 2009
Degree/certificates: Bachelor of Engineering, in Electrical Engineering.
When I graduated from Stevens Institute of Technology, with an Electrical Engineering degree, I knew right away that I wanted to get involved in engineering applications and customer support. I started working for the ferrite division of TDK as an applications engineer. I moved on to power supplies a few years later working as a sales and applications engineer for companies such as ABB (Power-One division), GE (Lineage Power division), Lambda Electronics, and Pioneer Magnetics. I enjoyed working on custom applications where I was part of the team responsible for design, production and sales.
I started working for Bender in the summer of 2009. I was hired to increase sales on the West Coast and was the first remote outside salesperson at Bender Inc. My success in generating a presence and increasing market share for Bender products on the West Coast created opportunities for additional outside sales engineers in other regions. I am currently the West Coast Sales Director for Bender.
My favorite part about Bender is the family atmosphere that we maintained even as we have grown into a worldwide corporation with hundreds of employees. I have many close friends at the company and enjoy the comradery that we share. I feel that Bender values their employees and treats them as an extended part of the Bender family.
I am an avid swimmer and like to compete in ocean races here in Southern California. My wife and I love dogs and we have a one year old yellow Labrador Retriever named Major. I volunteer for Southern California Labrador Retriever Rescue where I work as a foster parent finding forever homes for Labs in need.
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