Chris Sinutko: Sales Specialist
Chris Sinutko is a product and aftermarket sales specialist for food and beverage in SPX Flow Technology. Chris is based in Delavan, Wisconsin.
Best thing about his job… I enjoy interacting with all departments (engineering, operations, purchasing, sales, marketing, etc.) to drive new product development projects that were initiated by our customers’ needs, market demands or competitor advancements. I also like visiting our customers’ sites to facilitate training on our equipment and get valuable feedback from people using our products daily.
What Chris likes most about SPX… I like that SPX has put a focus on not only the development of new products through innovation initiatives, but also on the development of employees through various training and leadership programs.
Most memorable moment at SPX… Early in my role as a product manager, I went on-site to an important customer who was starting up a multi-million dollar new plant. The customer was having issues with our product and looked to me as the expert to resolve the issues. Even though I had little experience at that time, this “trial-by-fire” situation forced me to learn quickly, ask relevant questions, and troubleshoot to earn the customer’s confidence and provide solutions. After a week of hard work on-site, we were able to solve the issues and satisfy the customer.
Opportunities at SPX… I started at SPX right out of college as part of SPX’s Engineering Development Program. During my first two years, I spent rotations learning, developing, and applying skills in various engineering disciplines. After the EDP, I transitioned into a technical product manager role for sanitary valves to essentially act as a liaison between the field (customers and sales) and internal departments (engineering and operations). Currently, I’m in a product lead and sales role for the valves line, working to make our products more competitive and growing the business.
Chris’ outside interests include… I enjoy running not only for exercise, but also as a stress reliever. I try to run three to five races per year. In May, I ran my first half-marathon around Geneva Lake in Wisconsin and recently ran a Warrior Dash obstacle race.