Growth strategies

Atkinson joins Purkeys

Travis Atkinson has joined Purkeys as a director of sales. In his new role, he will be tasked to further develop the company’s growing portfolio of regional accounts in the heavy-duty trucking industry.

His induction to this role allows Purkeys’ current sales and service engineers to focus on what is important — helping solve client’s problems, selecting the right equipment for their specific uses, and providing training to better manage their electrical systems, the company says.

“Travis’ experience and industry knowledge will make him a valuable addition to the Purkeys team. I am confident that Travis will play a key role in providing high quality solutions for our clients,” says Justin Purkey, CEO at Purkeys.

Atkinson comes to the position with a lot of industry knowledge, having spent many years at Prestolite Electric Incorporated where he was instrumental in developing the sales and technical support staff on both the global and national levels, Purkeys says. His previous experience with Blue Bird Corporation and with his own company in Australia that specialized in large automotive electrics also adds to his credentials.

“My career has been quite expansive,” Atkinson says. “I’ve been exposed to a lot of engineering and manufacturing techniques and processes and I’ve developed a keen acumen for applying innovation to real customer solutions.”

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