Stertil-Koni USA announced that the company's Operations Manager, Paul Marks, has retired after 21-years of outstanding performance. Marks is succeeded by Doug Frakes who joined Stertil-Koni following ten years of top experience with FedEx Ground.
During Marks’s tenure at Stertil-Koni, he played a significant role in helping the company grow more than 50-fold to become a leader in the heavy-duty vehicle lift industry across North America.
A retired U.S. Air Force officer with 26 years of service, Marks joined Stertil-Koni in 1998 as one of the company’s first employees. At the time, Stertil-Koni operated out of a small, one-room office in Ellicott City, Md.. with only two employees – its President, Dr. Jean DellAmore, and Marks.
Two decades later, much has changed. Tractor trailers delivering Stertil-Koni lifts to distributors and customer locations now crisscross the landscape on a daily basis and the company has come to dominate the heavy duty vehicle lifting sector in terms of innovation, sales and customer care.
Marks, as operations manager, played a substantial role in this development, having overseen Stertil-Koni's key operations and logistics associated with the delivery, receipt and shipping of the company’s heavy duty vehicle lifting systems and shop equipment.
By conservative estimates, Marks ordered, sent, tracked, delivered, and invoiced more than 10,000 items during his two-decade career with Stertil-Koni.
In making today's announcement, Dr. Jean DellAmore, president of Stertil-Koni USA, noted, "Paul has been a key driver in our ongoing success and has worn many hats along the way. He has an exceptionally strong work ethic, with superb attention to detail, a command of complex logistics operations, and an intense commitment to serving Stertil-Koni and our customer base. We are a better company today thanks to Paul Marks.”