The Meet Our Team blog series gives you an inside look into our team members’ careers, exciting new projects, history with KFI, and a general introduction to some of our key players! We hope you enjoy this, and many more blogs, that give you a better idea of the people behind the operation here at KFI.
Our third chapter in this series highlights our Vice President of Sales on the Non-Automotive OEM side of the business, Jack Subel. Jack heads up our non-auto OEM sales team and is constantly looking to help clients with unique needs and working on exciting new product development projects.
Q: What is your job title?
A: I am the Vice President of the Non-Automotive OEM team.
Q: How long have you been with KFI?
A: I have been with KFI for 6 years.
Q: What do your day-to-day responsibilities look like?
A: My daily responsibilities have changed over time. For several years, I was tasked with growing our Heavy Truck business. Now, I focus on business development in Heavy Truck, and other industries. I also look for new opportunities in order to diversify our company’s customers.
Q: What is your favorite part of working for KFI?
A: KFI has scale. By that I mean, we are staffed to do big things. Most of our competitors do not have the Marketing, Engineering, Operations, and Sales reach that we do. Chasing opportunities that leverage this scale to “move the needle” is challenging and can be fun too!
Q: Can you share a project that your department accomplished that you feel proud of?
A: Prior to Covid, we put together a presentation that for Navistar. They were looking for a new bunk system for a new design for the interior of their Class-8, over-the-road heavy-duty truck. We designed it, developed a virtual reality tour of the interior with our parts in it, and presented it to their Engineering team. I was very proud to represent KFI after that presentation. I feel, we really showed what we’re capable of if given a “blank page”.
Q: How does your department embody KFI’s values?
A: Each day we look to grow our business and move the needle.
Q: What is your favorite memory from working at KFI?
A: Our resilience during Covid is a great memory. This time was perhaps one of the most uncertain and challenging times I’ve seen in my 30+ year career. Our approach to “lean in” and attempts to navigate this time with the emergency and disaster relief bed product was a great memory…although, I’m happy we’re past that difficult time!
Jack’s experience in the industry, wealth of knowledge, and positive attitude makes him an amazing colleague and leader at KFI. We are thrilled to have Jack as a part of the KFI team! Check back soon for more Meet Our Team Blogs! Interested in being a part of our team? Apply today, we can’t wait to meet you!