MENDOTA, Il. - Roll coating & laminating equipment leader Black Bros. Co. has announced two promotions recently in its sales department.
 
Evan Wixom has been promoted to marketing manager. In his role, Wixom will be responsible for all aspects of Black Bros. marketing activities and the promotion of the company’s line of machinery and products. This includes website content, tradeshow planning, advertising, market research and product literature. 
 
“Evan Wixom has quickly excelled at planning our major trade shows, developing new ads and literature, plus working with our website design to improve our web presence,” said Todd Phalen, director of sales for Black Bros. Co.
 
Wixom joined Black Bros. in April 2017 and currently serves on the Membership Development Committee and the Next Gen Executive Committee for the Wood Machinery Manufacturers of American organization.
 
Promoted to laboratory manager is Evan Carroll. In his role, Carroll will be taking over responsibility of all Black Bros. lab activities and all aspects pertaining to demonstrating, testing and the development of Black Bros. machinery. This includes testing product capabilities and limitations, working with sales representatives to assess customer needs and sales objectives and inspect samples for quality assurance and desired results.
 
“Evan Carroll has done a great job working with our Sales Team to help show potential customers how our equipment can help improve their processes in our Demonstration Lab,” Phalen said.
 
Carroll — representing the sixth-generation of family ownership at Black Bros. — joined the company in August 2017 and currently serves on the Next Gen Executive Committee for the Wood Machinery Manufacturers of American organization.
 
“Both Evan Carroll and Evan Wixom have really made it a point to network with prominent people in our industry by attending Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America (WMMA), Wood Component Manufacturers of America (WCMA) and Wood Industry Conference (WIC) events, plus IWF and AWFS Shows,” Phalen added.
 
Founded in 1882, Black Bros. Co. is manufacturer and designer of roll coating and laminating equipment.
 

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