What started as a 5,000 sq. ft. company with eight employees in 1991, has grown into a thriving international organization with one location in Texas and one in Belgium and facilities totaling 60,000 sq. ft. Today, we proudly boast sixty employees, who make up the warehouse, sales, European, admin, and leadership teams.
We are excited to announce that we have recently welcomed two new team members to the admin team and promoted two internal sales members to new positions.
- Tim Camps, Marketing Manager EU – Tim has more than 25 years of experience working as a freelance marketing consultant in digital agencies throughout Belgium. He holds a degree in digital arts and computer sciences, and his focus has been on B2B marketing (medium to large businesses). In addition, Tim brings with him a broad skillset that includes copywriting, graphic design, project management, website management, data analytics, SEO, and digital marketing. Since 2014, Tim has worked with our SlowStop® European Export Agent Geert Wolters, and is remarkably familiar with our company, products, and distributors in Europe.In his new role, Tim will work in tandem with the U.S. marketing and communications team to assist with branding, graphic design, and digital marketing (including the website) for our distributors in Europe. When asked about his new role, Tim said, “My interests lie with websites and digital marketing. I strive to grow brands through clever and efficient marketing. I am excited to be a part of the Impact Recovery Systems team and look forward to helping grow the SlowStop® division throughout Europe.”
- Chris Ceriotti, SlowStop® Corporate Accounts Manager – Chris has more than 31 years of sales management and marketing experience including 26 years working in the automotive distribution & manufacturing sector. He is a graduate of Drake University, where he majored in marketing and minored in advertising. Chris has worked with Impact Recovery Systems® since 2018 as a regional sales manager in our Traffic division.
Chris will work exclusively in the SlowStop® division, collaborating with corporate clients nationally. “Working at Impact Recovery Systems these past four years has been very gratifying professionally and personally. Representing a quality product backed by an incredible support staff in San Antonio has allowed me to reach annual double-digit growth across my region. Impact Recovery Systems® is truly a family affair,” Chris said.
- Melissa Espinales, Marketing and Communications Manager – Melissa graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Design and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography. For the past 10 years, she has worked as a graphic designer, photographer, videographer, producer, and web manager for a variety of companies.
In her new position, she will work with the marketing and communications director to support Impact Recovery Systems’® branding, marketing, and communications efforts. This includes brand management, tradeshows, print and digital communications, and content management. Melissa looks to bring her creative skills and knowledge to the company. She said, “I hope to continue to grow as a creative business professional. I am currently working on my master’s degree in Strategic and Digital Communication at the University of Tennessee.”
- Tim Lang, Business Solutions Manager – With almost 15 years of sales and industry experience, Tim brings a depth of knowledge in sales, customer service, communications, analytics, and B2B in a variety of industries. He has a master’s degree in International Affairs, which has served him in learning how to navigate different challenges, as well as given him a foundation in analytics. Tim has worked with Impact Recovery Systems for the past four years as a regional sales manager for our Traffic division as well as the liaison with the American Traffic Safety Services Association’s (ATSSA) Temporary Traffic Control Committee and National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (NCUTCD).
In the newly created position of business solutions manager, Tim will play a role in the company’s strategic planning. In addition, he will be responsible for managing the company’s competitive analysis, forecasting, reviewing trends, and partnering with key stakeholders to generate and implement a revenue growth plan and increase sales. He will also continue working with ATTSA and NCUTCD. When asked about his new role, Tim said, “There is longevity, growth, and innovation at Impact Recovery Systems.® It is a wonderful company with a talented team and exceptional products. Coming to work is fun and enjoyable because everyone is committed to taking the company to new heights.”
As Impact Recovery Systems builds for the future, the mission remains the same: to manufacture high-quality products and deliver amazing customer service while maintaining the feeling of family for our team members. While expansion and growth can be challenging, we are confident that with the right team in place and purposefully adding exceptional members, we will meet our mission and thrive.