Excel Dryer Appoints Director of Domestic Sales
Excel Dryer announced the promotion of Michael Savitt to director of domestic sales. Savitt, a Chicago resident, has held positions with increasing responsibility over his 10 years with Excel Dryer, most recently serving as business development manager for North America.
“Michael has demonstrated an in-depth understanding of our sales process, generated new business and provided excellent customer service during his tenure with us,” says William Gagnon, executive vice president and COO at Excel Dryer. “He is also a proven leader with the ability to effectively train, coach and motivate our employees. He’s a perfect fit for this important position.”
In his new role, Savitt will supervise the U.S. sales team, explore opportunities to support the company’s growth and work closely with architects, distributors and end users to identify how high-speed, energy-efficient hand dryers fit into cost-savings and sustainability initiatives.
Prior to his role as business development manager for North America, Savitt started at Excel Dryer as a field sales manager and then became a national field sales manager. Savitt has worked across all markets, verticals and channels for Excel Dryer over the past decade.
“I really appreciate the opportunities I’ve had to learn and grow at such a forward-thinking company like Excel Dryer,” says Savitt. “Our sales team is incredible, and I am excited to bring us to the next level while continuing to help our customers achieve their sustainability goals.”
Before joining the company, Savitt worked at Avatar HR Solutions and Data Recognition Corporation. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BA in journalism and went on to receive his MA in journalism at Indiana University-Bloomington. He completed the “Mastering Sales: A Toolkit for Success” course at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, “Coaching for Improved Performance & Results” with Leadership Dynamics, Inc., and “Effective Personal Productivity” with Leadership Management International, Inc.