Meet Mark Yeaton: Serving Our Customers in the Great Northeast

IMG_0034Mark Yeaton is the latest addition to our team of Regional Sales Managers, serving customers in New England and eastern Canada. While thinking of himself as just an average sales guy, he is actually a very experienced professional with a background in both machining hardware and software. He spent 10 years selling CNC machinery, mainly for architectural products, and prior to that sold engineering software.

Mark also holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire in Durham. This academic background provides him with a thorough understanding of the complete design process. This gives him the ability to understand what customers are trying to accomplish and how to help them achieve it.

Getting Started
The CNC companies he worked for had plants in Germany and Italy, so Mark felt right at home with our global heritage. Having joined us just recently, he spent a week in our headquarters getting the sales picture and then learning the products with a week in the shop. He is already on the road, helping customers with their workholding challenges, introducing them to new products.

An Historical Territory
For those of you not up on your geography, Mark’s New England territory is a region comprised of six states in the northeastern United States: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.

Mark knows the area well, since he hails from Westford, MA, located near where the American Revolution began in Lexington and Concord. A bell and weathervane made by Paul Revere grace two of the town’s buildings.

MarkYeatonProjectsAfter Work Activities
When not introducing himself and our products to customers, Mark can often be found in his own basement shop, where he designs, engineers and crafts wood-working projects such as cabinets and a fireplace mantel for his house.

In the warm months, he can be found in his vegetable garden, which he has also engineered for minimum maintenance. The object is not so much the gardening itself as it is to have a fresh supply of tomatoes, peppers, beans, cucumbers and squash for his kitchen. The vegetables supply the side dishes for the meats Mark enjoys cooking on his grill.

Mark and his wife’s favorite get-a-way spot is Key West, where they try to escape to every year.