20 September 2018: Entek, the battery separator manufacturer, has promoted Clint Beutelschies to global vice president of sales. He will relocate to Singapore as part of his new remit.
Beutelschies was previously vice president of sales for the Americas and EMEA. He joined Entek in March 2017.
Before that he worked for more than a decade for Fortune 500 company ITW (Illinois Tool Works).
During his tenure there, he restructured sales and manufacturing units across the Asia-Pacific region for the Dynatec Business Unit, and implemented marketing strategies. He has also spent a couple of years based in Suzhou, China.
Beutelschies’ experience in Asia should stand him in good stead for his new position at Entek, as he will be relocated to Singapore “to ensure a smooth transition for Entek’s Asia sales team and its customers”, the firm said.
Beutelschies is no stranger to Singapore, having opened a sales office for Wausau Paper there in the late 1990s.
“Entek continues to make strategic investments in capital and resources around the globe as part of its commitment to be the world’s premier battery separator supplier,” the separator company said.
In July, Entek signed an agreement with the Japanese glass company NSG Group to expand production in Asia of its separators, expressing confidence in growth of the lead battery industry in the continent.
In January it partnered the Indonesia-based polyethylene battery separator producer Separindo with a view to expanding its market presence in India, China, Korea and southeast Asia.