Executive Vice President & COO
Mr. Waddill has over 30 years of experience in International Industrial Sales and Marketing. He is recognized for his strong technical background and creative approach to helping his client solve difficult and complex problems and his strong customer focus. His experience includes extensive exposure to numerous industrial markets including but not limited to: medical products, power, nitric acid production, ammonia production, petrochemical, pulp & paper, automobile manufacturing, plastics, gas & steam turbine manufacturing, plate and frame heat exchangers, steel mills, ship building, wastewater treatment, landfill gas, film manufacturing, compressor and blower OEM’s, pharmaceutical, glass manufacturing, air drying and purification, industrial filtration, industrial gases and air separation, food, tobacco, fiber and paper, and metals. He has extensive experience with direct/indirect sales channel management and marketing.
Mr. Waddill joined Progressive Design in September of 2002 as a Business Development Engineer where he played a key and vital role in helping to organically grow and diversify the organization to a 25 man plus operation. In 2004 Mr. Waddill joined the Senior Management Team at Progressive Design and continued to directly support the building of the organization to a 50 man plus operation. Mr. Waddill has successfully developed and continues to manage several key clients for Progressive Design. He provides project management oversight on key and fast track projects. He has successfully negotiated numerous million dollar and several multimillion dollar contracts. Mr. Waddill plays a key role in recruiting key personnel for the organization. Mr. Waddill truly believes in Progressive Design’s two core values: Quality, Creativity, and Innovation and There is No Substitution For Experience. He is known for his ability to build long term strong relationships with his clients; focus on customer service and customer satisfaction, success in differentiating Progressive Design in the market place, creative ability, and his passion for Progressive Design.
1986: B.S. Mechanical Engineering
Technology, Old Dominion University
PATENTS AND AWARDS:
- President’s Leadership and Achievement Award – S&M Brands, Inc – 2001
- Most Outstanding OEM Sales Person Worldwide: Alfa Laval Thermal – 2000
- Most Outstanding Regional Manager – Worldwide: Dollinger Corporation – 1993
- Progressive Design Inc. “President’s Award” – 2009
- Past member of the Professional Association of Mechanical Engineers
- Past member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers
- Past member of the Nitric Acid User Group
- Active in YMCA Youth Sports Program
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