By Jennifer Meek, Director of Marketing for Charlotte Products Ltd
We are pleased to announce the promotion of Allen Halstead to Director of Sales – U.S. for Charlotte Products, effective September 1, 2021. Allen has been at Charlotte Products for six years, and was most recently in the position of Regional Sales Manager. As Regional Sales Manager, Allen helped to increase the sales and profitability of our U.S. sales portfolios. As we look ahead, Allen will be an essential part of our growing business and the synergy of sales activities between Canada and the U.S
Allen has 28 years of experience in the jansan industry, and over those years he has built relationships throughout the U.S. Allen is based in Clifton Park, NY and will be traveling throughout the U.S. to meet with our American customers and distributors, managing his team of sales representatives across the country.
“I’ve been able to start traveling recently and it is exciting to get back out and meet people in person,while respecting social distancing” he says. “We’ve been able to combine our meetings and training sessions to offer both in-person and virtual options, which has enabled us to meet even more people than before.”
Allen has spent much of the summer meeting with schools in the U.S along with distributors who serve schools to offer Charlotte Products training programs to help keep schools healthy and safe for the 2021-22 school year.
“Due to COVID-19, there has been a great focus on disinfectants with faster kill times,” says Allen. “Our product ES364 is a concentrate with a one minute kill time for COVID that’s been really popular as I meet with schools and other facilities concerned with preventing the spread of infection.”
Before joining the Charlotte Products team, Allen was with another chemical manufacturer and then prior to that he was an independent jansan sales rep.
“There’s a difference working at Charlotte that I noticed as soon as I joined the sales team here,” says Allen. “Here the focus is on employee wellness and solutions supported with sustainable certifications that back up our claims.”
Outside of work, Allen is a thoroughbred horse racing enthusiast. He lives near the iconic Saratoga Springs race track in New York where he attends races every weekend in season, and he also travels to the Kentucky Derby every year. At the race tracks and in his role at Charlotte, Allen is a people person.
“My favorite thing about my job are the people I meet every day. I meet a very broad range of people, because our products are used in a wide range of buildings. I love to make those connections.”