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Monthly Featured Employee

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Name: Frederic Mathieu

Title: Regional Industrial Sales Manager & Head of EV Sales Canada

Department: Sales

Month/year joined Bender: February 2015

Certificates: Bachelor in Electrical Engineering specializing in Electric Energy

Before joining Bender, Fred was a regional sales manager at Provan for 2 years, a representative industrial company. There, he focused on selling valves, instrumentation, and controls.

Currently at Bender, he represents the provinces of Quebec and Maritimes in Canada for all industrial sales by overlooking strategies, preparing meetings and presentations to grow the business in those regions. Throughout his day-to-day he takes care of providing quotes, engineer drawings, and technical and after-sales support for his customers. His other primary role involves country-wide sales for eMobility in Canada and supporting the electric vehicles and charging industry. All in all, he takes pride in supporting Bender on all fronts (even business and pricing strategy) as he continues to learn.

Fred says his favorite part of working for Bender is having the liberty to choose and focus on specific industries of interest. His favorite industries include the energy sector (hydro-electricity in particular as it was part of his studies) and the eMobility industry, due to the amount of growth it has recently spurred. He appreciates that Bender is very culture-focused and is keen on transparency on their products, and the open approach to solve problems. Just like Bender, he also views electrical safety as highly important.

Fun fact about Fred - his full name has two ‘first’ names! Outside of work, his personal interests include learning more about the tech world and computing. He is also a self-proclaimed cinephile and has been learning more about photography. When he has time and the weather is nice, he likes to play many sports, notably soccer and basketball.

The  iso685  family line of insulation monitoring devices is his favorite product due to it being extremely powerful and efficient. They are capable of performing on nearly every industry and application for ungrounded systems and was the first product to launch with a new digital interface. It has now been over 5 years this product launched, but still retains a high value thanks to its versatile functionality. This is useful for the energy sector and battery storage industries, which Fred is personally interested in.

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Leadership Team

Steve Mason

Steve Mason

CEO Bender Inc / VP Americas Bender GmbH & Co. KG

John Kenitz

John Kenitz

Chief Financial Officer

David Knecht

David Knecht

Vice President Sales and Business Development

Torsten Gruhn

Torsten Gruhn

Head of EV Sales

Jeff Glenney

Jeff Glenney

Head of HRG Sales

Hannah Medvic

Hannah Medvic

Marketing Team Lead

Jon Leopold

Jon Leopold

Quality Manager

Matt Rapp

Matt Rapp

Head of Operations

Andy Johnson

Andy Johnson

Product Design & Compliance Manager

Daniel Saenz

Daniel Saenz

Customer Experience Director