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Monthly Featured Employee

Kreshnik Furxhiu

Name: Kreshnik Furxhiu

Title: Application Engineering Manager

Department: Sales

Month/year joined Bender: November 2017

Degree: BS Electrical Engineering from Drexel University

Before joining Bender, Kreshnik was an Electrical and Controls Engineer for Babcock & Wilcox. He worked on developing, designing, and implementing system controls for ash handling systems on coal-fired power plants. There, he designed system logic through PLCs and some DCS systems. He also traveled often for work conducting on-field commissioning all across the US.

Kreshnik started at Bender as an Application Engineer in 2017, providing technical support for customers. He was in this role for 2 years before being promoted to the Application Engineering Manager. As a manager, he is responsible for the application team and all technical support offered. Day to day he focuses on providing on-time technical solutions to a variety of complex applications and provides support to team members. Throughout the years, he has been able to develop expert knowledge on most of Bender's wide product portfolio. Besides offering technical support, he assists other departments to make sure their issues are resolved and offers whatever assistance he can. He also mentors and trains his team on the industrial side of the business and he hopes to learn more about the medical side next year.

What he likes most about Bender is the people he works with. He appreciates that it is a family-owned company and still has that feeling about it. He loves the people he works with and appreciates how everyone is open to listening to a new idea and interested in adopting it. He likes that you can express yourself here, which you can't always do at a larger company.

When asked what he likes to do in his free time, Kreshnik said, "Well I am a car guy. Very much into fixing broken things, especially cars. Additionally, I love being outdoors and traveling. I have been to over 30 countries so far but the Covid pandemic has slowed things down a bit, so my wife and I have stayed pretty local, only exploring locally with our black lab. My favorite country I've traveled to is my home country, Albania. I moved to the US with my immediate family when I was 14 and completed my high school and college education here. Been in Philadelphia ever since."

Kreshnik's favorite Bender products are the iso685 and CP907. He is a huge fan of the iso685 and its capabilities because it is an innovative device that provides much information and troubleshooting power in a small package. As a device, he appreciates that is very versatile and can be applied throughout many applications. His next favorite, the CP907, is an interactive HMI that can bring together all the Bender units in one central location. Having a controls background, he says a device such as this is very useful.

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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

Head of Marketing and Communications

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