Please join us in welcoming Alen Turan, Safety Hoist Company’s new Sales and Marketing Manager! Turan will be responsible for all aspects of sales and marketing, including managing our network of independent sales representatives. He will also coordinate our marketing campaigns to expand our outreach to contractors and distributors nationwide, so they are fully aware of the benefits of Safety Hoist products.
Turan was born in Bosnia and lived there until he was 10 years old. In 2000, he moved to Essex, Vermont and has resided there as a United States citizen for the past 18 years.
He is passionate about helping others. Turan stated, “I was born in a war-torn country, so I know firsthand that a little help can go a long way. I have started charity events like basketball tournaments and camps in Bosnia and Vermont for underprivileged youth.” He enjoys spending time with his friends and family, especially his newborn niece.
Turan met Safety Hoist Company’s CEO and President, Robert Delaney, at the International Roofing Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada a few years back. Turan was there with his previous company, and they were Safety Hoist’s neighbor on the trade show floor. He went over to our booth, started a conversation and the two clicked right away. Ever since that show a few years ago, Turan has made sure to stop by and say hi to his friends at Safety Hoist Company.
Previously, Turan was a Project Manager and a Sales Manager for Hearthstone Quality Home Heating Products, a manufacturer of high-quality wood, gas and pellet stoves and fireplaces. In this position, he established an e-commerce platform with his team of 8 people. After Hearthstone, he was the Director of Business Development at IR Analyzers/Vector Mapping, a non-destructive commercial roof testing company. Turan worked closely with architects, engineers, manufacturers, distributors, and contractors. He was responsible for expanding business across the country and attended over 25 industry-related trade shows a year.
His favorite thing about the roofing/manufacturing industry is the fact that it has a family-oriented feel to it. Turan stated that he also knows that there will always be a need for roofs, which makes it a great industry to be a part of. He stated, “What made me want to stay in the industry and really immerse myself into it is what a gentleman told me when I first started.” The gentleman said, “To be successful in life you need three things: food, water, and a roof over your head.” Turan said that quote stuck with him and made him realize that this industry is where he wants to be. He decided that roofing was only going to grow and get stronger, and he wanted to be a part of that growth.
When asked what his favorite thing about Safety Hoist Company is, he stated, “Outside of the amazing products Safety Hoist Company has to offer, I really enjoy the culture they have built within the company. I believe Bob Delaney and Nick Bleiler, as well as others in the company, have created a family feel. I’m really excited and looking forward to working with a company where everyone is so passionate about the product and motivated to seeing it grow and succeed.”
Turan stated, “I know the company will keep growing because Safety Hoist Company has dedicated itself to being a leader in the industry, and the company has put the right pieces in place to accomplish that. With a focus on safety, quality and customer service, I see Safety Hoist Company becoming a household name in the roofing industry.”
Turan was born and raised in a war-torn country and has always been interested in helping others. He knows firsthand that a little help can go a long way. We are very excited to welcome someone who is so passionate about helping others.