Meet Taber Extrusion’s In Focus Spotlight: Chad Fishback, the new Vice President of Sales and Marketing. According to Chuck Stout, President of Taber Extrusions, Chad brings a proven track record as a results-oriented sales leader focused on driving accelerated growth and profitability across a variety of industry sectors.
“Buckle up and get ready for the time of your life. Lots of great changes are here and those that are looking for advancement and challenges All Aboard the Taber train.” -Chad Fishback
Job duties & responsibilities of In Focus Spotlight Chad Fishback
In my current role as VP of sales, I am responsible for developing effective sales strategies to meet the company’s revenue goals. This involves analyzing market trends, identifying opportunities, and implementing strategies to maximize sales growth. Also, I oversee the sales team, providing guidance, support, and training to ensure they have the necessary skills and resources to meet their targets. This includes setting sales quotas, monitoring performance, and implementing performance improvement plans.
Where did you work prior to Taber; same industry or something totally different?
I have been in the aluminum extrusion market for 17 years. I have had the privilege to work for multiple industry leading companies focused on many core markets. There are so many great people in this industry and my love for this industry is defiantly tied to all my great relationships I have made over the years.
When you’re not at work, what would we find you doing?
I love sports, watching them and playing them. These days I spend most of my time watching my kids play. I love to travel and spend time with family and friends. I am 5 states away from visiting all US states. Cooking has been a fun adventure too- I love using my smoker. Party at my house anytime.
My wife Kristin – we have been married for 22 years. Tyler – 18 years old Senior in High school: Loves golf and going to concerts. Brianna is 16 years old: a 10th grade volleyball and basketball player and a Swiftie. Ellie is 13 years old: 7th grade cheerleader and loves cooking. Bennett: 10 years old, 4th grade football, basketball and baseball, loves playing on his switch.
What do you hope to bring to Taber in terms of leadership and company culture?
I hope to empower my fellow Taber employees by providing them with the necessary resources, support, and autonomy to make decisions. Also, want to help promote a culture of diversity and inclusion by actively seeking diverse perspectives, fostering a sense of belonging. Driving accountability within all leadership at Taber and hold themselves and their teams accountable for their actions and results. Help individuals take ownership of their work and strive for excellence. All in in everything we do at Taber.
Chad Fishback’s favorite part about working for Taber so far?
The people have been wonderful and the culture of caring about the one is tremendous at Taber. Our unique offering is fun to engage in new markets for me like Aerospace and Defense. I love learning each day how I can impact the business and bring my unique leadership style to help drive change.
What sets Taber apart from other companies that deliver the exact same things?
We offer a unique product that provides a distinct advantage and solves a specific problem within the extrusion market. We are building a strong brand identity and reputation which includes creating a recognizable brand image, delivering consistent quality, and providing elite customer service. Taber loves innovation and technology by providing an elite customer experience which includes understanding customer needs, personalizing interactions, and exceeding expectations at every touchpoint.
What do you think the future holds for Taber?
I see a company with strong leadership who understands the importance of shaping organizational culture. By not looking at the short term and playing the long game can contribute to major success’s at Taber. Every day try to inspire and motivate employees to drive innovation, adapt to changing market conditions, and make strategic decisions that align with the company’s goals. By fostering a positive work environment Taber can position itself for growth and navigate challenges every day.
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More About Taber Extrusions:
In 1973, Taber Extrusions was founded. Pioneering a process for extruding rectangular billets, Taber is able to create solid profiles up to 31 inches wide and hollow profiles up to 29 inches wide. In addition, Taber purchased an extrusion facility in Gulfport, MS in 1995. It included a state-of-the-art cast house, two additional presses, microextrusion capabilities, and multiple fabrication expansions.
In addition to extruding billets in a wide range of alloys and sizes, the company also supplies aerospace, automotive, marine, infrastructure, and sporting goods markets alongside military applications. In both soft and hard alloys, Taber provides cast and extruded products to these markets
Moreover, Taber Extrusions has in-house friction stir welding capabilities, and continues to offer extruded aluminum components, value-added machining services, and raw material supply to the North American market. THis makes them a vertically integrated supplier of FSW panels and assemblies never before seen in North America.