Linetec has promoted Phil Hanke from the role of buyer to senior buyer. He reports directly to the vice president of finance Chris Menard.
Working with colleagues in Linetec’s purchasing department and suppliers from across the U.S., Hanke applies continuous improvement and lean manufacturing principles to support company-wide procurement needs and initiatives, according to the company.
Hanke joined Linetec in 2013, working in the architectural coatings and packaging departments. The following year, he was hired as a purchasing assistant and was later promoted to buyer. He has gained an in-depth understanding of Linetec’s purchasing policies, procedures and vendor relations. He also has led several successful continuous improvement projects to reduce waste, increase savings and enhance customer value, according to the company.
Prior to working at Linetec, Hanke held customer service and sales positions in the food service and hospitality industry.