Soft Tech has hired Kyle Hendrickson as its new strategic account manager for North America.
Hendrickson has 16 years of fenestration CNC experience.
His first experience dealing with software was in the early 1990s. He was approached by a childhood friend to help launch a product designed to enable charter companies and small airlines to manage their aircraft to a higher degree of financial precision. The pinnacle of their success was selling software development services to a young airline named Midwest Express. Midwest Express was a premium (all first class) airline with its primary hub in Milwaukee, Wis., until 2010, when it merged with Frontier Airlines.
Hendrickson’s first experience with the fenestration industry was in 2005, when he sold his first Tekna CNC machining center to a door and window manufacturer in Detroit. Two years later, he was selling into one of the largest American manufacturers of architectural aluminum systems and products for the global commercial construction industry. Five years later he would be watching anthropomorphic robots servicing his CNC’s to build doors and windows.
Hendrickson’s primary area of expertise is in computer-aided manufacturing with a focus on the needs of the fenestration and extruded aluminum industries. His time working with machinery for manufacturing began at a wire parts and coiled spring manufacturer. He tooled, set up and operated a department of machines which ranged from CNC machines to older analog machinery.
Before joining Soft Tech, Hendrickson managed sales and customer experience for two machinery manufacturers servicing the window, door and curtainwall community of manufacturers.