In its 75th year of business, Southern Aluminum Finishing Co. (SAF), has announced a year of change and growth with the promotion of a current employee into a newly established role within the organization.

Dakota Heck

SAF promoted Dakota Heck to account manager. Rising through the SAF ranks, Heck began his career with the company as junior project manager in 2016 before being promoted shortly thereafter to inside sales representative. In his newly appointed role, Heck will serve as the face of SAF sales for major accounts and customers throughout the United States, according to the company.

“Company-wide growth means we need skilled, knowledgeable employees to support our new and existing customers,” says Penn McClatchey, SAF CEO. “Heck has the right mix of sales savvy, technical knowledge, and the know-how for relationship building. We know he will flourish in his new role at SAF.”

Heck was appointed account manager in July 2021.