Seal & Design Promotions

Joel Nans

Joel Nans

Seal & Design is proud to announce the promotion of Joel Nans to Outside Sales Representative. Joel has been with Seal & Design since 2013 in an inside sales position. Joel has proven himself as an intelligent and motivated salesperson and was promoted to Outside Sales in January.

Joel excels at listening to customers’ needs and offering solutions tailored to their unique circumstances. You also find Joel participating in charity golf tournaments that Seal & Design participates in throughout the year as he is one of Seal & Design’s best golfers.


Robert Wolbert

Robert Wolbert

Seal & Design is also proud to announce that Robert Wolbert has been hired as Co-Inside Sales Manager. Rob returns to Seal & Design after a brief hiatus in the finance sector. He previously worked at Seal & Design from 2008 until 2014. Rob teams with Rich Wetherby as Co-Inside Sales Manager.

Rob and Rich’s combined experience and leadership will lead Seal & Design to new sales records and new levels of custom engagement and satisfaction.

 

We look forward to great things from both Joel and Rob!

Manufacturing Award 2016

Seal & Design was honored with a Manufacturing Award from Buffalo Business First. We received an award in the Exporting category.Biz First 2016 - Exporting

President Dean Penman and Vice President Jim Sweeney were on hand to receive the award at the ceremony held at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens.business-first-award-2016

Thank you Buffalo Business First for recognizing our continued efforts to be the best in our business.

WNY Top Private Company 2015

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Rich Wetherby & Adam Mikols

Seal & Design is proud to be selected by Buffalo Business First as one of Western New York’s Top Private Companies. This year we were ranked 34th on the list.

Seal & Design’s success is due in part to their product quality, product knowledge, but most importantly, our success is due to our commitment to total customer satisfaction.

This year’s award ceremony was held at First Niagara Center in downtown Buffalo. CFO Adam Mikols and Inside Sales Manager Rich Wetherby were in attendance to receive the award.

We would like to extend our many thanks to our customers for their continued business and thank our employees for their tireless pursuit of excellence at Seal & Design.

You can view Buffalo Business First’s Article here.

Higbee Inc Acquisition

Seal & Design is proud to announce the acquisition of Higbee Inc. of Syracuse New York.

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Dean S. Penman of
Seal & Design
Larry Higbee of
Higbee Inc

Higbee Inc. enjoys a reputation of excellence in the gasket and sealing products industry and is ISO 9001:2008 registered. Higbee Inc was founded in 1932 by Lyman Higbee and continued to be successful under the leadership of his son Larry Higbee. Higbee’s goal has been, and will continue to be, putting customers first and delivering world-class, cost competitive products on time.

After 40 years, Larry Higbee has decided to move on to the next chapter in his life. That being said, the continuing success of the business his father started is very important to him. When he started seriously considering selling Higbee Inc. he developed the profile of a “preferred” acquirer. This organization would have experience in the gasket business, a commitment to quality and customer service, a product portfolio that complimented Higbee’s product portfolio, and the financial strength to invest in equipment and technology to grow the business.

Larry and the Higbee management team believe that Seal & Design Inc. fits this profile perfectly.

Seal & Design President Dean S. Penman is also excited to welcome Higbee to the Seal & Design brand: “We think this move is a great opportunity for both parties and will strengthen our position with our clients as we will be able to offer more products to our existing customer bases,” he said.

Effective August 31, 2015 Seal & Design Inc. will acquire Higbee Inc. Higbee’s name will change from Higbee Inc. to Seal & Design Inc, Higbee Division.

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Day to day, Higbee Division will continue to operate as normal and provide the same excellent service they always have. The synergy between the two companies will strengthen Seal & Design’s position in the national and global markets.

This is the second acquisition by Seal & Design. We first acquired Canadian competitor Able O-Rings in 2006 and have helped them become a market leader in Ontario. Today Seal & Design Inc, Able Division is thriving. Just as we have developed and cared for Able Division’s business and infrastructure, we plan to invest in Higbee Division to make them even more successful by always putting our customers’ needs first.

Construction Project Update (Sept 2014)

Our building expansion project is coming along great.
Take a look at the progress from July to September 2014 in this 2 and a half minute time-lapse video: