Key Account/Sales Manager

Spencer Pringle

“The people and culture at Raute Canada made me want to work here.”

From quote to an installed machine is my exciting journey

My journey at Raute started as a Junior Estimator responsible for compiling quotations for the North American market. After about a year I expanded my role into preliminary engineering work for those quotations. Two and a half years ago, I was promoted to Regional Sales Manager for Canada & the Pacific Northwest. My responsibilities include managing approximately 50 customers and their sales inquiries and ensuring they get the parts and services needed to operate effectively.

Before joining Raute, I worked at a pressure vessel design company. Due to the economic downturn of the oil and gas sector, I was laid off. However, I ended up having three new job offers to choose from. In the end, the global reach of Raute, its position as a world leader in plywood machinery, and the people and culture at the Raute Canada office made me want to work here. Now I have enjoyed my time at Raute for over 8 years.

Learning new things is what keeps the work interesting. In the future, I would like to expand my knowledge of veneer itself. In North America, companies deal with Douglas fir, spruce, hemlock, southern yellow pine, and many other species that all have their own characteristics that impact the design of our equipment, so there’s much to learn about.


Bachelor of Applied Science, Integrated Engineering

Started at Raute 2014

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