Entek forms new business unit, names its director

June 12, 2023
Tammy Straw will head up the company's Wear Parts Division, which will sell replacement parts for twin-screw extruders and related equipment.

Entek announced it has formed a new company business unit, the Entek Wear Parts Division, to manufacture and sell replacement wear parts for all brands of twin-screw extruders. The company manufactures new parts, such as screws and barrels, at its new Henderson, Nev., manufacturing plant – a  98,000-square-foot facility that opened in February.     

“This is an important step for Entek, and for twin-screw extruder users worldwide,” Entek Manufacturing President Kim Medford said. “Entek understands this market, and we plan to become the No. 1 manufacturer and supplier of replacement wear parts in the industry.”  

The company also announced that Tammy Straw will serve as the new business unit’s director. In her new role, she will have profit and loss responsibility for the division and will report directly to Linda Campbell, VP of Entek Manufacturing’s extrusion sales. 

Joining her at the new division will be Kelsey Dennis, who will be responsible for wear parts sales. Dennis has been with Entek since 2010, most recently working in customer support and inside sales.   

Straw is a 24-year Entek employee, and has been the company’s marketing and business development manager since 2016, where she also led Entek’s inside sales team. She also is vice chair of the NPE Sales & Marketing Committee for the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), and serves on PLASTICS' Committee on Equipment Statistics. She has been the Extrusion Subcommittee At-Large representative since 2021.   

“I’ve worked closely with Tammy for the past 24 years and can say with confidence that she is the best person to manage this new division of our company,” Campbell said. “No one has more experience with managing wear parts needs for our customers. And Kelsey being our new wear parts salesperson is also great news for our customers. She is passionate about providing excellent service and has been working directly with customers since she joined Entek.”  

At an event celebrating the opening of the Henderson facility, Entek announced it had invested $15 million and was hiring more than 100 new employees to staff it. 

With headquarters in Lebanon, Ore., Entek makes twin-screw extruders, materials-handling systems and other processing equipment.