NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. – January 25, 2021 – Shannon Global Energy Solutions has promoted Joseph Lauria to vice president and chief operations officer, a newly created position. Lauria will oversee Shannon’s engineering, production, finance and R&D departments. He joined Shannon as director of sales and marketing in 2019. Since then, he has improved the company’s sales processes, digital and traditional marketing programs, channel relationships and introduced new products including the Shannon Rapid Rise Fire Blanket, which acts as barrier for petrochemical equipment, and the Shannon Safety Spray Shield, which protects the environment from chemical leaks. Along with this promotion, Lauria will continue to direct sales and marketing for Shannon.
Lauria’s 30-year career includes not only managing product launches for power-generation, pharmaceutical and manufacturing customers but also improving and developing new products for clients. Before Shannon, Lauria managed sales teams at SEC of America, which sold condition-based monitoring systems. Earlier in his career, Lauria worked for General Electric as a sourcing engineer. He graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering and earned his master’s in business administration from Union College.
“Before and during the pandemic, Joe has kept us on a trajectory for growth and success. He’s a positive influence as a leader and coworker,” said Frank Kovacs, president and chief executive officer of Shannon. “In this new role, Joe will help Shannon grow financially and achieve our core focus: engineering reusable solutions for a sustainable planet.”
About Shannon Global Energy Solutions
Since 1988, Shannon has engineered and manufactured insulation solutions for energy conservation, thermal efficiency, noise reduction and safety. With its CAD-CNC-ERP approach from design to manufacturing, Shannon is the world leader for reusable and removable insulation with facilities in the U.S. and Europe.