Startex Industries is pleased to announce and welcome Robert “Bob” Pastene as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Pastene will be responsible for the leadership of the Startex sales team and developing new business opportunities. He has been entrusted to grow strategic customer accounts and will manage Startex’s key national relationships. Pastene will report directly to Bob Shah, Startex President and CEO.
“Bob Pastene is an outstanding addition to the Startex leadership team, as he brings a documented history of building effective sales organizations, and creating value for all stakeholders,” said Shah. “We are very excited about Bob’s plans for Startex and I am confident he will work relentlessly to ensure that we remain an industry leader in hospitality FF&E,” he added.
Pastene brings a broad range of experience, including more than 25 years of sales and leadership roles in both privately held companies and large enterprise organizations. He was most recently at DRIFIRE of Chicago, and has a proven history of transforming sales organizations through his focus on customer satisfaction, data-driven results and strategic realignment of processes. Prior to DRIFRE, he worked at Securitas as Senior Vice President of Sales, playing a sales leadership role for the $3 billion North American Division.