Christie Jones has been employed at SPIROL International Corporation since1994. SPIROL is a global manufacturer of engineered components and installation equipment producing over 2 billion components a year and servicing over 15,000 customers worldwide. Over her 22 year tenure at SPIROL, Christie has worked as an Applications Engineer, Operations Manager, North American Sales Manager, and Market Development Manager. Christie’s strong technical knowledge and broad background in fastening, joining and assembly make her an industry expert. Product design and enhancement, process development, product application, and Advanced Quality Planning have all been major aspects of her responsibilities. She has assisted countless companies in enhancing their competitiveness by reducing costs through fastener and component design. In addition to her current Marketing responsibilities, Christie also doubles as the chief trainer for the Sales Engineers and Customer Service teams at all of SPIROL’s global locations. She presents at several technical seminars each year and has authored numerous articles on the importance of fastening and joining in the marketplace. Christie received her Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Worcester, MA) in 1994, and her Masters of Business Administration from the University of Rhode Island (Kingston, RI) in 2005.