Sebastian Castilla joins Vacuworx with 12 years of domestic and global pipeline sales experience, including prior procurement, sales support, and business development roles at Welspun Corp. and Marubeni-Itochu Tubulars, as well as international sales relations experience in China, India, Japan, and Latin America.
Castilla said he values collaborating with customers while helping broaden their exposure to the full range of capabilities and advantages associated with Vacuworx lifting systems for an array of material-handling jobs. Based in Houston, his territory includes the greater metropolitan and surrounding area, Louisiana and Mississippi.
John Young brings to Vacuworx over 30 years of heavy equipment rental and sales experience and a zeal for connecting with operators in the oil and gas and pipeline construction fields. Young has been identified as a problem-solver with a safety-first mindset and proactive approach to saving customers time and assets. Based in Canyon Lake, Texas, his territory encompasses West Texas, Central Texas, the Rio Grande Valley, and Southeast New Mexico.
Each of the new hires will handle key accounts, uncover new growth opportunities and support authorized Vacuworx distributors while showcasing seven lines of heavy duty and compact lifting solutions designed for the oil and gas, water and sewer, highway and heavy construction, concrete construction and demolition, mining, manufacturing, and landscaping industries.
Castilla attended the University of Houston, earning a bachelor’s degree in supply chain management with an emphasis on Latin American studies. Young attended Odessa College and studied at various Caterpillar, Volvo, and Link-Belt Cranes equipment training schools.
“We welcome John and Sebastian as valuable additions to our Gulf Coast team with their tenure working with construction materials and equipment in the oil and gas fields,” said George Denny, Vacuworx Gulf Coast Sales Director. “They are demonstrating their ability to ask the right questions; questions that will help us respond effectively with highest value product and service offerings best suited to meet our customers’ unique geographic requirements and industry specific needs.”
Founded in 1999 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Vacuworx engineers and manufactures heavy-duty material handling equipment for the oil and gas, water and sewer, highway and heavy construction, concrete construction, landscaping and manufacturing industries worldwide. Vacuworx Vacuum and Hydraulic Lifting Systems can be customized for many applications and lift capacities.
Standard models lift a variety of materials including steel pipe (including most types of coating), plastic pipe (PVC, fiberglass, long flexible pipe), ductile iron pipe, concrete pipe, pre-cast concrete slabs, pre-cast concrete culverts, concrete road barriers, saw cut concrete (demolition or rehabilitation), landscape pavers, steel plate and piling and road plate. Lifters can be attached to hydraulic excavators and backhoes, wheel or track type loaders, cranes, pipe layers, skid steers, forklifts, and knuckle booms and can also be mounted for a variety of in-plant applications. Vacuworx maintains a global inventory available for purchase or rental.