Christian Papé has been named manager of corporate development and external affairs for The Papé Group Inc. in Eugene, Ore. In his new role, he will work closely with both the marketing and human resource departments to enhance external relationships for the Papé organization with a variety of constituents, including customers, community leaders, employee team members and potential members.
“This new position is a reflection of The Papé Group’s ongoing commitment to exceptional customer service,” says Tim Clevenger, vice president of marketing and brand management at The Papé Group. “We are pleased that Christian will take on this new challenge and help us leverage the strength of our brand in a very competitive marketplace.”
Most recently, Papé was a territory manager at Papé Machinery in Mount Vernon, Wash., a position he held for four years. He has more than 10 years of sales and marketing experience with The Papé Group and Papé Machinery. Previously, he worked in the parts and service departments at Papé Machinery in Portland, Ore., and in the accounting and marketing departments of The Papé Group, where he assisted with the sale of company vehicles, various accounting projects and marketing initiatives for the sales teams. Papé also contributed to the development of various initiatives within the rental division of Papé Machinery.
Papé earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Oregon. He has worked as a loaned executive for the United Way and is an active member of the Northwest business and civic communities, serving with Associated Washington Business, United Way and the University of Oregon