Marketing Communications and Media Relations Representative
Mia Goeddeke is the Marketing Communications and Media Relations Representative at Praxis. She is responsible for fulfilling the Praxis vision “to be recognized” and works directly with the Sales, Business Development, and Customer Service teams to develop strategies and programs to support customer and company growth.
Some of Mia’s main functions are to maintain working relationships with relevant industry media contacts, prepare and distribute all Praxis news, develop and execute print and electronic marketing campaigns, maintain the company website, as well as organize Praxis events.
She brings relevant knowledge of both the health and pharmaceutical industries to corporate positioning and promotions by monitoring trends in our industry, customer news, regulatory developments and new technologies.
Mia holds a Bachelor’s degree in Health Communications from Grand Valley State University. She is also the board for the West Michigan Chapter of the Institute of Packaging Professionals and member of Grand Rapids Young Professionals (GRYP).
Business Development Manager
Sarah Faison celebrated her tenth year with Praxis in the summer of 2012. She has held many different positions during her years of service including: Production Line Leader, Customer Service, and her most recent position as a Sales Representative.
Beginning January 2013, Sarah will be starting a new position as Business Development Manager. This key role will include working with Sales, Customer Service, and Marketing in all phases of project and program development, and developing and targeting new opportunities. This will require interaction and coordination with customers, outside vendors and suppliers as well as all groups within Praxis.
Sarah and her husband and eleven year old daughter welcomed the birth of a baby boy in October. Sarah is pursuing a Psychology degree at Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids. When she is not working, caring for her family or in school, Sarah enjoys going to concerts and outdoor activities.
Customer Relations Manager
Marnie Nester joined Praxis Packaging in the Fall of 2007 in the Human Resources Department. With her passion for employee relations and servicing the company, she eventually moved into Customer Service as an Account Manager, which allowed opportunity for growth and development with all of our key customers.
Marnie now holds the Customer Relations Manager position at Praxis where she interacts with our entire customer base in both locations, serving an inside sales role for Praxis “house” accounts as well as ensuring customer satisfaction through direct contact and relationship building with our customers.
Her position directly supports Sales, Business Development, Customer Service, and works with Marketing to host tours and run customer events.
She holds an Associate in Business from the Central Michigan University College of Business Administration.
Tim Harms is the Controller for Sixarp, LLC – Praxis. In this role, he oversees company-wide accounting and financial reporting, as well as overseeing the Human Resources and Information Technology departments.
Tim has been with Praxis since July of 2011 and brings 22 years of manufacturing and three years public accounting experience.
Prior to joining Praxis, Tim’s background of manufacturing was with Display Pack, A-Pac Manufacturing, Kalfact Plastics, and Paulstra CRC, and has served in various capacities including Plant Manager and as Corporate Controller. Tim started his professional career with Anderson, Tuckey, Bernhardt, PC in 1987, leaving in 1990 to enter into private manufacturing.
He holds a Bachelors from Illinois College (IL).
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