As Business Development Manager for high performance polymers, Shannon Cream brings three decades of consultative, specification-driven sales experience to Curbell Plastics customers in aerospace, defense, mass transit, and other technology-driven industries. He frequently helps customers identify opportunities in which a plastic can outperform metal, glass, or other materials in challenging applications. Shannon’s product expertise spans a broad range of performance plastic materials, including engineering plastics, LED lighting diffusers, and composites. He is particularly well versed in the use of authentic DuPont™ Vespel® Polyimide in cryogenic or high-temperature environments.
Shannon has a wealth of hands-on experience in real-world industry applications, which adds an exceptional degree of practical understanding to his analysis of challenges faced by Curbell customers. His comfort zone: Extreme environments where components require strict adherence to temperature, tribology, dimensional stability, and chemical resistance. Shannon works closely with engineering, procurement, R&D, and production teams to help them improve performance, longevity, and efficiency.
He also helps customers develop innovative solutions in complex LED light diffusing applications, ranging from commercial and display lighting scenarios to robotic machine vision systems, visual inspection cameras, automated parts inspection, instrument panels, and other complex applications.
From his home base in Curbell Plastics’ Seattle location, Shannon brings his vast expertise to customers across the United States. He handles accounts in Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and California.
When he’s not helping customers achieve their goals and increase efficiency through the use of performance plastics, Shannon enjoys vintage Lambretta and Vespa scooters, comic book collecting, model trains, and yoga. He is an active member of the Puget Sound Mycological Society, where he proudly works to foster a greater understanding of and appreciation for mushrooms among cooks, growers, hobbyists, and scientists.
A Partner in Your Success
“Trust is inviolable,” says Shannon, pointing to the foundation upon which he builds relationships with customers and Curbell colleagues. “I pride myself on core values embedded in my DNA: Integrity and respect underpin my every interaction.”
Shannon knows from experience that building long-term partnerships with customers enables him to remove burdens and help them attain their goals. “I share as much in common with Sherlock Holmes as I do Zig Ziglar,” he says, recognizing his role is as much investigative and analytical as it is proactive and motivational. “Uncovering clues to problems begging solutions is one of the most fulfilling aspects of the job I do. The relationship-building part of a sales meeting is always beneficial to business — even though nothing might have been sold — and to see a project through from conception to completion, knowing you’ve been a part of that success, is tremendously gratifying.”
Certifications and Training
- 3M Certified Aerospace Specialist
- Training on plastics, properties, processes, and customer service through Curbell Plastics’ well-recognized and IAPD award-winning flagship programs
To learn how Shannon's expertise can help your business, contact him today.
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