Cray Valley Spotlight
Andrew Kastner is the Global Business Manager at Cray Valley. He was initially drawn to Cray Valley due to a serendipitous job offer in the Quality Control lab at the Grand Junction, Colorado plant that aligned with his background in analytical instruments.
He gradually progressed through various roles within Cray Valley, earning in parallel with his MBA. He then transitioned from Quality Manager to Global Marketing Manager before becoming the Global Business Manager.
Analyzing historical sales, working with the Sales and Marketing teams to set realistic goals, and ensuring pricing and margins align with expectations are the fulfilling aspects of his current job. Andrew is also responsible for consolidating Cray Valley's budget, a yearly process that he finds challenging yet rewarding.
One of his favorite projects involved enhancing the Quality Management System, and he now focuses on business-related projects involving reporting and real-time pricing.
He finds Cray Valley's culture open and collaborative within TotalEnergies company. Andrew contributes by helping across departments, including internal audits and assisting with business-related issues.
His skills include meticulous attention to detail, proficiency in digital tools, and adaptability to a global work schedule.
Outside of work, he enjoys cycling, jogging, and watching soccer, particularly Manchester United matches with his children.
Andrew is grateful for his 12-year career at Cray Valley, aiming to continue applying his manufacturing and business knowledge for long-term success.