Cunningham brings more than two decades of experience with sales, marketing, and business development activities. He recently spent 15 years with Astec Industries, Inc. As Vice President of Sales with Astec Underground and GEFCO, he led the development of initiatives to identify potential markets, new products, and sales and marketing domestically and internationally.
His responsibilities at Vacuworx include providing management and strategies for the North America sales team, while also driving new distribution partnerships to support material handling in the oil and gas pipeline, utility infrastructure, highway and transportation, and concrete renovation markets.
The foundation for Cunningham’s work ethic was built growing up alongside his father and grandfather as they managed the family’s dairy farm at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. He attended the University of Tennessee, earning a bachelor’s degree in agriculture prior to going to work as a Director of Training and Education and Regional Sales Manager with Tennessee Farmers Cooperative.
From there, Cunningham launched a Dale Carnegie sales and marketing training program that included the facilitation of more than 25 client workshops focused on business improvement, effective communication, and strategic sales. Cunningham is based in his hometown of Maryville, Tennessee.
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.