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Meet Our Territory Managers! June Edition

One Wednesday each month we are featuring one of our Territory Managers. This month we're introducing you to Julie Butkunas, Territory Manager of Illinois and Indiana.

Having spent the majority of her life in the Chicagoland area, Julie is right at home in the Great Lakes states of Illinois and Indiana.

“I most enjoy working with the end users seeing their ideas and dreams realized,” said Julie about why she enjoys her job with Spectrum. “Our customers appreciate our ability to incorporate their ideas into the finished products. It is very rewarding for me working with a team, transforming a classroom into a state-of-the-art learning environment.”

Julie’s experience and education in Interior Design has benefited her relationships with customers. She is a graduate from the International Academy of Design and Technology in Chicago, where she studied Interior Design. Before joining Spectrum Industries, Julie worked for a Chicagobased architectural firm for 15 years. While there, she worked on a team that designed mid-rise and high-rise mixed-use buildings, medical buildings and financial institutions locally as well as in the Netherlands.

Julie has been very impressed with the Spectrum Lectern family, especially with the new designs that are being released this year. “We lead this AV Lectern market globally by providing a durable, flexible and aesthetically appealing lectern,” she said. “I am proud to present our products to the industry.”

Outside of work, Julie enjoys visiting her sons Patrick and David, who live in New York City and Australia. She and David, who works as a portfolio manager for an investment firm, sometimes meet half way to see each other. Two years ago they met in Japan where they skied at Nagano and toured through Tokyo and Kyoto. She visits Patrick in NYC more frequently, where they often take in art venues. He recently graduated with an MFA degree and works at a women’s homeless shelter while pursuing a career as an artist.

Julie also can be found on her paddleboard or snowshoeing/skiing in the winter. In the evenings she enjoys long hikes with her dog Belle.
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