Danielle Allen
Regional Sales Manager
Sandvik Coromant

“Manufacturing has many aspects. It's not just a dirty job. I find it rewarding to assist our customers in improving their processes. Every day brings new challenges and pushes my skill set. I believe in stepping out of your comfort zone to grow and manufacturing allows me to do that.”

Danielle is one of the first female regional managers for Sandvik Coromant. Her promotion to the position of Regional Sales Manager is a testament to her technical, interpersonal, sales and management abilities. She is frequently called upon to resolve problems outside the sphere of normal activities within her highly technical company. Danielle’s skills were integral to the success of a recent event where she coached a new leader with a newly developed team through an important and complex event, helping to deliver an outstanding result for the company while providing valuable advice and training for the new team to carry forward. As a team liaison for a new CRM system, Danielle proved to be an invaluable asset by ensuring that the integration was timely and streamlined within her zone. She also took the initiative to pursue additional technical training so that she could provide expert product knowledge at Chicago's International Manufacturing Technology Show.

Danielle's dedication and devotion to her customers and colleagues is distinguished by her willingness to explore solutions that need to be designed rather than just assigned. She uses her skills to coach and lead rather than to direct. Danielle allows her team to develop its own competencies in both technical and territory management, which has led to rapid sales growth for the team and better solutions for customers. 

In addition to mentoring younger female Sandvik Coromant employees, including meeting with them monthly to talk about their experiences, Danielle has been a member of Fort Bend Junior Service League – an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the Fort Bend County community. Danielle particularly enjoyed her extensive work with the organization’s Sugar Plum Market, which has raised more than $2,400,000 for numerous local charities since its inception in 2001.

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