WAUSAU, WI – Linetec has promoted Phil Hanke to the position of Senior Buyer, promoted from the role of Buyer. He reports directly to the Vice President of Finance Chris Menard.

Working with colleagues in Linetec's purchasing department and suppliers from across the United States, Hanke applies continuous improvement and Lean manufacturing principles to support company-wide procurement needs and initiatives.

Hanke joined Linetec in 2013, working in the architectural coatings and packaging departments. The following year, he was hired as a Purchasing Assistant and was later promoted to be a Buyer. He has gained an in-depth understanding of Linetec's purchasing policies, procedures and vendor relations. He also has led several successful continuous improvement projects to reduce waste, increase savings and enhance customer value.

Prior to working at Linetec, Hanke held customer service and sales positions in the food service and hospitality industry.