Manufacturing & Marketing Career Highlights
- Five years working the production floor making sails for sailboats and doing boat maintenance — while going to school full-time.
- Seven years running the front office of a small, woman-owned technical sewing company — Everything from answering four phone lines and assisting customers to quoting custom jobs and maintaining the books.
- Two years working corporate for Varian Associates providing marketing communications support for two U.S. factories — Work included the full spectrum of marcom: tradeshows, marketing literature, direct mail, newsletters, and PR.
- 16 years as a B2B marketing communications consultant — From 1998 to 2013, I worked under the name DH Communications, Inc. I provided top-notch marketing, SEO, and copywriting services to companies ranging from global multi-nationals, such as Cabot Corporation and Thermo Fisher Scientific, to dozens of small and mid-sized industrial firms across the U.S.
My Goal: To help you grow through marketing
In 2014, I changed my business name to Huff Industrial Marketing in order to focus on what I do best: working with small, family-owned industrial manufacturers.
Since then, I and my colleague, Rachel Cunliffe of Cre8d Design, have helped OEMs and job shops across the U.S. create fresh, compelling websites, plus follow-on marketing programs, that deliver more inquiries that become sales. (References available. Just ask.)
Small manufacturers have faced real challenges in the last 20 years. Those who’ve survived have done so through sheer guts, determination and smarts. This is the story I want to tell because I see it whenever I walk into a client’s facility.
Manufacturing is what made this country great. I’m proud to be part of its history. Even better, I’m happy I have the ability to work with people like you and help you grow through marketing.
In my off time, I’m an avid cyclist and participate in local and multi-day rides. I’m on the board of the Trans NH Bike Ride, which benefits the NH Muscular Dystrophy Association. I’m also a DIYer, and spend lots of time working on my classic, mid-century 1960 ranch, a farm-to-table foodie, and mom to a son in college (he’s majoring in data analytics and computer science).