Paulo Portes Joins Leadership Team At Southeastern Tool & Design

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Southeastern Tool & Design announces the appointment of new CEO, Paulo Portes. Mr. Portes comes from Fives Cinetic Corp., a multinational firm delivering engineering applications for the world’s largest industry players. His arrival marks the next step in the progression of Southeastern Tool & Design from a high quality fixturing and tooling engineering company to one which can fully leverage its automation capabilities to provide turnkey solutions, said officials.

“After a robust nationwide search for the right candidate, only one emerged," said Chairman of Alderman Enterprises Ben Brown. "Paulo brings the right blend of industry expertise, executive thinking, and passion to accelerate the company’s capabilities for many years to come.” 

Mr. Portes has over 15 years experience in operations, engineering, project management, and sales. His experience has been primarily in the automotive industry, operating in the U.S. and European markets. Leveraging his strengths as a proven leader and strategist, Mr. Portes approaches growth with a focus on building customer relationships and a track record of establishing high-performing teams.

“I have been thoroughly impressed with the capabilities of Southeastern Tool & Design," said Mr. Portes. "Their work product is excellent and their geographic proximity to the growing manufacturing industry is uniquely compelling. I look forward to partnering with this team to build upon our existing talents and grow a platform that makes us a nationwide contender in the industry."


Alchemy Spice Company Adds Marketing And Culinary Director; Products To Be Sold Nationally

Tennesseans Invited To “Rate The Plates” And Choose New License Plate Design

Association Of Fundraising Professionals Tn. Announces National Philanthropy Day Award Recipients


Alchemy Spice Company on Wednesday announced that following an extensive brand refresh earlier this year, it has hired Amanda Nelson Varnell as its new Marketing and Culinary director, and it ... (click for more)

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee on Wednesday invited Tennesseans to “Rate the Plates” and help choose the state’s next standard license plate by selecting their favorite design at tn.gov/ratetheplates ... (click for more)

National Philanthropy Day hosted by the Southeastern Tennessee AFP Chapter will be held on Nov. 3. Organized in the 1980s, National Philanthropy Day, sponsored by First Horizon Bank, Morning ... (click for more)



Business

Alchemy Spice Company Adds Marketing And Culinary Director; Products To Be Sold Nationally

Alchemy Spice Company on Wednesday announced that following an extensive brand refresh earlier this year, it has hired Amanda Nelson Varnell as its new Marketing and Culinary director, and it is also preparing to sell its handcrafted spice blends to restaurants across the country through US Foods’ Direct Program and to consumers across Tennessee through Publix grocery stores. ... (click for more)

Tennesseans Invited To “Rate The Plates” And Choose New License Plate Design

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee on Wednesday invited Tennesseans to “Rate the Plates” and help choose the state’s next standard license plate by selecting their favorite design at tn.gov/ratetheplates . Under state law, the license plate is redesigned every eight years if funds are approved in the General Assembly’s annual budget. “As Tennessee celebrates 225 years of statehood, ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Prosecution Says Janet Hinds Solely Responsible For Death Of Officer Galinger; Defense Says She Was Made A Scapegoat; Deliberations Start Friday

Prosecutor Neal Pinkston told a Criminal Court jury that Janet Hinds is solely responsible for her role in officer Nicholas Galinger’s death during Thursday’s closing arguments. Ms. Hinds is charged with vehicular homicide in the death of the rookie officer in a February 2019 hit and run. Officer Galinger was inspecting an overflowing manhole on a rainy night when a car ran into ... (click for more)

6 Chattanooga Juveniles Charged With Shooting K9 Joker In The Head In Bradley County; Joker In Very Serious Condition

Six juveniles from Chattanooga have been charged with shooting a Bradley County K9 in the head. The K9, Joker, is listed in "very serious condition." At approximately 1:40 a.m. on Wednesday, the Cleveland Police Department responded to an auto burglary in progress at Park Oaks Apartments on Harrison Pike. Upon their arrival, units made entry on both sides of the apartment ... (click for more)

Opinion

Why Is All The New Building Not Saving Us From A 40-Cent City Property Tax Increase?

With the number of homes, apartments and condos built downtown, why is a 40 percent property tax increase necessary? Are these new structures on the paying property tax role? I need to know what’s going on downtown and why isn’t that money benefiting the city? Georgia Vaughn (click for more)

Roy Exum: Yes, I’ve Been There

The email comes my way from a nurse at Erlanger Hospital: “I wanted to thank you for the columns you have written recently regarding the need to get vaccinated. If people could see the COVID-affected patients that I see every day in the hospital I believe they would run to the nearest health department to get the vaccine. It is the worst thing I have ever seen. Watching young, previously ... (click for more)