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ETC announces new COO

Julie Cymbalak, ETC COO

ETC recently named Julie Cymbalak as the company's new chief operating officer. The position was created in response to ETC's continuing growth and expansions into new markets, with Cymbalak now having a greater focus on business operations, organization, and employee resources. In this new role, she will be responsible for operations management and will identify new areas of employee services, resources and benefits.

Cymbalak earned a bachelor of science from BJU in 1987. In June 1991, she joined ETC, working as an accounting assistant and taking on the accounts payable and personnel functions of the company. In 1993, ETC was growing quickly, and the need to separate Accounting from the Personnel department became apparent. Julie became the Personnel manager and built the HR department from the ground up to include recruiting, orientation, payroll, benefits, performance management, and health and safety. She also wrote the ETC Employee Manual and associated policies, procedures and forms, as well as the ETC Manager Handbook and training programs.

When ETC restructured the company in 1997, in her role as HR director, Cymbalak took on other duties outside of the HR department. In 1998, she was promoted to the position of vice president of HR to oversee global HR functions, including ETC's international offices. Over the next few years, her role expanded to include the Administrative Services, IT, Facilities and Legal departments, building and PIT projects, and international management training. Cymbalak has a staff of managers who support all aspects of global employee services and the general managers at each international ETC office. 

ETC CEO Fred Foster says of the promotion: "Julie embodies the ethics and culture of ETC, and I'm confident that she will continue to protect the heart and soul of our employees while evolving our culture as we grow."