The Action Engineering team welcomes the addition of Carey Barnes in the role of Director of Growth. Carey is responsible for identifying key areas for business growth, developing new business opportunities, and building collaborative relationships with industry partners and customers while supporting their 3D initiatives. She brings over 20 years of experience, a forward-thinking mindset, and a commitment to the company’s success to her role.
Carey began her career as a Regional Sales Manager for a manufacturing company in the firefighting industry. She oversaw the sale of firefighting chemicals to municipalities, airports, distributors, and the military in nine southern U.S. states.
Prior to coming to Action Engineering, Carey was a Sales Leader in the Aviation Rescue Firefighting industry. She has over 20 years of experience in international sales, selling to airports, the U.S. military, and other government entities, and manufacturers (including some of the largest aerospace and defense companies in the world). In a previous role, Carey was promoted from Product Manager to Airport/Military Sales Manager to International Sales Manager. During that time, Carey set up a remote office in Paris, France, and led the extensive market growth of an aerial aircraft rescue firefighting device, which was sold to firefighting vehicle manufacturers and airports across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.
Carey has many years of entrepreneurial experience as a consultant helping companies obtain and maintain Federal Government contracts, including GSA and DLA contracts.
Carey holds a B.B.A. in Marketing from Tarleton State University (USA) and an International Executive MBA from the International School of Management (Paris, France). Through the Executive MBA program, she was afforded the opportunity to study on 3 continents—USA, Europe, and Asia.
When not working, Carey enjoys movies, spending time with her spaniels, volunteering in her community, live music, and traveling.