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Gerrie ElectricGerrie Electric announced last week changes to their Senior Leadership Team, promoting new people with experience that the company says will be key in their continued success

Ken Cherrett has been promoted to Director of Industrial Sales for the Central region. He took on the role June 2. Cherrett is a long-time Gerrie Electric employer, first joining the company in 1987 after graduating from Mohawk College as a CET. His first role was as Inside Tech which led to Outside Technical Specialist in the Rockwell Automation Group. Later, he became PLC Product Manager and then in 2000 he took over the management of Gerrie’s Rockwell Automation Group. The company said that Cherrett’s “positive, enthusiastic and collaborative personality has made him open to try new strategies that complement our overall vision.” 

The Executive of Gerrie Electric is very excited to continue the roll out of the Senior Leadership Team, the experience of these people will be a key contributing factor to our continued success. 

Peter Postrozny has been promoted to Director of National Accounts, effective June 2nd, 2014. Postrozny has been with Gerrie Electric since 1995 in the role of National Accounts Manager. “With his strategic thinking, leadership and attention to detail he enabled Gerrie to become a driving force in integrated supply with the development of the Gerrie Supply Chain Solutions Group,” the company noted. Postrozny holds a Bachelor of Arts/Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University. 

Joe Conciatori has been appointed Director of Contractor Sales in the Central Region. Conciatori is coming most recently from Eaton Canada as Marketing Segment Manager, Industrial and Utility Segments. Before his time with Eaton, Conciatori was District Channel Manager with Rockwell Automation. He has a Electrical Technology Diploma from Conestoga College as well as a MBA from Athabasca University. “With Joe’s experience in the Water/Wastewater industry and his relationship with contractors in the construction business, he will be a key contributing factor to our success in taking Gerrie Electric to the next phase of our development in the Canadian industry,” the company said. 

 

 

Wholesale SalesWholesale sales rose 0.6% to $64.1 billion in June, partly offsetting the 1.9% decline in May. Sales were up in four of seven subsectors, representing 54% of total wholesale sales.

In dollar terms, two subsectors — miscellaneous, and machinery, equipment and supplies — contributed the most to the increase in June, while the motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and accessories subsector posted the largest decline.

 

 

 

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Lori BagazzoliBy Blake Marchand

Lori Bagazzoli, Regional Sales Manager for Viscor, is a 20-year industry veteran that has built an interesting career from the bottom up. Beginning as a 19-year old just out of college in customer service with EXM, she gained an intimate knowledge of the electrical and lighting supply business by working her way through various organizational levels.

“I was definitely able to learn the different roles, and understand all the different aspects of the business,” she said, “starting so young, I really had to put in my time to be able to move up.”

 

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