Des Plaines, IL - Apr 15, 2009 - Gepco has promoted three people on its sales team. The company has named Glen Powers director of sales and Ken Bernd and Rick Fernandez branch managers of the Central/International and Western Regions respectively.
In their new roles, Fernandez and Bernd will report directly to Powers and have complete (inside sales and field sales) responsibility for their respective territories. They will be working closely with the existing distributor base and calling on key decision makers to stress the unmatched value and performance of Gepco's cabling products and services. They will also be responsible for new business development in each of their regions.
Powers has been with Gepco for more than five years as national sales manager. In addition to his duties as director of sales, Powers will also be taking on the temporary responsibilities of branch manager for the Eastern region until the company permanently fills that position.
Bernd has more than 20 years experience with Gepco, 10 of which he spent serving as the company's inside sales manager. In addition to managing the Central region branch, Bernd will also serve as the International sales manager, developing new business in the European, Canadian and Pacific Rim markets.
Fernandez began his career at Gepco 12 years ago. In 2005, Fernandez was promoted to sales manager for Latin America. In his new position, he will continue to represent the Latin American markets in conjunction with management of the Western Region branch.