AUTOMOTIVE SALES DIVISION EXPANDSEric A. Pike has been promoted to Director of Sales, and Mark A. Rowe has been appointed National Accounts Manager, both within the company's Automotive sales division.
Pike, formerly Assistant Director of the division, will implement market-focused strategies to bring professional flashlights and lanterns to the automotive service market, as well as to hardware retailing customers nationwide. Rowe will oversee the critical relationships between Streamlight and its national distributors in the automotive sector.
"We are pleased to announce these strategic moves in our Automotive division," said Streamlight Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Michael Dineen. "Streamlight has a strong presence in this market, which will now be further strengthened by this highly experienced, knowledgeable sales team. Eric's extensive product knowledge and automotive experience already have contributed to tremendous sales success in this sector, and Mark has a proven track record of growing national sales."
In his expanded role, Pike will oversee a team of managers and independent sales agencies to generate product sales. He brings more than 13 years of sales experience to his new role. Before joining Streamlight in 2003, he was National Sales Manager for Mayhew Steel Products, Inc., a provider of industrial tools and specialty automotive products for automotive, industrial, and hardware customers.
Pike holds a Bachelor's Degree from North Adams State College. He resides in Bernardston, MA.
Rowe spent the last eight years at American Colorscans, Inc., based in Columbus, OH, where he served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and was a member of the Board of Directors. He was previously Vice President of Sales and Marketing for AutoStar Productions/Roger Gustin Racing/Workmat, also in Ohio.
STAFF CHANGES TO INDUSTRIAL AND FIRE/RESCUE/EMS SALES TEAMRecent staff changes will strengthen our Industrial and Fire sales division, and expand our sales capacity for the national Fire/Rescue/EMS market.
Geoff Evans, formerly Territory Sales Manager-Industrial and Fire division, has been promoted to National Accounts Manager - Industrial. He will also serve at Streamlight as the National Fire Service Specialist. In this new role, Evans is responsible for driving sales through relationships with key national industrial accounts as well as driving national initiatives in the fire service market.
Mike Garrett has been appointed West Coast Sales Manager for Streamlight's Industrial and Fire division. Garrett will work with independent sales representatives and distributors to increase sales revenues and expand the West Coast industrial and fire markets.
"We are dedicated to identifying and promoting individuals who will contribute to the continued sales success of this company," said Streamlight Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Michael Dineen. "Geoff Evans, who made important sales contributions as Territory Sales Manager, will now work with industrial national accounts by providing support, direction and information on customer needs. And we are pleased to welcome Mike Garrett, who brings a broad range of sales experience to our Industrial and Fire division."
Evans joined Streamlight in 2007. He previously was with R.C. Bremer Marketing Associates Inc., where he was responsible for representing manufacturers of industrial and fire safety products to the automotive, industrial, fire and safety markets.
Prior to joining R.C. Bremer Marketing, Evans served as an account manager with Hydro-Chem Systems Inc., where he was responsible for sales and marketing of industrial cleaning products to transportation fleets, food service companies and other industrial customers in Michigan. A graduate of Central Michigan University, where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Evans resides in Kentwood, MI.
KEVIN HAYES APPOINTED REGIONAL MANAGER OF MILITARY AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SALES TEAMIn the newly created position, Hayes will be responsible for driving sales of Streamlight products within the military and federal government sector and maintaining distributor and sales representative agency relationships.
A decorated military veteran, Hayes spent 10 years in the U.S. Army, and most recently served as National Account Manager for Industrial Scientific Corporation, a world leader in gas detection and monitoring systems. He previously was a District Sales Manager for the company.
"Kevin's extensive military background and sales management experience are a tremendous addition to Streamlight's Military division," said Streamlight Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Michael Dineen. "We are looking forward to Kevin joining our team and leading in our rapidly expanding military and federal government markets."
Hayes received his Bachelor's Degree from Morehead State University, and completed leadership and training development courses while serving in the military.
TWO NEW POSITIONS REFLECT GROWTH IN GLOBAL BUSINESS OPERATIONSAs the new Director of International Business Development, Streamlight veteran Allen Lance will lead the company's global operations, with responsibility for developing and executing market-focused strategies to enhance the company's position worldwide. Anthony (Tony) Iannozzi will serve as International Sales Director, working closely with Lance, and managing distribution, as well as working with our independent sales agency, ICOBA, Inc., to generate product sales.
"Global demand for Streamlight's products has prompted us to expand our international division and put in place leadership that can meet those demands," said Streamlight President and Chief Executive Officer Ray Sharrah. "Allen's success as the leader of Streamlight's Fire and Rescue Division, and Tony's international sales experience make them each uniquely qualified to oversee all aspects of the company's operations overseas."
Lance joined Streamlight in 2001. He most recently was the Director of Sales for the company's Fire and Rescue markets, where he led a team of managers and independent sales agencies to implement market-focused strategies to generate sales among municipal fire agencies. Before joining Streamlight, Lance was the Central Regional Sales Manager for the Technical Products Division of Bacou-Dalloz, a worldwide manufacturer of personal protective equipment. He holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Florida.
Iannozzi comes to Streamlight with 17 years of extensive international sales experience. He most recently was Senior International Regional Business Manager for the Dial Corporation, a Henkel Company subsidiary, and also served as a Regional Manager for the company's operations in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Latin America. Prior to joining Dial, he was a Business Manager for The Hershey Company's International Division. He holds a Bachelor's Degree from St. Joseph's University and an MBA degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University.