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FLIR's expansion in the electrical wholesaling industry

Oct. 10, 2013
Here are several of the key players managing FLIR's expansion in the electrical wholesaling industry.
FLIR Commercial Systems (Wilsonville, Ore.): FLIR recently announced several appointments to its management team. Patrick Elliott (top photo) has joined FLIR Commercial Systems as the new distribution development manager responsible for the South Region; Paul Alger (center photo) is strategic account manager – Electrical; and Jim Huekels (bottom photo) is distribution development manager.
Elliott’s experience is in channel management and instrumentation and in his last job he helped build Ideal Industries’ Test and Measurement division.  He was also with Fluke for 25 years in direct sales and distribution channel management.

Alger has 26 years of sales and marketing experience in managing the electrical distribution channel functions   He previously worked for Ideal, Greenlee/Textron, Cooper Industries and Ford Motor Credit and has degrees from Northern Illinois University, University of Wisconsin and University de Paris – Sorbonne.

Huekels is responsible for developing distribution relationships and channel strategy for the Central Region for FLIR Systems.  He has 20 years of sales experience in managing the electrical/industrial distribution channels including positions as national account manager at Panduit (most recent); regional sales manager at Emerson Professional Tools and multiple sales roles at Ideal Industries including key account and district sales manager. He has a BA degree from the University of Iowa.

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