Burndy (Manchester, N.H.): Vance Smith has joined the company’s U.S. sales organization as the South Central regional sales manager. He joined the team Sept. 16 and reports to Warren Jenkins, V.P. sales and marketing. Smith will be responsible for leading the South Central Region CM&R sales force. This region includes Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming.
He comes to Burndy from Rockwell Automation where he served as channel manager-Gulf Coast Region. While at Rockwell, Smith was an active leader in the Sales Mentorship Program Rockwell uses to develop sales talent. His responsibilities included building market focus business plans, developing customer distributor training courses and facilitating quarterly business reviews with the management teams. Previously, Smith worked at Panduit for five years in numerous sales roles including manager of strategic accounts and territory manager. He has a strong background with a consistent record of achieving objectives and holds a BS in agricultural development from Texas A&M University.