Power/mation (St. Paul, MN): Sam Petty became the company’s president on Oct. 5. He served most recently at ABB as director of channel management for industrial automation, and had previous roles at Hirschmann (Belden Inc.), Rexel, Roxtec and Swagelock. As new president, Petty will continue to develop Power/mation’s current initiatives including partnering with top suppliers and cultivating new talent with Power/mation’s long-running Technical Sales Associate (TSA) program.
“It feels like family,” Petty said in the press release. “I have come to know Power/mation well over the last 10 years with ABB and I am excited to bring leadership to this solid, well-respected organization. A highly technical sales team, many of whom are degreed engineers, a skilled business development team, a custom solutions business that adds value to our customers–it’s the whole package.”
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