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Bob Harrer Retires from Orbit Industries

July 12, 2022
Harrer served the electrical industry at-large for 48 years

Orbit Industries (Sacramento, CA): Bob Harrer recently retired from Orbit Industries where he was the factory sales representative covering California’s Central Valley region. Harrer served the company for over 10 years, and he served the electrical industry at-large for 48 years.

Harrer first entered the electrical wholesaling industry in 1980, taking an Outside Sales role with Appleton Electric Company (EGS). He loved the industry, the products, and the camaraderie. In 1988 he married his current wife, Susie, and they moved to Northern California in 1990.

In 2009, Bob Harrer decided to retire at age 64. But, in 2012, Bob received a call from Mike Carew – an old colleague from his Appleton days. Mike was now working for Orbit Industries. Feeling a little stir-crazy in his early retirement, Bob jumped at the opportunity.

Bob served as an Orbit factory salesperson for the next 10 years, growing the company’s market share in California’s Central Valley.

Orbit turned out to be a perfect fit for the veteran salesman. “I got so much support and encouragement from Inside Sales and [executive] leadership,” Bob recalls.

David Nikayin, Orbit’s president and founder, stated in the press release, “We are going to miss his personality, drive & dedication. Bob started with us during a critical growth period. And he’s responsible for introducing the Orbit brand name to a whole new market. We thank him for coming out of retirement for another 10 years of service. We wish him a long, healthy, and happy retirement!” 

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