Peerless Electronics Inc. has expanded its employee roster by hiring six people and promoting three in 2018. The new hires bring additional levels of skill and expertise to the company and will complement Peerless’ inventory and value-added services, according to an announcement.
In addition to expanding its employee roster, Peerless recently has acquired further certifications, additional product lines and service offerings.
“Peerless has a long track record of success dating back to the mid-1940s. We recognize that one key driver of our success is our people, and we have made a commitment to hiring the best and most experienced professionals in the industry,” says Bill Gallucci, Peerless Electronics president.
“Not only does this strategy reflect our broadened business outlook, but it supports our customers by providing them with the experience, expertise and service they need to be successful,” Gallucci adds.
New hires and promotions are as follows:
Steven Gunther was promoted to general manager. Gunther was formerly inside sales manager at Peerless’ New York headquarters. Since joining Peerless in 2001, he has held several sales management positions. He has more than 33 years of experience in military and defense electronics and nearly 30 years of experience in electronic products distribution.
Hiram Diaz was hired as quality assurance manager. Prior to joining Peerless, Diaz held the position of quality and operations manager for 14 years with a distributor.
Brandon Eble was hired as inside sales manager. Eble brings 12 years of electronics distribution experience in sales and marketing to Peerless.
Adam Wisniewski was promoted to purchasing manager. Wisniewski joined Peerless in September 2016 as a purchasing agent. Prior to 2016, he was employed as a purchasing manager for a distributor.
Jody Crouse was hired as a field sales representative in the Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas region. Crouse has more than 30 years of experience in electronics and distribution of electromechanical and passive devices, as well as semiconductors.
Joanna Guild was hired as human resources generalist. Previously, Guild worked in human resource positions in the healthcare and retail industries.
Edward Combs, a Peerless employee for 26 years, has transitioned to a new position as marketing manager. Combs has responsibility for strategic positioning and tactical execution. In his prior positions at Peerless, he was purchasing manager and quality assurance manager.
Doug Kirkiewicz was hired as national field sales manager. Kirkiewicz is experienced in both manufacturing and distribution and has been recognized for achievements in sales growth and providing customer and sales services throughout the U.S. and Canada. He is responsible for helping the sales team reach new customers and markets while continuing to service the current Peerless customer base.
Laura Heckman has been hired as marketing assistant. Heckman has taken on both a website administration role as well as a marketing assistant.