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Shat-R-Sheild Hires New North Central Sales Manager

SALISBURY, NC – Shat-R-Shield, Inc. announced that Kevin Ruzicka has accepted the position of North Central Regional Sales Manager. With 12 years of experience in the electrical industry, Ruzicka has an extensive background working in distribution, managing territory sales at the rep agency level as well as a factory representative for a global lighting manufacturer.

Formerly with Holt Electrical Supplies, Ruzicka served as Account Manager where he continuously increased sales year over year through IBEW and IEC electrical contractor markets. Prior to Holt, he held the position of Factory Sales Representative for Holophane and Territory Sales Manager for Fischo Group, an electrical manufacturers’ representative agency. Ruzicka is fluent in lighting specification sales, hazardous area classifications, lighting design and ROI analysis, all of which align with Shat-R-Shield’s corporate initiatives.

When asked what influenced him to seek employment with Shat-R-Shield, Inc., Ruzicka said, “Shat-R-Shield is such a respected name in the industrial lighting world with its tradition of shatter-resistant lamps and now LED fixtures. There is an energy from top to bottom, that Shat-R-Shield employees want to be a part of the company’s success. It is exciting to get to be a part of that growth and energy.”

In response to Ruzicka’s hire, Pam Erickson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Shat-R-Shield, Inc. mentioned that, “Kevin brings over a decade of well-rounded experience in the electrical industry having worked with a manufacturer’s rep agency, a lighting manufacturer and an electrical distributor. With his wealth of knowledge in lighting and energy saving solutions, he will prove to be a valuable resource for end users, Shat-R-Shield electrical distributor partners and our North Central rep agencies. Managing both the Lamp Division and Fixture Division sales for this region, I expect Kevin to have a positive impact as we continue to penetrate into the harsh and corrosive environment markets.”

Kevin Ruzicka’s North Central territory will include: ND, SD, NE, KS, MN, IA, MO, WI and IL, where he will work with manufacturer’s representatives to promote Shat-R-Shield’s safety coated lamp line and niche LED fixtures throughout electrical distribution and end user customers in the food processing, marine, waste water treatment and industrial markets. He will be based at his home office in Edwardsville, Illinois. 

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