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JD Martinized

Electronics firm announces key new hires


JD Martin, a leading provider of electrical solutions, announced several strategic promotions within its leadership team, signaling a commitment to local leadership and sustainable growth, effective April 24, 2024.


David Dean has been promoted to Executive Vice President for the Southeast region. With years of senior leadership experience and a proven track record of developing talent and building cross-functional teams within the electrical industry, David is "ideally positioned to drive JD Martin's continued success in the Southeast," per an April 29 press release from JD Martin published on PR Newswire.


In parallel, Chris Schell has been elevated to the role of Regional Vice President of Florida. Chris "brings a proven track record in sales and leadership, having demonstrated exceptional success in various positions within JD Martin," the company says. In his new role, Chris will spearhead all sales-related activities in Florida, while also focusing on nurturing talent and fostering growth within the region.


To bolster growth in the mid-Atlantic region, Kevin Fugate has been promoted to Regional Vice President, overseeing Eastern Tennessee and Kentucky. Kevin's successful tenure as a business development consultant for JD Martin in the territory equips him with the necessary skills to drive growth and establish an expanding sales team. His proven leadership and expertise in integrating multi-line manufacturer sales strategies will drive growth and success in the region.


These strategic promotions "reflect JD Martin's commitment to empowering talent and strengthening its leadership team to better serve its customers and drive growth," per the press release. The company added that it "looks forward to leveraging the expertise and leadership of David, Chris, and Kevin as it continues to excel in delivering innovative solutions and unparalleled service to its clients."


JD Martin Company is an electrical manufacturers' representative agency that sells and markets premier lines of electrical products to OEM and MRO contractors, and end-user markets through wholesale distribution. Since 1954, it has supported industries such as oil & gas, mining, steel, wastewater treatment, wind power generation and commercial construction. JD offers solutions and sell electrical products, through qualified electrical distributor channels, in over 16 states in territories that include Alabama, Arkansas, The Carolinas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Wyoming.

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