Albuquerque Service Center
This electrical industry veteran started his career in 1971 and joined Summit in 1981. He serves as service center leader for two of Summit's three New Mexico locations, Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Mr. Shaw is a Gold Level graduate of the National Association of Electrical Distributors' Electrical Products Education Course known as EPEC. He holds a bachelor's degree from Kansas State University.
Austin Service Center
Scott Cogan began his career at Summit in 1983, moving up through the company from the Albuquerque warehouse to various sales positions before being named the Phoenix service center leader in 1996. He held that post until being promoted as one of two regional vice presidents in September 2009. Mr. Cogan is a Gold Level graduate of the National Association of Electrical Distributors' Electrical Products Education Course known as EPEC.
Beaumont Service Center
Mike Mares served as an account manager with a major electrical manufacturer covering Dallas, Houston, and West Texas for more than a decade before joining Summit in April 2005 as the La Porte service center leader. He is also the service center leader at Summit's Beaumont location. Mares holds a bachelor's degree in industrial distribution from the University of Houston.
Broussard Service Center
Leland M. Sonnier
Leland M. Sonnier has more than 20 years of sales and management experience in the electrical wholesale industry. Mr. Sonnier began his career as an industrial outside sales representative focused on MRO contracts and providing full service solutions for industrial end users. He joined Summit in January 2010 and was promoted to service center leader for the Broussard location in March 2011.
Clute Service Center
Steve Lincoln joined Summit in 2003 with the acquisition of Warren Electric, where he had worked for 13 years as a customer service representative. He continued that role for Summit before being promoted to operations manager in January 2009. Mr. Lincoln maintained both sales and business operations in Clute during a transition period and was promoted to service center leader in January 2010.
Corpus Christi Service Center
This industry veteran joined Summit in June 2009. Mendoza spent half of his 30-year career in South Texas, which make him a good fit for the Corpus Christi market. He's now service center leader for two additional locations in Kenedy and Victoria, and has distinguished himself through his focus on customer service. He studied industrial distribution at Texas A&M University and also attended San Antonio College, where he earned an associate’s degree.
Dallas Service Center
Mike Rogers has a strong track record of growth and success and joined Summit in 2013 as service center leader of the Dallas location. With more than 20 years of experience in the electrical distribution industry, he’s held positions of increasing responsibility in all facets of the business, including counter, inside and outside sales, branch management, and executive leadership.
El Paso Service Center
This El Paso native is an industry veteran who joined Summit as service center leader in November 2009. Gallegos worked his way up in the electrical industry, starting out as a truck driver in 1992 and moving into management in 2002 with a publicly traded national firm. He distinguished himself with that firm when he was chosen as manager of the year and his branch was selected as branch of the year. His market knowledge and industry experience make him an asset for Summit’s efforts in this strategic border city.
Farmington Service Center
Launching his career with Summit in February 1991, Kenneth King started in the Farmington warehouse, then worked as a customer service representative, supervisor, and account manager before becoming service center leader in August 2001. He is a Gold Level graduate of the National Association of Electrical Distributors' Electrical Products Education Course known as EPEC.
Fort Worth Service Center
Richard Efurd joined Summit in 1978 and opened the Fort Worth service center in 1989. He has remained that location's only service center leader. He completed the Gold Level of the National Association of Electrical Distributors' Electrical Products Education Course known as EPEC. Efurd holds a bachelor's degree in business administration/marketing from Texas Tech University in Lubbock.
Gonzales Service Center
Damain Kerek, Summit's Louisiana area manager, has been in electrical distribution since 1986 and in management since 1992. He joined Summit in April 2004 as service center leader of the Gonzales location.
Houston Service Center
Rodney Ilseng has been involved in electrical distribution since 1983. He joined Summit in April 2003 and served as both a service center leader and as Summit's regional strategic accounts manager in the Gulf Coast area. He was promoted to Houston service center leader in October 2009. Ilseng holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.
Phoenix Service Center
A graduate of Arizona State University, Craig Rusk joined Summit in 1993, becoming a consistently top performing industrial account manager in the Phoenix market. His experience and knowledge of the market, combined with his strong sales performance record, made him a natural choice for service center leader. He was promoted in September 2009.
San Antonio Service Center
Allen O'Dell launched his career in the electrical distribution industry with Summit, rising quickly from his first position as a customer service representative in October 2004 to quotations manager by December 2005 and operations manager in November 2006. He was promoted to service center leader in July 2008 and now also leads the Pearsall service center.
Waco Service Center
Timothy Andrew Lowry
Timothy Andrew Lowry entered the electrical industry as an electrician back in 1998, learning the practical applications of products before joining the distributor/sales side of the industry in 2004. Lowry has spent most of his life in the Waco area. He joined Summit in October 2009 as a project quotations specialist, also handling inside sales.
Dubai Service Center
Canadian-born Buddy Morin joined Summit’s Dubai UAE service center as Regional Sales Director in May 2012. Buddy’s international career started in 1990 in Moscow, Russia and continued in Kuwait, Bahrain, and Dubai. He gained extensive sales management experience throughout the Middle East region with a large distributor of industrial supplies, MRO equipment, tools, and materials. Morin has completed executive education programs at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business in Advanced Marketing Management and the University of Michigan Business School in Strategic Planning and Implementation.
Ralph Mouret, Summit's Director of EP&C Sales, is an engineering, procurement, and construction specialist in the oil and gas industry with extensive international and project experience.
Will Gonzalez has 20 years in sales and marketing with demonstrated performance managing and growing business in Latin America and the Middle East. He joined Summit in 2013 as International Sales Director of the Houston-based international sales team, which focuses on expanding Summit’s global presence. Gonzalez also oversees the Dubai, UAE service center. He has a Master’s degree in International Business from Florida International University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Rutgers University.
A marine industry veteran since 1991, Ed Dowey joined Summit in August 2004 and was named director of the Marine Division in New Orleans in 2008. He is also service center leader of the New Orleans location. Dowey holds a bachelor's degree from the University of South Alabama.