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Albuquerque Service Center
Greg Carpenter got his industry start working in Summit’s Albuquerque, New Mexico warehouse in 1986. He followed Summit’s career path through positions in counter sales, customer service, project quotations and automation sales, and soon became a top-performing account manager for the company. In January 2015, Carpenter was promoted to service center leader for the Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico locations.
Beaumont Service Center
Tim Carr began his career in the industry in 2002 as a customer service representative for an electrical supplier in Beaumont, Texas. After almost a decade, he transitioned into account management and was hired as an area sales manager for Summit in 2013. His proven sales experience and strong relationships in the market earned him the service center leader position in Beaumont in 2015. Carr has a bachelor's degree in general studies from Lamar University.
Broussard Service Center
Leland M. Sonnier
Leland M. Sonnier has more than 20 years of sales and management experience in the electrical wholesale industry. 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.
Bryan/College Station Service Center
Cole Knuth gained experience in sales and branch management working for a large electrical supplier in several markets across Texas. Success in those positions led him to join Summit in 2015 as service center leader of the Bryan, Texas location. Knuth has a bachelor's degree in University Studies with a business concentration from Texas A&M University.
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. Lincoln maintained both sales and business operations in Clute, Texas 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 made him a good fit for the Corpus Christi, Texas market. He's also service center leader in Victoria, Texas 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.
El Paso Service Center
Gene Mendez started his electrical distribution career in 1995 and progressed through numerous roles before specializing in industrial sales and projects. He joined Summit in 2010 to lead the projects department at the El Paso, Texas service center. With his broad knowledge of operations and sales, Mendez was promoted to El Paso service center leader in January 2015.
Farmington Service Center
Launching his career with Summit in February 1991, Kenneth King started in the Farmington, New Mexico 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' (NAED) Electrical Products Education Course known as EPEC.
Fort Worth Service Center
Richard Efurd joined Summit in 1978 and opened the Fort Worth, Texas 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' (NAED) Electrical Products Education Course known as EPEC. Efurd also holds a bachelor's degree in business administration/marketing from Texas Tech University.
Gonzales Service Center
With over 25 years of experience in the Baton Rouge-Gonzales, Louisiana market, Chip Shows joined the Summit team in 2013 as service center leader of the Gonzales location. After establishing himself in both inside and outside sales positions in the electric supply industry, Chip then moved up to work in supervisory and sales management roles. A familiar face to Louisiana electrical professionals, Chip brings years of excellent customer service and leadership to 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, Texas service center leader in October 2009. Ilseng holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.
Irving Service Center
Todd Bockenfeld joined Summit in February 2014 as service center leader of the Irving, Texas location. He began his distribution career in 1998 and has achieved proven performance across numerous leadership positions, including sales, operations, and finance. He brings strong market knowledge of the Dallas/Fort Worth area and a commitment to customer service to his Summit leadership role. Bockenfeld has an MBA in finance from the University of Texas, Arlington.
Mike Rogers (Regional Sales Director)
Mike Rogers has a strong track record of growth and success and joined Summit in February 2013 as service center leader of the Irving, Texas location. He was promoted to regional sales director in February 2014. 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.
La Porte Service Center
Mike Richardson | Regional Vice President, Gulf Coast Region
Mike Richardson oversees sales and business growth of Summit's locations across the Gulf Coast area of Texas and Louisiana, including in Texas: Beaumont, Clute, Corpus Christi, Houston, La Porte, and Victoria; and in Louisiana: Broussard, Houma, Gonzales, New Orleans, and Sulphur.
Richardson also manages Summit’s central replenishment, products and pricing, purchasing, inventory management, and rebate administration. He joined Summit in April 2016 with 17 years of experience in the distribution industry, including nine years in executive leadership positions. His diverse background includes management of operations, inside sales, supply chain, warehousing, logistics, and quotations.
Before joining Summit, Richardson served as the vice president of sales and business development for a large regional electrical distributor and previously served as the vice president of operations at the same company. He was also president of an electrical distributor in Houston, Texas. Richardson has an MBA in operations management science and a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of North Texas, and also served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army.
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, Arizona 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 of the San Antonio, Texas location in July 2008 and now also leads the Austin service center.
Sulphur Service Center
Jason Guillory joined Summit in 2012 as an account manager for the Broussard, Louisiana service center. His success with serving customers in the Lafayette area, and strong familiarity with the customer base in the Sulphur/Lake Charles market, earned him a promotion to service center leader at Summit's Sulphur, Louisiana location in 2015. Guillory was previously a branch manager for an electrical supplier in Orange, Texas.
Throughout Saul Gonzalez's 20-year career in the electrical industry, he has acquired a broad range of experience working with both manufacturers and distributors, from positions in material handling and inventory control to sales, operations, and management. He oversaw international projects, led sales teams, and developed strategic partnerships before joining Summit in 2015 as export division director. Gonzalez has a master's degree in industrial distribution from Texas A&M University, and a bachelor's degree in engineering technology with a dual emphasis in electrical design and process piping from the University of Houston-Downtown.
Ralph Mouret has worked in the electrical distribution industry for nearly 40 years, most of which as an engineering, procurement, and construction specialist in the oil and gas industry. With extensive expertise in domestic and international sales and project-based engineering, purchasing, and construction, he began his Summit career in 2009 as director of business development. Mouret is now director of the EP&C division based out of Houston, Texas.
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 April 2013 as international sales director of the Houston, Texas-based international sales team, which focuses on expanding Summit’s global presence. Gonzalez now oversees the Dubai, UAE service center. He has a master’s degree in international business from Florida International University and a bachelor's 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, Louisiana in 2008. He is also service center leader of the New Orleans and Houma, Louisiana locations. Dowey holds a bachelor's degree from the University of South Alabama.