Summit Electric Supply has hired Will Gonzalez as International Sales Director of its Houston, Texas-based international group. The group focuses on international markets and provides complete supply solutions for global projects.
Gonzalez has a diverse 20-year background in sales and marketing with demonstrated performance throughout his career, including eight years in the wire and cable and lighting control industries. He was most recently vice president of sales and marketing for Southwire Co.’s international division where he drove business development among oil and gas, mining, manufacturing, and utility customers in Latin America and the Middle East.
Gonzalez will be responsible for expanding Summit’s global presence and growing the company’s footprint in international markets. He will lead the Houston-based international sales team and oversee the Dubai, UAE service center.
"I feel very fortunate to have joined a world-class organization like Summit Electric Supply,” says Gonzalez. “Today's global marketplace is reaping with opportunities as well as significant challenges. I'm looking forward to contributing to our expansion into the global market and positioning Summit as a value-added leader in mission-critical projects all over the world.”
Prior to joining Southwire in 2008, Gonzalez was business and marketing manager for Latin American business operations at Lutron Electronics. He also led marketing initiatives for various sales channels, including electrical distributors, when he served as the company’s channel marketing manager.
Summit’s President and CEO Victor Jury Jr. is pleased Gonzalez has joined the Summit team. “I look forward to working with Will and to the thoughtful, dynamic leadership he will bring to Summit’s international business.”