Ferraz Shawmut Announces Promotions in Its Sales Organization – Recent Changes Further Optimize Company’s Representation and Service to Its Customers


Ferraz Shawmut, a global leader in the field of circuit protection, today announced that it has further optimized its representation and customer service through the promotion of several key members of its sales organization. Specifically, Jim Kosciolek has been promoted to vice president, distributor sales; Fred Rampone has been promoted to regional vice president, central region; Jim Thompson has been promoted to regional manager, southeast; and Steve Reynolds has been promoted to the position of strategic accounts manager. These changes within Ferraz Shawmut’s U.S. corporate sales team have been made to better utilize the skills and talents of Ferraz Shawmut’s highly experienced sales staff and, in turn, to deliver enhanced service to customers in these respective territories and market segments.

Vice President, Distributor Sales Jim Kosciolek moves into his new position after having served as the company’s regional vice president of sales, south for almost five years. In his more than 12 years with the company, Kosciolek has served Ferraz Shawmut in a number of different sales roles, and has been a key contributor to the team by offering the benefits of his 20 years of experience in the electrical industry. In this new position, Kosciolek now reports directly to Senior Vice President, Sales Ken Hooper. Located in Lawrenceville, Ga., Kosciolek can be reached by phone at (770) 806-9755 or via e-mail at [email protected].

Regional Vice President, Central Region Fred Rampone, moves into his new position after having served the company as regional manager, central for the last three years, and as OEM development manager, central region previous to that time. Possessing nearly 10 years of experience with Ferraz Shawmut in the central region, Rampone has an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the territory and its customers that will serve him well in his new role. Rampone now reports to Vice President, Distributor Sales Jim Kosciolek. Located in New Berlin, Wis., Rampone can be reached by phone at (262) 521-2187, or via e-mail at [email protected].

Regional Manager, Southeast Jim Thompson moves into his new role after having served Ferraz Shawmut as senior district manager for the previous four years. With almost eight years of experience with the company and more than 15 years working for manufacturer representatives in the industry, Thompson brings considerable expertise to bear on his new position. In addition, Thompson’s hands-on approach in working with end-users on technical issues and circuit protection training will be critical to his success in his new role. Thompson also now reports to Vice President, Distributor Sales Jim Kosciolek. Located in Woodstock, Ga., Thompson can be reached by phone at (770) 516-7766, or via e-mail at [email protected].

Strategic Accounts Manager Steve Reynolds moves into his new role after having served as senior district manager, southeast region for nearly three years. Having first started working with Ferraz Shawmut as a direct sales representative eight years ago, Reynolds possesses an in-depth understanding of end-users and a comprehensive perspective on the circuit protection sales process that will enable him to satisfy the demands of his strategic account customer base. Reynolds also now reports to Vice President, Distributor Sales Jim Kosciolek. Located in Monroe, Ga., Reynolds can be reached by phone at (770) 267-4258, or via e-mail at [email protected].

Senior Vice President, Sales Ken Hooper remarked, “All of us at Ferraz Shawmut thank Jim Kosciolek, Fred Rampone, Jim Thompson and Steve Reynolds for their contributions to the company’s success, and wish them the best as they assume the responsibilities of their new roles.”

About Ferraz Shawmut

Ferraz Shawmut has been a leader in circuit protection for industry and the electrical market for more than 100 years. With a complete line of current-limiting fuses and accessories, Ferraz Shawmut prides itself on delivering innovative, problem-solving products like the SmartSpot® open-fuse indicator, Amp-Trap 2000® fuses, ULTRASAFE™ fuse holders, Protistor® semiconductor fuses and Select-A-Fuse® software. Two of the company’s latest innovations are its new line of Amp-Trap® High-Speed Class J (HSJ) fuses, engineered specifically for the protection of today’s sensitive electronic motor controllers, and the industry’s first line of Finger-Safe Power Distribution Blocks (FSPDBs), delivering the ultimate in safety and ease-of-use when making power connections in electrical panels. For more information, contact the company by phone at (978) 462-6662 or visit ferrazshawmut.com.


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Ibrar Ayyub

Ibrar Ayyub is an experienced technical writer with a Master's degree in computer science from BZU Multan University. He has written for various industries, mainly home automation, and engineering. He has a clear and simple writing style and is skilled in using infographics and diagrams. He is a great researcher and is able to present information in a well-organized and logical manner.

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