R.J. Rouse has been named senior vice president of global marketing, and David Gibson has been appointed vice president of marketing, both at Ortronics Inc. (Pawcatuck, CT). With 25 years of international marketing, sales, and management experience, Rouse has worked at Hubbell, Siemens, and Emerson Electric. Gibson has 20 years of electrical experience in marketing and sales.
bicc Brand-Rex Co. (Willimantic, CT) has named Jay Bleiman as its Midwest regional sales manager. He has 17 years` sales experience with North American Cable Co., Anixter, Anicom, and Cable Plus.
Ken Cantwell has been named director of marketing-industrial for crc Industries (Warminster, PA), a manufacturer of specialty cleaners, lubricants, and protectants for industrial and electrical markets. A 16-year veteran of crc, he has held sales and sales management positions in the company`s industrial division, most recently as national accounts manager. Taking on the role of national accounts manager is Dan P. Collins, who joined crc as a regional sales manager in 1996. Collins is in charge of the company`s multi-branch distribution chains and private-label accounts.