Berk-Tek increases support for strategic accounts

February 28, 2007 -- Dan Trotta has joined the company as strategic account manager focusing on Anixter and Accu-Tech. Kimberly Rheppard has been promoted to strategic account manager for CSC.

February 28, 2007 -- Berk-Tek, a Nexans company and a manufacturer of copper and fiber-optic cabling technology, has announced two additions to its sales organization. Dan Trotta has joined the company as strategic account manager focusing on Anixter and Accu-Tech. Kimberly Rheppard has been promoted to strategic account manager for CSC.

According to Berk-Tek, responsibilities for the positions will include developing and driving distribution sales and marketing initiatives. Both Trotta and Rheppard will report to Phil Radics, Berk-Tek's director of new business development.

Dan Trotta has held various management positions with major comm/data cable and connectivity manufacturers. Most recently, he was with Superior Modular Products as director of sales. Prior to that, he held the position of vice president of sales for CommScope. Before that, he was the national accounts manager and sales director for CommScope, respectively. Trotta has also held senior sales management positions with Belden and Draka Comteq, formerly Helix/HiTemp.

Kimberly Rheppard has been with Berk-Tek for almost ten years and has held several positions within the company's inside sales department, most recently as inside sales manager for the past four years. Prior to that, she was the company's Eastern sales service manager and Anixter account manager. Rheppard recently passed the State of Pennsylvania bar exam and holds her juris doctorate from Widener University School of Law, as well as an undergraduate degree in Business and French from Penn State University.

"The combination of Kimberly's extensive Berk-Tek background and company knowledge with Dan's strong customer relations and industry track record will enhance our level of expertise, while providing our distribution partners with a very thorough bank of resources," comments Paul Trunk, Berk-Tek's senior vice president of sales and marketing.

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