GTES Today Announced That Tom Eich Has Joined the Company as Indirect Sales Manager

GTES is pleased to announce that Tom Eich has been hired in the newly created position of Indirect Sales Manager, reporting to Vice President of Sales Brooks Marsden. In his new role Eich will be responsible for developing and managing distribution channels for SHERLOC™, GTES' new hosted location services application.

(PRWEB) July 12, 2005 -- GTES is pleased to announce that Tom Eich has been hired in the newly created position of Indirect Sales Manager, reporting to Vice President of Sales Brooks Marsden. In his new role Eich will be responsible for developing and managing distribution channels for SHERLOC™, GTES' new hosted location services application.

“We are getting tremendous interest in our SHERLOC™ (www.sherlocgps.com) wireless location service from our business customers, who are excited about how we can help them to track their valuable shipments or better manage their field assets,” said Brooks Marsden, Vice President Sales.

“We recognize the need to establish strong distribution partnerships in support of our customer base, and Tom’s skills and experience in establishing and managing distribution channels will be invaluable in allowing us to reach and support new markets.”

“I am pleased to be working with the team here at GTES,” said Eich. “The SHERLOC™ wireless location service fills a real need for our customers, and presents an exciting opportunity for distributors and re-sellers with connections into our target markets. I look forward to identifying our distribution partners and working with them to bring the benefits of location technology to our customers.”

Prior to joining GTES Tom performed various outsourced business development projects selling and marketing wireless related professional services for companies such as Law Engineering and Tierra Ltd. Inc. From 1998-2000 Tom successfully developed and managed the distribution and services business for Preferred Technical Services, Inc. His career started in 1984 when he joined WR Communications as U.S. Branch Manager responsible for wireless products sales and service. Tom worked directly for Glenayre Electronics from 1986-1998 and held various positions including Sales Director, Regional Sales Manager and Indirect Sales. Tom brings a wealth of experience to GTES specializing in various aspects of business development including direct/indirect sales, channel sales, account management and sales management

About GTES:
GTES has historically focused on providing support for Glenayre wireless messaging infrastructure and software. Recently, however, the company has expanded its development activities to include wireless location technologies, a market that analysts forecast at $3.6 billion by 2010. In support of this new strategic direction, GTES has developed SHERLOC™ (www.sherlocgps.com), a complete one-stop wireless location service, which provides the flexibility of being protocol neutral and network agnostic. Targeted at business customers who need to track their high-value shipments or better manage their field assets, SHERLOC™ is a hosted application that combines configuration flexibility with ease of use.

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