Crescent Electric Supply Co. (East Dubuque, Ill.): The company has added to its management team with several appointments and promotions. Robert Settle has joined Crescent as V.P. of marketing. Prior to joining Crescent, Bob served five years as a V.P. at Cognex Corp. He held other sale and management positions at DVT Corp., Siemens Energy & Automation and ABB. Settle will report to Chris Breslin, senior V.P. and COO. Timothy Kehoe has joined Crescent in a newly formed position of director, e-business strategy and commerce. In this role, he will lead Crescent's internet and e-commerce business initiatives. Prior to joining Crescent, Kehoe served as internet marketing director at Hearth and Home Technologies; director of web marketing at Adaytum/Cognos Software and internet business manager at AOL Time Warner. Over the past five years, Kehoe managed his own consulting business and has authored a series of children's books. He also reports to Breslin.
John Gunderson has been promoted to a newly formed position of director, field marketing. In this role, he will be focus on local marketing initiatives and value-added branding and will work with regional and district managers to improve the integration of sales and marketing activities and develop sales tools and drive value proposition selling. Gunderson has been with Crescent Electric Supply for 10 years, most recently serving as manager, communications services. Prior to joining Crescent, he held sales management and marketing roles in the newspaper and television industries. Gunderson will report to Bob Settle.