Appleton Group, Rosemont, Ill., a division of Emerson Industrial Automation, announced that Bob Sturkey will take on the new role of national accounts manager for its SolaHD division, maker of transformers, power supplies and power conditioning equipment. Sturkey will be responsible for leading the SolaHD sales efforts at key national end-user accounts and at other Emerson divisions.
Sturkey has an extensive background in automation, controls, power supplies and transformers. He has held a variety of regional and national sales management positions in his more than twenty-five years of electrical industry sales experience. Most recently, he was regional sales manager for automation components manufacturer Carlo Gavazzi. Before that, he was regional sales manager for PULS, Inc. a maker of power supplies and UPS systems.
Sturkey will be based in Rosemont and will report directly to VP of sales Tom Pankratz.