Van Meter Inc. (Cedar Rapids, Iowa): Josh Patton will serve as regional customer service manager (RCSM) for the company’s recently-acquired Bright Electric location at 217 N. Western Avenue in Chicago. Patton will assume responsibility for the inside sales, counter sales, operations and lighting quotations teams in Chicago.
Bright Electric President David Borovsky will direct his focus to business development and leading the Bright Electric-Powered by Van Meter outside sales team.
Patton joined Van Meter in October of 2011 as an RCSM and then Sales Manager in Waterloo, Iowa. Prior to his time at Van Meter, Patton worked at RuffaloCODY and Grainger Industrial Supply. A graduate of the University of Phoenix, Patton holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management. He also served in the U.S. Navy. Patton is passionate about giving back to the community. He shares his time and talent with Habitat for Humanity, Partners in Education, and Junior Achievement. Patton will transition to his new role in Chicago over the next 30 to 45 days.