Affiliated Distributors (King of Prussia, Pa.): Mary Ellen Heisey has been promoted to vice president of administration. She joined A-D in 2003 as director of divisional operations. In that role, she participated in the creation and development of the divisional operations department, building it to a five-person team that tracks, processes and distributes earnings to more than 370 affiliate members annually. In her new role, Heisey will continue to lead the divisional operations department and, in addition, will oversee the administrative requirements of all five of A-D’s divisions.
SL Power Electronics Corp., a subsidiary of SL Industries (Munich): Gareth Hackett has joined the company as sales manager for key countries in Western Europe. Having garnered more than 12 years of sales management experience in the power supply and rechargeable products industries, Hackett will be responsible for all sales and related activities in three key European countries, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. SL Power Electronics Corp. Prior to joining SL Power Electronics, Hackett served as sales manager for RRC Power Solutions GmbH in Homburg, Germany. He served in back-to-back positions at Energizer Rechargeable Products in Germany and England, where he spearheaded new business development in strategic products, developed a global distribution network and managed manufacturing related planning and procurement.