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Border States Electric announces executive promotions

April 3, 2012
Border States Electric (BSE) (Fargo, N.D.): The company announced several promotions. Gerald “Poke” Buck has been named senior V.P. of sales and marketing; Keith Holland has been named vice president supply chain services; Phil Settles has been named ...
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[/caption]Border States Electric (BSE) (Fargo, N.D.): The company announced several promotions. Gerald “Poke” Buck has been named senior V.P. of sales and marketing; Keith Holland has been named vice president supply chain services; Phil Settles has been named vice president south central region for Border States Electric (BSE); and Blake Sexton, vice president business development, has been named to Border States Electric (BSE) executive council.

Buck has been with BSE since May 2003. He has served as a supply chain services specialist, business development specialist, northwest region manager, V.P. northwest region and most recently V.P. of sales. He has been a member of the executive council since November 2005.

Holland has been with BSE since March 2002 and has served as a manager of the industrial supply division, business development manager and most recently director of supply chain services. In his post as V.P. of BSE's South Central region, Settles will manage 14 branch locations in Texas and New Mexico. Settles joined BSE in 2006 when the company acquired Nunn Electric Supply where he had worked since 2001. Settles has served in a number of positions for BSE including area operations manager, branch operations manager and south central region operations manager.

Sexton, the company's V.P. of business development, joined BSE in Nov. 1993. He held various positions within the company including V.P. of sales; V.P. –Southwest region; Southwest region business development manager; and director of business development before being named V.P.–business development.