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Wed Sep 21, 2016
ELKHART, Indiana – ASA Electronics has recently hired Jake Patterson as an Inside Sales Account Representative for its Commercial Vehicle and Heavy Duty Divisions.
Patterson’s responsibilities will encompass continuing relationships with existing customers and assisting them in relevant projects.
Patterson comes to ASA Electronics with a degree in Organizational Leadership from Purdue University. His experience at a national fleet management company and being based in Elkhart, Indiana has given him the experience needed to have a clear understanding of the commercial industry and ASA Electronics’ clients, according to a press release.
“We found Jake to be a good fit due to his experience in the over-the-road and box truck delivery type vehicles and corporate leasing he was involved in at his previous employer,” ASA Electronics Vice President of Sales Pat McCullough says.
Patterson prides himself on his emphasis of listening to customers and hopes that learning as much about their companies as possible will help him address their needs.
“What I enjoy most, so far, about my position is that I get to work with companies that seem to have a very positive outlook on ASA Electronics," Patterson says. "Also, I get to talk with customers to figure out if ASA has any products they might not be aware of that would benefit them.”