ALBUQUERQUE, NM – NICOR, Inc. has hired Patrick Ronan as western regional sales manager. Ronan has held a variety of positions in sales management and was recently the national account manager for Schneider Electric, a global company specializing in energy management and automation.
Ronan has 20 years of experience strengthening business relationships and developing effective lighting, electrical, automation, and process solutions for general contractors and wholesale electrical distributors serving commercial, residential, industrial, and specialty markets. His diverse background includes senior sales positions with Thomas & Betts, ETi Solid State Lighting, Eco-Engineering, and General Electric where he began as an account manager and progressed into various sales leadership roles.
Ronan will be based out of Phoenix, Arizona and report to NICOR’s Vice President of Sales John Daly.
“Having built much of his career on the west coast, Patrick has a deep understanding of our customers’ needs and how to overcome the challenges they face in the western region,” says Daly. “I’m confident Patrick’s vast experience serving a wide array of markets will ensure NICOR’s continued growth throughout the region.”
Ronan will manage agent and electrical distributor relationships to ensure strong positioning for the company across the western region. He’ll also supervise the California district manager and work to identify and solve trade gaps to support and build key business partnerships.
“NICOR is a successful family-owned business that will allow me to meet challenges and accomplish tasks in a more effective and expedient way,” says Ronan, Western Regional Sales Manager for NICOR. “This position offers great growth opportunities and will give me the chance to build strong relationships and show customers NICOR’s great product offerings.”
Ronan has an MBA from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Science in Education from Northern Arizona University. He’s also a Six Sigma Green Belt and was an Officer in the U.S. Army.
NICOR is headquartered in Albuquerque, NM and operates distribution centers in 9 U.S. markets.