AMETEK ESP Appoints Marketing Manager, Expands SurgeX Team

Loyal Employee Promoted, Former Sales Lead Returns
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Lauren Simmen (left) and Charlie Jones

AMETEK Electronic Systems Protection (ESP) has promoted long-time employee Lauren Simmen to manager of marketing, and welcomed the addition of Charlie Jones as the new regional manager of sales for Eastern territories.

Effective immediately, Simmen is responsible for communications across the AMETEK ESP division for both the SurgeX and ESP brands, and for the management of strategic partnerships and programs, product development roadmaps, product marketing, trade shows, and events.

Simmen joined the SurgeX team in 2012 as director of communications and partner support, and rapidly progressed to regional manager, sales. In her new position as manager, marketing, Simmen will work hand-in-hand with sales, engineering, and operations to promote unified company messaging to internal and external audiences.

In her new role, Simmen draws from her years of experience within the company and from face-to-face time at training and other events across the country, where she has long-standing relationships with dealers, representatives, and distributors alike. Through her countless sales initiatives over the years, Simmen has helped develop the marketing tools ESP uses to support the integrators who both sell and support SurgeX devices in the field.

“We’re incredibly excited to promote from within the company and announce the appointment of Lauren as manager of marketing. Lauren’s promotion is a huge win for AMETEK ESP and our customers,” said Rick Komendera, manager of sales for AMETEK ESP. “Lauren has a unique expertise cultivated from her time in the field with our customers. Coupling that with her marketing background, Lauren brings the first-hand insight, experience and knowledge we need to develop targeted marketing materials for our field reps and dealers. We expect her to play a key role in elevating our marketing efforts across trade shows, the internet and social media, and to ultimately provide our brands the attention and resources they need to succeed.”

“I am both honored and eager to embark on this new opportunity and begin the next stage of my career,” Simmen said. “We are so fortunate to have such a loyal, dedicated dealer base. I am very excited at the prospect of producing programs and materials that will elevate their businesses and allow them to continue to thrive.”

Driving strategic communications and producing key company initiatives are my top priorities. We will be working closely with our customers to align with their needs, because servicing our customers is paramount to our continued success and growth as a company.”

Jones rejoins AMETEK ESP as regional manager of sales for the Eastern territories from Sennheiser Electronic Corp. He is no stranger to power anomalies and the damaging effects those events can wreak on sensitive electronic components; he previously worked for SurgeX as the Southeast regional sales manager. In that position, he managed multiple independent sales representative firm accounts, grew SurgeX sales and educated dealers on new products and technologies.

In his new role, Jones is responsible for managing key accounts in Maine, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, and Illinois.

The appointments of Lauren Simmen and Charlie Jones are effective immediately.