SOURCE: Charles Industries, Ltd.

Charles Industries, Ltd.

April 17, 2012 12:07 ET

Charles Industries Announces Hiring of Kevin H. Craddock as Director of Sales Serving AT&T

New Director of Sales Brings Account Leadership and Product Application Expertise to the Charles Telecom Team

ROLLING MEADOWS, IL--(Marketwire - Apr 17, 2012) - Charles Industries, Ltd. today announced that Kevin H. Craddock has joined the company as director of sales serving AT&T. With over 16 years of relevant copper, fiber and wireless technology experience in the telecommunications industry, Craddock will lead the Sales Team to support and grow Charles' longstanding supplier association with AT&T.

For the past four years Craddock served as Regional Sales Director, Corning Cable Systems, for the AT&T account. In that capacity he worked with AT&T's Standards and Cross Functional Support Team (CFST) committees; as well as its Procurement, Construction & Engineering; Installation & Maintenance; and Wireless organizations.

Prior to Corning, Craddock was Regional Sales Director, Tyco Electronics Power Systems where he was responsible for sales to AT&T and a variety of OEM accounts. During his tenure with Emerson Network Power Systems, Craddock held numerous sales and sales leadership roles.

"Kevin Craddock brings a mix of direct telecom industry experience, AT&T account leadership, first-hand product and application knowledge, and proven sales accomplishments that will enable Charles to better serve AT&T," said Joe Burke, vice president telecom sales of Charles Industries. "Kevin's relationships within AT&T's various organizations will prove to be a differentiating asset as we continue to develop our expanding offerings of Innovative Enclosed Solutions for fiber, wireless and distributed antenna system (DAS) applications for AT&T."

Kevin Craddock earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business from the University of Texas at Arlington and has completed coursework in Executive Sales Training at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University. He will serve the AT&T account from his Southlake, Texas office.

About Charles Industries, Ltd.
Charles Industries, Ltd. is a privately held, diversified manufacturing and technology company serving telecommunications, CATV, utility, marine and industrial markets. Founded in 1968, the company is ISO 9001:2008 and TL 9000 registered and headquartered in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, with four additional U.S.-based manufacturing centers. For further information, please visit www.charlesindustries.com or call (847) 806-6300.

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