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Insulectro Hires Laminate Expert Leena Gulia to Join Silicon Valley Sales TeamJanuary 20, 2016 | Insulectro
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Insulectro, a leading distributor of materials for use in the PCB and printed electronics industries, has hired former Isola OEM sales manager Leena Gulia as a Technical Sales Manager in Insulectro’s Silicon Valley operation.
“I am pleased to announce Leena Gulia is joining our sales team in Mountain View,” Insulectro Regional Vice President of Sales Sean Redfern commented, “As a former manager focused on High Speed Digital and high performance specialty opportunities at Isola, Leena brings an extraordinary depth of laminate knowledge, that, coupled with her OEM experience, makes her a strong addition to our team.
“She’s a tireless go-getter in sales who is totally focused on helping customers find solutions. It’s the Insulectro Difference that defines our unique position in PCB and PE materials distribution,” Sean Redfern continued.
Prior to her appointment at Isola, Gulia held positions at Park Electrochemical Corporation first as a senior R&D chemist before progressing to manager of OEM marketing and then taking her post at Isola. Gulia will report to Sean Redfern.
Insulectro Vice President of Sales Ken Parent stated, “Insulectro is excited to welcome Leena to an already robust sales team in Silicon Valley that includes industry veterans Steve Piatt and John Stary. Her knowledge of laminates, specifically those used in High Speed Digital and rf/Microwave applications strengthen an already formidable team. Not exclusively focused on Isola products, Leena will promote all of the best-in-class products in our portfolio.
“All three of our sales powerhouses (Piatt, Stary, and Gulia) will be at DesignCon this week at the Santa Clara Convention Center. We invite you to drop by our booth (#414) and meet Leena. Steve and John will also look forward to greeting customers during the show,” Parent concluded.
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