Gurnee, IL (PRWEB) February 26, 2014
As part of its long-range strategic vision and to support growth objectives, Kenall Manufacturing, experts in sealed enclosures and high abuse, solid-state lighting and controls, today announced the appointment of a new President, Mr. Patrick Marry. Mr. Marry brings with him a wealth of experience in high technology business management, product development, manufacturing and marketing.
In his previous role Mr. Marry served as the Vice President of Product Development for Wistron Mobile Solutions, where he was responsible for managing product development and manufacturing for domestic and international companies in the highly competitive wireless smart phone marketplace.
Prior to joining Wistron Mobile, Marry’s executive experience included CEO, senior vice president, vice president and director roles with BlackBerry, Mitsubishi Wireless Communications, Motorola, Firefly Mobile and Microcoating Technologies. His extensive management and financial leadership abilities will enable Mr. Marry to implement strategic corporate initiatives to support Kenall’s plans for accelerated growth.
Mr. Jim Hawkins will remain CEO of Kenall and retain a portion of his duties, while most day-to-day operations will be assumed by Mr. Marry. “Pat’s experience with growth management and technology allows him to capitalize on Kenall’s strengths and expand on key electronics capabilities at the core of solid state lighting,” Mr. Hawkins stated.
Mr. Marry commented, “I’m honored to join Jim Hawkins and Kenall as the company expands in the lighting industry. It’s a pleasure to be a part of an established leader poised for growth in intelligent lighting systems.” Mr. Marry added, “With a solid management team, manufacturing facilities here in the U.S., high quality products and great customer relationships, I’m anxious to step into these new challenges.”
A graduate of the University of Illinois, Champaign, Marry received his MSEE from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago.
“I look forward to continued governance and stewardship of the company, maintaining Kenall’s traditional values, while realizing my vision for the company, its valued employees and respected partners,” stated Mr. Hawkins.
Mr. Marry’s role as President of Kenall will commence on March 10, 2014.