Coast Automation Hires Ted Koontz as Regional Sales Manager for Industrial Computers, Embedded Computers, and Computer Peripherals

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Coast Automation (Coast), a distributor of industrial and embedded computers, is pleased to announce the hiring of Ted Koontz as Regional Sales Manager. Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Mr. Koontz will be responsible for Coast Automation relationships in Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Western New York State, and Ohio.

Ted understands the needs of the industrial computing customer and can articulate how Coast's technical expertise provides them with a competitive advantage

Coast Automation (Coast), a distributor of industrial and embedded computers, is pleased to announce the hiring of Ted Koontz as Regional Sales Manager. Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Mr. Koontz will be responsible for Coast Automation relationships in Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Western New York State, and Ohio.

Mr. Koontz brings more than 25 years of product management and marketing expertise to Coast Automation. Prior to joining Coast, Mr. Koontz directed Sales and Marketing at Busch International, a developer of air pollution control solutions for the metals production industry, where he exceeded an annual sales objective by 3% in 2015. Previously, he held leadership positions with Zebra Technologies, Seegrid Corporation and Vocollect, Inc. (now a division of Honeywell). Prior to this, he was Director of Global Services Marketing at Symbol Technologies. His experience includes product applications within the manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, healthcare, and retail vertical markets.

"Ted's experience in systems development, manufacturing, and marketing will drive Coast expansion into this key geographic area," said John DeWaal, President of Coast. "He understands global manufacturing and how emerging technologies are shaping its future. Most importantly, he understands the needs of the industrial computing customer and can articulate how Coast's technical expertise provides them with a competitive advantage."

"Throughout my career I've adapted to changes and adopted new ideas and new technologies to remain competitive and successful," said Mr. Koontz. "Those same qualities have drawn me to Coast Automation where customer needs and customer service drive every relationship. I am excited to introduce Coast's incredible line of products to this new market."

In early 2016, Mr. Koontz will be reaching out to Coast's existing customer base and making introductions at industry events including ECS Boston, AIA Boston and AIST 2016 in Pittsburgh (please visit the Coast website for a full list of events). He will be a key contributor to Coast's rebranding and expanded marketing in 2016. Ted Koontz may be contacted at 866-412-6278, ext. 118 or tkoontz(at)coast-automation(dot)com.

About Coast Automation
Coast Automation is a supplier of Industrial and Embedded Computers and Computer Peripherals from the world's leading manufacturers. We offer the industry's largest selection of industrial computing products with in-house needs analysis, customization, and deployment services. We are a Microsoft Embedded OEM Partner and a Gold Intel Partner, delivering quality Industrial Computing Solutions expertly configured to meet your unique requirements.

For more information about Coast Automation, contact:

Mr. Denis M. Concannon
Coast Automation, Inc.
30 Pond Park Road, Suite 7
Hingham, MA 02043
781-413-0001

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