With more than 34 years in electrical distribution, Zelenka is an industry veteran who’s managed Gulf Coast operations for most of his career. He’s held regional management roles for various global supply chain companies in the Gulf Coast, and has led successful sales, operations, and support teams. Zelenka was most recently the global account manager for a large international distributor, where he was responsible for the oil and gas customer segment.
“Rick is a very talented guy who I know will be a great contributor to our team,” says Gulf Coast Region Vice President Dan Ferrari. “He is very familiar with our customers” and will work to expand Summit’s MRO initiatives.
Zelenka says Summit’s strong position in the electrical industry was among the reasons he joined the company. “It was also predicated on my belief in Summit’s potential to excel in MRO sales and strategic account growth along the heavy industrial Gulf Coast marketplace and beyond,” he says. Summit also had strategic positioning in key markets where Zelenka had experience serving national and regional petrochemical and oil and gas customers.
“Summit’s shown the ability and capacity to invest in those markets with service centers and warehouses, inventory, and most importantly talented associates,” Zelenka adds.
As Zelenka supports Summit’s MRO sales efforts in the Gulf Coast, he will be based out of the company’s Houston, Texas service center.