ABLOY USA continues to build support for distributors and their customers by adding experienced staff. Dries Pepler is the newest addition to the team, but he isn't new to ABLOY USA. After a 15-month hiatus, he returns as the new Vertical Market Manager for Utilities and Telecom and reports to Jerry Burhans, ABLOY USA’s Managing Director.
Pepler has an impressive track record as an accomplished multilingual sales professional with 20 years of experience, the past six in the security industry. Most recently, he was a Territory Sales Manager for Houston-based Alarm Lock, a division of NAPCO Security Technologies. Prior to that, he served in the same position at Assa Abloy’s Mul-T-Lock for a year after working as a Regional Sales Manager with Abloy Security for two years in California.
Pepler also has 14 years of experience in DIY consumables, the majority of it spent as a Regional Sales Manager for a company in Johannesburg, South Africa, before coming to the United States in 2014.
”I was looking for a better future for my family," Pepler says. "I’m always looking at improving myself to achieve the best in what I do. I’m really looking forward to this opportunity. There were significant changes at ABLOY USA in the past year, and I am excited to be part of the team again.”
Pepler says he has some immediate goals to implement.
”I’m looking to contribute to the company’s expansion by growing the customer base and increasing sales," he says. "My focus will be on critical infrastructure security solutions for Utilities and Telecom and providing training for those customers. With the variety and depth of the products we have available, I also plan to identify new business opportunities.”
He and his wife, Crystelle, have a son and a daughter. In his free time, Pepler enjoys family time and watching rugby and cricket. He can be reached via email at: [email protected].