Earl & Brown, a Virtual Supply Company Hires Rod Kerkering as Director of Sales, Business Solutions

BEAVERTON, OREGON, November 10, 2014

Earl & Brown, a Virtual Supply Company, is pleased to announce that Rod Kerkering has joined the company as Director of Sales, Business Solutions. The announcement was made by Chuck Taylor, President and CEO of Earl & Brown, and is effective November 1, 2014.

“We are extremely excited to have Rod join the Earl & Brown family. His experience in the radio business, the PTT business with both Nextel and Sprint, and his focus on mentoring and developing salespeople and serving customers, are all that we have been looking for in this role.” stated Chuck Taylor, “We know Rod is ready to go to work, and continue our aggressive growth and success in the Business Solutions division.”

Rod Kerkering stated, “I couldn’t be happier to join a quality organization like Earl & Brown. I look forward to the challenge ahead to not only represent the company at the highest level, but to continue to build upon our business, commitment to our customers, and to our entire portfolio of Motorola and Vertex Standard products.”

Rod Kerkering joins Earl & Brown with a wealth of experience in the Two-Way Radio and Wireless Industry. Rod started his career as a Sales Manager at BearCom’s Portland office for three years, and then transitioned into a National Account Manager role at Sprint/Nextel for seven years. At Sprint/Nextel Rod also handled a team managing Government and system sales. Rod’s previous job was a Senior Channel Manager at USA Mobility.

As the Director of Sales, Rod will oversee Earl & Brown’s Business Solutions Team, managing the long term strategy, sales tactics and day-to-day aspects of managing the retail business radio, and land mobile radio sales and support team.

About Earl & Brown, a Virtual Supply Company

Founded in 1927 by Don Burcham, transitioned in 1940 to the Earl family, joined by Larry Brown in 1964, and subsequently acquired by former employee, Chuck Taylor, Earl & Brown has a long history of delivering exceptional customer service and strategically staying ahead of the curve. As partners with major retailers, such as Amazon and Costco, as well as a wide network of dealers and resellers, Earl & Brown provides distribution, fulfillment, and marketing services.

Earl & Brown’s close relationships with manufacturers, e-commerce, brick-and-mortar retailers, and two-way radio dealers have been an important component of their success. Recognized as one of the “Top 150 Private Companies in Oregon”, as well as a perpetual member of the “Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in the U.S,” Earl & Brown continues to enjoy stellar growth, while creating great employment opportunities for its employees. For more information, please visit www.earlbrown.com.