Orbit Industries has promoted Aaron Jacobs to the new position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
Jacobs, who joined Orbit in 2002, has held a range of sales positions at the Los Angeles-based electrical products manufacturer. He started as the Orbit outside sales rep for California’s Inland Empire and San Diego County, and was then promoted to western regional sales manager. He has been national sales manager since 2007.
“Aaron’s appointment is a major strategic move for Orbit as we continue to expand our product lines and distribution channels throughout the U.S.,” President and CEO David Nikayin says. “Aaron will oversee our rapidly growing nationwide network of sales associates, including Orbit rep firms and our in-house factory sales team."
Jacobs will also work closely with distributors and contractors, supervising product introductions, coordinating trade show events and workshops, and providing managment with insights from the field. He will also direct Orbit’s affiliations with national organizations, including NECA and NAED.
Jacobs has worked in the electrical industry for more than 20 years. He started with Aaron Electrical Sales, a family-owned manufacturer’s rep firm in Orange County. He is a graduate of Chapman University in southern California, and resides in Yorba Linda, CA, with his wife and daughter.