Mace Security International announced that it hired two new outside sales professionals to represent the western and eastern regions of the United States. At the company's annual meeting of stockholders in December 2008, Mace's CEO and President, Dennis Raefield, announced the company's growth strategy for 2009. As part of the growth strategy for the company's Security Sector, Raefield stated that Mace's plan to increase top line revenue included expansion into new sales channels includes catalog distributors and large accounts. The hiring of these two accomplished sales professionals is another step towards executing this plan.
"I am very excited to be moving forward with our plan to increase top line sales,” said Dennis Raefield, President and CEO of Mace. “These professionals have combined sales experience of over 30 years, including experience in the security industry.”
Doug LaVenture has been hired to be Mace's Western Regional Sales Manager, has more than 14 years of sales experience in the financial services and security industries. LaVenture has a successful track record in high level sales with Wells Fargo, Merrill Lynch, Ingersoll Rand and Honeywell.
Bruce Springle has been hired to be Mace's Eastern Regional Sales Manager. He has more than 20 years of sales experience in the electronics and security industries.