Superior Sales Representation
Kevin Kelaher, Territory Manager
Cell: (860) 930-6627 Kevin@Kelaher.net
A graduate of Providence College, Kevin has been involved in the hardware industry since 1979. His experience includes field sales in the Carolinas, Northern California, Southern California, and Arizona. He is a former marketing manager for the hardware division of Emhart Corporation. Kevin resides in Farmington, CT.
Jim Kelaher, Director of Sales
Cell: (860) 930-5034 Jim@Kelaher.net
A graduate of the University of Connecticut, Jim has been involved in the industry since 1987. He has an in-depth knowledge of all levels of distribution and OEM accounts in both Division 08 and Division 10 product lines. Jim resides in Farmington, CT.
Joann Sawyer, Office Manager
A graduate of Tunxis Community College in Connecticut, Joann is a former manager for the hardware division of Stanley Works where she worked for fifteen years. She incorporates a strong understanding of hardware with exceptional customer service and sales skills to run inside sales. She is well-versed on all Division 08 and Division 10 product lines. Joann resides in Berlin, CT.
Koleen McCauley, Inside Sales
A graduate of Bristol Eastern, Koleen has been involved in the industry for thirty-three years in many capacities. She has experience in production, office, and sales. She has attended sales management seminars and used this in her capacity as inside sales manager. She is well accustomed to handling quote packages and inside sales, providing excellent customer service. Koleen resides in Harwinton, CT.
Carrie Philbrick, Inside Sales
A Graduate of Gateway Community College, Carrie has an extensive technical sales background in the areas of regulation, product development and business growth. Carrie's success comes from building relationships with customers on all levels of product development, across a multitude of manufacturing industries. Her passion is to improve customer satisfaction while gaining personal relationships with clients. Carries resides in Waterbury, CT.
Fred Di Martino, Sales Consultant
Cell: (203) 623-0526 Fred@Kelaher.net
A transplant from the Pacific Northwest to New England in 2003, Fred has over 30 years of experience in the hardware industry from sales and service to regional management. His focus is on contract hardware distribution and end-users. Fred resides in Middletown, CT.
Rick Holtsbery, Electromechanical Specialist
Cell: (508) 902-7255 Rick@Kelaher.net
Originally from Upstate New York, Rick has made his home in New England for more than twenty years and has more than thirty-four years of experience in the integration business. His experience ranges from field service technical support through service management and sales enlisting a diverse portfolio of equipment. Large system integration utilizing major brands of Access Control, VMS and ancillary systems with robust reporting capability was his primary focus. Rick currently resides with his family in Milford, MA.
Scott Plaut, EM-EAC Specialist
Cell: (646) 734-9243 Scott@Kelaher.net
Originally from BrooklynNew York, Scott has made his home in New England for more than seven years and has been in the door hardware business since 1987. He has been in the wholesale distribution business for more than 24 years. He has a high level of expertise in all facets of the door hardware business including architectural, electro-mechanical, access control and locksmithing. He has a wealth of knowledge in distribution strategy and levering inventory levels. Scott currently resides in Norwood, MA.
Mark Macrelli, End User Specialist
Cell: (508) 395-2805 MarkM@Kelaher.net
A Graduate from Framingham State College, Mark has an extensive background in consultative sales, having experience with Stanley Security Solutions as an End User Consultant in the Greater Boston area. Mark lives with his wife Sharon and children, Allie Mae & Dominic, in Framingham, MA.
Jeff Dobos, Healthcare Specialist
Cell: (203) 889-6063 Jeff@Kelaher.net
A graduate of New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury, New York in 1981, with a Bachelor degree in Electro-Mechanical-Computer Technology, Jeff has many years of experience as a Sales Engineer in the New England area for the automatic door industry with extensive knowledge of electric door hardware. He resides in Northford, CT with his family.
Doug Titus, University/Educational Specialist
Cell: (860) 706-9218 Doug@Kelaher.net
A graduate of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, with the Certified Facility Manager (CFM) accreditation from IFMA, Doug brings outstanding professional sales and business development experience with ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions, as well as facilities management experience in both K12 and university segments. Doug's primary responsibilities include developing demand generation programs while identifying and providing supportive leadership to our end-user specialists. He resides in Unionville, CT with his family.
Bruce Smythe, Sales Consultant
Cell: (781) 223-0826 Bruce@Kelaher.net
A graduate from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Bruce is a seasoned veteran with years of sales experience in the New England marketplace. He has extensive sales experience in architectural hardware, electronic hardware, wood doors, hollow metal doors and frames, specialty doors and accessories. Bruce also has a strong background selling division 10 products. He resides in Sutton, MA with his Wife Kelly and three children.
Jim Harper, Sales Consultant
Cell: (774) 571-1351 jHarper@Kelaher.net
An institutional locksmith and sales pioneer for over thirty five years, Jim has managed locksmithing departments for companies such as Best Locking Systems, John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance, and Boston Children’s Hospital. Now with ASSA ABLOY as the vertical market end-user support representative for the K-12 and university markets, Jim has written for several trade journals on hardware standards and key control policy. Jim has been an ALOA instructor and taught at the Yankee Security Convention in New England. He is a past President and Life Member of the Institutional Locksmith Association.
Bill Peterman, Sales Consultant
Cell: (860) 573-8575 Bill@Kelaher.net
A graduate of the University of Connecticut, Bill has been in the industry since 1996. He started with The Stanley Works and joined the ASSA ABLOY sales force in 2003. He brings a wealth of experience in contract distributor sales, as well as end users. Bill resides in East Hampton, CT with his family.
Bert Sullivan, Sales Consultant
Cell: (603) 770-4290 Bert@Kelaher.net
A graduate of Plymouth State University, New Hampshire, Bert has been involved in the hardware industry since 1987. He began covering Northern New England in 1993. His main focus is on contract distribution, but he also services a number of major end-users. Bert resides in Londonderry, NH.
Christopher Beebe, Sales Consultant
Cell: (781) 248-5920 Chris@Kelaher.net
A graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Christopher has been involved in the hardware industry since 2004. His focus is on distributor sales and market growth with all of our ASSA ABLOY brands. Chris resides in Boston, MA with his family.
Brian Cooper, Sales Consultant
Cell: (413) 923-8688 bCooper@Kelaher.net
A graduate of Manhattan College in New York City with a Bachelor of Arts degree, Brian has an extensive background in hollow metal doors and frames. Brian lives in Northampton, MA with his wife Rie.