SUPERIOR SALES REPRESENTATION
Kevin Kelaher, President
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, Connecticut.
Jim Kelaher, Vice President
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 Avon, Connecticut.
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, Connecticut.
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, Connecticut.
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. Carrie resides in Waterbury, Connecticut.
Fred DiMartino, 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, Connecticut.
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, Massachusetts.
Scott Plaut, EM-EAC Specialist
Cell: (646) 734-9243 Scott@Kelaher.net
Originally from Brooklyn, New 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, Massachusetts.
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, Massachusetts.
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's 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 with his family in Northford, Connecticut.
Ben Norris, University/Education Specialist
Cell: (475) 434-0095 Ben.Norris@dssne.net
A graduate and student-athlete from Central Connecticut State University, Ben earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management in 2010. Ben has 8 years of sales, business development and leadership experience. He started his career working for Sulzer/ABS Pumps based out of Meriden, CT. He developed and grew their commercial & building trades division nationally. Ben was also a member of the national accounts team for ASSA ABLOY, strategically supporting door-hardware sales for retailers and distribution nationally. He's currently focused on sales, support and growth for door-hardware, security and access control for Higher-Education across the New England states. Ben resides in Cromwell, CT wife his wife Carrie.
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, Massachusetts with his Wife Kelly and three children.
Dave Grunwald, Vertical Market Specialist
Cell: (860) 549-4700 DaveG@Kelaher.net
Dave is a veteran of the hardware industry , being born and raised in the hardware capital of the world ( New Britain , CT ). His first job was at the hardware division of Stanley Works in New Britain. Holding multiple positions in manufacturing , production and quality control at Stanley, Dave developed a strong foundation to build upon. After a successful career as owner of a manufacturing company , Dave returned to the hardware industry in 2004 to develop his sales skill at a CT based door hardware distributor. That experience led to a 13 year career as a sales consultant for the Dorma/Kaba group, responsible for the US and Canada territories. He is pleased to return home again to work with the phenomenal team at Kelaher Associates . Dave resides in Old Saybrook, CT.
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 Glastonbury, Connecticut.
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, New Hampshire.
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 Lynnfield, Massachussetts.
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 Sunderland, Massachusetts with his wife Rie.