The month of May brought a brand new member to the Wilfley team. We are very happy to welcome John P. Ericsson (A.K.A. JP) as the newest Regional Sales Manager taking over recently retired Dave Wheeler’s patch.
JP comes to us from beautiful Wisconsin with a huge wealth of experience in technical sales and business development in the fields of rotating equipment, power generation systems, acoustics and noise reduction, and filtration and control systems. In his last position he managed a twelve state region in the municipal and industrial wastewater and water markets.
JP studied Marine Engineering Operations at Maine Maritime College and spent his summers interning on various oceangoing vessels; in fact his first career step was working aboard a US merchant/military sealift vessel as an engineering officer. He continued to spend a few years in the engine room of a ship before he realized that sales engineering better fit his skills.
After his stint of life on the ocean waves; a landlubber once more, JP moved into the realm of project management and sales, widening his horizons to include business growth functions, and marketing and contract negotiations. He broadened his extensive knowledge of project management, running concurrent projects worth upwards of $6M right from inception through to equipment optimization. His expertise in finding solutions for liquid and air handling systems has come from some twenty years in the industry.
Originally from New Jersey, JP is actually not new to Colorado; he lived in Breckenridge for a winter season of skiing some twenty years ago before moving to Wisconsin. On a bicycle ride with some friends he met his lovely wife Michele and they married in 2005. JP and Michele (and their dog Stubby!) love all things outdoors, including hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing, and biking. They are both very excited to be moving to Colorado with its plethora of outdoor opportunities, although JP says they’ll need to upgrade their bikes and ski gear to suit the rocky Colorado terrain.
Wilfley is delighted to bring JP ‘onboard’ with his expertise in Sales and Engineering! Welcome to JP and Michele (and Stubby)!
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