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BILL LEE, CPMR
Bill works with manufacturers as well as over seeing the operation of the company. He is active in outside sales. Bill attended the College of St. Thomas, graduating with a degree in marketing.
MARY HANSEN, CPMR
Vice President/Principal/Outside Sales
Mary is vice president of MRL and is a partner in the agency with Bill, her brother. She is active in the management of MRL and works with specifying engineers, contractors, industrials, and distributors. As a graduate of St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana, Mary earned a degree in marketing and economics. Mary is a past president of the North Central Electrical Manufacturers Club.
Craig is an outside sales person for MRL in South Dakota. He has over 30 years of experience in the electrical industry. Before joining MRL in 1999, he spent 19 years selling for and working within distribution and 3 years as a factory direct sales person. His background is working with contractors, engineers, industrial, utilities and OEMs.
Zach is an outside sales person for MRL Company in southern Minnesota and La Crosse, Wisconsin. He joined MRL Company in 2017 after working for an electrical representative in Kansas City for 2 years. Zach will be working with distributors, contractors and end users.
Phil works in outside sales for MRL Company. He will be working directly with engineers, architects,lighting designers, and design/build contractors to expand specifications and develop opportunities. Phil came to MRL in 2014 after working in the engineering community for more than 16 years. Phil is a graduate of Northwest Technical Institute with a degree in Architectural Drafting and Design.
David joined MRL Comapny in 2018 with over 15 years in the lighting and controls industry. He has extensive knowledge in application engineering, field services and most recently as a project manager for another Lutron representative. David will support the lighting and controls sales efforts with MRL.
Charlie Strom joined MRL Company in 2013 as an outside sales representative. He covers distribution, contractors, and end users in the Minnesota market. His extensive experience includes sales positions in both electrical distribution and manufacturing serving the Minnesota area. Charlie is a graduate of the University of Minnesota.
Chris joined MRL Company in 2012 with 12 years in the integration of control systems and design. He has a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering Technologies from Minnesota State University at Mankato. Chris is a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Pat joined MRL in 2007 with over 20 years in the electrical business. He has 19 years with distribution working in inside sales, quotations and 1 year with contracting in purchasing. He earned a BS degree from the University of Minnesota.
Loretta joined MRL Company in 2011. She has extensive and varied marketing experience across many industries. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications from Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN.
Rob joined MRL Company in 2013. He came to us with previous logistics experience as well as experience in the trades. His ability to keep our warehouse, samples and collateral material well organized is essential to the day to day operations.
Inside Sales Support
Lizzie joined MRL Company in January 2017 after working in customer service for logistics and before that, operations in a call center environment. She graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Management from Southwest Minnesota State University.
CHRIS LEE, CSP
Principal/Outside Sales Manager
Chris Lee is in outside sales covering the state of North Dakota and the metro area. He joined MRL in 2004 after graduating from Purdue University. He focuses on contractors, engineers, industrial, builders, and distribution.
JIM KING, CSP
Jim is outside sales with MRL. He has been with the company since 1988. He has worked at all levels within the company and focuses on commodities.
Inside Sales Manager
Tim earned a degree in business administration from the University of Minnesota, while working at MRL. He is the inside sales manager and computer contact person for MRL. He has been with the company since 1987.
Doug joined MRL Company in 2014 with 13 years in the electrical industry. Most of this time was spent working in electrical distribution within the construction segment of the industry. Doug supports MRL’s sales efforts as an inside salesperson.
Mike has been in the electrical business since 1987 and with MRL Company since 1991. He has worked in inside and outside sales for both, a manufacturer’s representative, and an electrical distributor. He supports MRL’s sales efforts both in an inside sales capacity and an outside sales capacity assisting at Engineering, Distribution, and Contractors.
Inside Sales Support
Mercedes joined MRL Company in 2012 after working in both retail management and as a phlebotomist in a medical setting. She brings with her great customer service, attention to detail and a cheerful attitude every day.