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Charles Industries Announces Hiring of Terri Taylor as National Sales Manager Serving CenturyLink

New National Sales Manager Brings Account Leadership and Channel Partner Expertise to the Charles Telecom Team

ROLLING MEADOWS, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 01/17/13 -- Charles Industries, Ltd. today announced that Terri Taylor has joined the company as National Sales Manager serving CenturyLink. With more than 14 years of sales, marketing, business development and distribution channel experience, Taylor will lead the Sales Team to expand account relationships, identify emerging application opportunities, and support and grow Charles' longstanding supplier partnership with CenturyLink.

For the past six years, Taylor held various positions with Corning Cable Systems' Telecommunications Group. Most recently, Taylor was Channel Manager, Carrier Networks, where she was responsible for the creation, implementation, and management of Corning's distribution strategies for KGP Logistics, Graybar, and Power & Telephone Supply Company in support of carrier service providers including CenturyLink. As Regional Sales Manager, Carrier Networks, Taylor managed distributors to market products and services including eight CenturyLink Greenlight projects. Upon joining Corning, Taylor held the position of Account Manager, Embarq Logistics (KGP Logistics), in which she managed Embarq Fiber Cable and Optical Hardware sales strategy through Embarq Logistics.

Prior to Corning, Taylor held various sales related positions including Business Development Consultant, Health Essential/Team National; Manager, North America Sales & Marketing, American Academy of Family Physicians; and Account Director, Vascular Access Devices.

"Terri Taylor is a proven sales professional who brings a mix of telecom industry experience, expertise with one of our largest distribution channel partners, and direct account engagement that will enable Charles to better serve CenturyLink," said Joe Burke, vice president telecom sales of Charles Industries. "Terry will work directly with CenturyLink staff organizations in Monroe, Louisiana, and Kansas City, while supporting CenturyLink staff organizations in Denver and nationwide, as we continue to develop our expanding offerings of Innovative Enclosed Solutions for copper, fiber and wireless applications for CenturyLink."

Terri Taylor earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Missouri, and has completed the Leadership Development Program at the Center for Creative Leadership in North Carolina and programs in Territory Planning and Management from ACCLIVUS R3 Solutions. She will serve the CenturyLink account from her Olathe, Kansas office.

About Charles Industries, Ltd.
2013 marks Charles Industries' 45th year as a privately held, diversified manufacturing and technology company serving telecommunications, wireless, broadband, utilities, marine and industrial markets. Founded in 1968, the company is ISO 9001:2008 and TL 9000 registered and headquartered in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, with four additional U.S.-based manufacturing centers. For further information, please visit www.charlesindustries.com or call (847) 806-6300.

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