The United Radio Communications Division announces the hiring of Jim Fitzgibbons as Sales Manager and the promotion of Corey Martino to LMR Department Manager.
“We are so excited to have Jim come on as Sales manager for the division.” said Heather Reed, Communications Division General Manager. “His sales experience will be an asset to our division.”
Jim comes to United Radio after 16 years at Verizon and three at VisionWorks. With that comes a great deal of managerial and sales experience. “I’m a person that likes to dig deep into the trenches to help out as much as I can to develop and cultivate my team,” said Jim. “I’m a huge advocate for training and making sure my team is set up for success and making sure my team reflects my vision and the company’s vision.”
Jim’s goal is to make the Communications Division as profitable as possible by working with Heather and all the division leaders. “I like sales and diving right into it by going out and gaining new customers and helping current customers. A current customer may not know about the cameras we offer for example, so showing them all the different avenues that we have would be a benefit to us all.”
What really drew Jim to United Radio? “I love the family aspect,” he said. “I love that everyone treats everyone like family, and you are not just a number. They respect you, not that other companies don’t, but they value you and any contribution you bring to the company.”
Corey Martino was recently promoted to Department Manager for the LMR service. Corey is responsible for the supervision of technician David Bunch, and future technicians. He also performs repairs on devices that customers bring in and looks for any new avenue of product repair.
“I’m looking forward to having Corey lead the LMR service,” said Reed. “His product knowledge and leadership skills will help us to maintain our position as a leader in two-way radio repair.”
There are things that we can do to grow and expand into different markets,” he said. “Seeing what products our customers as are buying and how we can offer repair services for those products is one way. My goal is to grow and increase our revenue any way possible. Repair for siren control boxes for law enforcement and EMS vehicles can be one possible way.”
One of the biggest challenges, according to Corey, is just keeping current. “Technology is always changing, and warranties are getting longer, so trying to perform repairs in general has really been the challenge,” he said. “The technology has gotten a lot smaller, a lot more complex and, in some situations, replacing the whole device can be cheaper than fixing it.”
Corey is currently working with the sales department to see what they are selling and working with Brent in the garage to see what they are installing and then taking a look to see what we can fix, and what is feasible for us to fix. “Right now, we are not turning anything away,” he said. “If someone comes in with a product that our Consumer division doesn’t repair, we will take a look at it.”
Corey has been with United Radio for eight years. “The family atmosphere. It has always been my draw. It’s so close knit that you are on a first name basis with everyone who works here. You don’t have to worry about going to talk to Phil and Mara because they come to you. Everyone is approachable.”
“I’ve put a lot of time into this company and right now we are rebuilding my department,” he said. “Everyone knows United Radio as the company that fixes things and I want to make sure we keep it that way.”