Changing Places

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Paneltronics, a manufacturer of electrical power distribution panels and control systems, hired Priscilla Swanson as a senior account manager.

Swanson will be responsible for managing sales to strategic key customers and working to expand Paneltronics' OEM and aftermarket presence. An industry veteran of more than 41 years, Swanson was formerly the national marine manager for Wes-Garde Components Group, where she worked for 35 years, and most recently worked with Carling Switch as an account manager.

"Mrs. Swanson's relationships and experience in the marine industry enhances our abilities to better serve our customers. Her intimate knowledge of Electro Mechanical Switches and Circuit Breakers is an asset to our organization", said Pedro Pelaez Jr., vice president of Paneltronics, in a statement.

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The Edson Corp. expanded the territory of sales representative Rick Collier of Pacific Focus Associates, who will be now representing Edson in the California marine OEM and aftermarkets.

He will continue to provide representation for Edson in both Oregon and Washington.

"Rick has a great rapport with his clients in the Northwest and has a great understanding of the Edson product line," president Will Keene said in a statement. "He has recently expanded his scope of territories to include California and we look forward to bringing in new business while offering superb service to those who currently buy from Edson on the West Coast."

As a longtime member of the Southern California marine industry, Collier is well-known in his tenure as West Marine store manager in Newport Beach, Calif. He has also been a top sales producer for many well-respected marine lines since becoming a manufacturer representative.

He is based out of Poulsbo, Wash.