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New Management at Phoenix Contact

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Phoenix Contact Canada announces that Joe Perfetto and Andreas Sobotta, two long-term Phoenix Contact employees, now form the company’s general manager team.  They replace former general manager Kevin McKenna, who now serves as the general manager of Phoenix Contact’s U.K. subsidiary. 


Joe Perfetto, CMA, continues his role as of director of finance and operations. Perfetto has 16 years of experience with Phoenix Contact, starting out as a general accountant after his graduation from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont. At the beginning of his tenure Perfetto earned his CMA, and was promoted to controller in 1995. For the past two years he has led the accounting, financial reporting, IT and logistic teams.
Andreas Sobotta, M.Sc., is the director of sales and marketing. Andreas transferred to Phoenix Contact Canada from the German headquarters in 1998, as product manager for the Interface, Automation and Trabtch product lines. Sobotta brought to Canada several years of experience developing and marketing new product lines, both with Phoenix Contact and his previous employer, EGE-Elektronik. In 2005, Andreas became the director of marketing, and he assumed his current duties as director of sales and marketing in January 2006. Sobotta earned his science degrees in physics at the University of Kiel, Germany.
"In becoming a trans-national company, Phoenix Contact has embraced the concept of professional transfers between the headquarters in Blomberg, Germany, and its 40 subsidiaries around the world," Perfetto said. "This cooperative environment provided an opportunity for Kevin McKenna to become the company’s general manager in the U.K."
"We thank Kevin for his 19 years of dedicated and commendable service to Phoenix Contact in Canada," Sobotta said. "Joe and I look forward to leading the entire Phoenix Contact Canada team as we continue our incredible growth by providing top products and service to the Canadian market."