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Gulf Controls Company Hires New Sales Manager

Press release date: April 24, 2014

Mr. Mark Cima will be joining Gulf Controls Company as Sales Manager. In this position, he will direct all Sales activities and will report directly to John Flieman, the President of Gulf Controls.

Mr. Cima has over 27 years in fluid power and automation sales, with over 25 of those years in management positions. For the past three years he has worked at Sick, Inc., as National Automotive Account Executive. Sick, Inc. is among the manufacturers represented by Gulf Controls, but Mr. Cima is looking forward to working with the broader product range. In his previous position, Vice President of Sales and Marketing with Morrell, Inc., he worked with a similar broad range of automation and fluid power products.

Mr. Cima is also looking forward to the Florida climate. “This was my second motivation in taking the position,” he admitted. “The weather fits in well with my hobbies, golf and fishing.” As the general Sales Manager he will be covering the entire region Gulf Controls serves, that includes Florida, Southern Georgia and the Caribbean.

His number one goal is to grow the business. Based on the product offering he feels there is room to grow, and his overall focus is on facilitating that growth both in customer base and product lines. One potential area for growth is the Electrical-Mechanical field. He would also like to build on Gulf Controls’ successes to reach new markets in Fluid Power.

He holds a Bachelors in Electronic Engineering from Siena Heights University in Southfield, Michigan, as well as an executive M.B.A. from an online program at Madison University, which allowed him to continue travelling for work while completing his graduate degree.

Mr. Cima will be starting May 12.

To learn more about Gulf Controls Company, visit the website at or call 813-884-0471.


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