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AMETEK ESP Announces Appointment of New Marketing Manager And a Recent Addition to the SurgeX Team

KNIGHTDALE, NC — JUNE 12, 2017 AMETEK Electronic Systems Protection (ESP), a recognized leader in advanced power protection, intelligent diagnostics, and remote monitoring, today announces the promotion of long-time employee Lauren Simmen to Manager, Marketing, and welcomes the addition of Charlie Jones as the new Regional Manager, Sales, for Eastern territories.

Effective immediately, Simmen is responsible for communications across the AMETEK ESP division for both the SurgeX and ESP brands, and for the management of strategic partnerships and programs, product development roadmaps, product marketing, trade shows and events.

Simmen joined the SurgeX team in 2012 as Director of Communications & Partner Support, and rapidly progressed to Regional Manager, Sales. In her new position as Manager, Marketing, Simmen will work hand-in-hand with sales, engineering, and operations to promote unified company messaging to internal and external audiences.

In her new role, Simmen draws from her years of experience within the company and from face-to-face time at training and other events across the country, where she has long-standing relationships with dealers, representatives and distributors alike. Through her countless sales initiatives over the years,  Simmen has helped develop the marketing tools ESP uses to support the integrators who both sell and support SurgeX devices in the field.

“We’re incredibly excited to promote from within the company and announce the appointment of Lauren as Manager, Marketing. Lauren’s promotion is a huge win for AMETEK ESP and our customers,” comments Rick Komendera, Manager, Sales, for AMETEK ESP.

“Lauren has a unique expertise cultivated from her time in the field with our customers. Coupling that with her marketing background, Lauren brings the first-hand insight, experience and knowledge we need to develop targeted marketing materials for our field reps and dealers. We expect her to play a key role in elevating our marketing efforts across trade shows, the internet and social media, and to ultimately provide our brands the attention and resources they need to succeed.”

“I am both honored and eager to embark on this new opportunity and begin the next stage of my career,” says Simmen. “We are so fortunate to have such a loyal, dedicated dealer base. I am very excited at the prospect of producing programs and materials that will elevate their businesses and allow them to continue to thrive.

“Driving strategic communications and producing key company initiatives are my top priorities. We will be working closely with our customers to align with their needs, because servicing our customers is paramount to our continued success and growth as a company,” adds Simmen.

Charlie Jones rejoins AMETEK ESP as Regional Manager, Sales, for the Eastern territories from Sennheiser Electronic Corporation. Jones is no stranger to power anomalies and the damaging effects those events can wreak on sensitive electronic components; he previously worked for SurgeX as the Southeast Regional Sales Manager. In that position, he managed multiple independent sales representative firm accounts, grew SurgeX sales and educated dealers on new products and technologies.

In his new role, Jones is responsible for managing key accounts in Maine, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, and Illinois.

The appointments of Lauren Simmen to Manager, Marketing, and Charlie Jones to Regional Manager, Sales, are effective immediately. For more information, please visit

About AMETEK Electronic Systems Protection

AMETEK Electronic Systems Protection (ESP) is a leader in advanced power protection, intelligent diagnostics, remote monitoring solutions, and offers a complete power protection portfolio for the business equipment, imaging, audio visual, and gaming industries.

AMETEK ESP is a unit of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of approximately $4.0 billion. To learn more about AMETEK ESP, visit