Bellingham, WA, January 5, 2009 – Accelitec, Inc. announced today that it has hired Mike Dreggors as its Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
Mr. Dreggors has an extensive background in Sales and Marketing management, representing both retailers and vendors, focusing on convenience retail store and grocery operations. With over 25 years of experience buying, selling, managing, and merchandising in the convenience retail store category, including three years as CFO of a publicly traded company with over 300 locations, Mr. Dreggors brings an unsurpassed range and depth of experience to Accelitec.
“We are extremely excited about having someone with Mr. Dreggors’ background join the company,” said Tom Bartz, CEO of Accelitec. “Mr. Dreggors has a long track record of leadership, results, and marketing management in the convenience store category. We anticipate that Mr. Dreggors’ insight into market potential and proper sales and marketing processes will open opportunities in current and future markets.”
Mr. Dreggors will focus his initial efforts with Accelitec at further market penetration in the grocery business, as well as extending the company’s services to the convenience store retail category.
Prior to joining Accelitec, Mr. Dreggors ran the sales group for Dresser Wayne’s business intelligence solutions for petroleum retailers. Prior to that, he was VP of Convenience Retail Sales for Pinnacle Corporation, the leading supplier of automation technology to the convenience store and petroleum industries. He was also the CFO for Sunshine-Jr. Stores, Inc., a publicly traded company that operated 300 convenience stores and 4 supermarkets, where his leadership helped increase annual sales by 50%.
“I am very excited about working to bring Accelitec’s service to the convenience retail market,” said Mr. Dreggors. “There is a great opportunity to deliver real value to retailers and help them build stronger businesses. I am delighted to be part of the team and look forward to extending the value of their SaaS solution to retailers throughout the country.”