SEATTLE — MITS, a provider of reporting and analytics solutions for distributors and manufacturers, on Monday announced it has hired Brian Friedle, a former electrical distributor president, as the company’s new vice president of sales. Friedle will be responsible for growing a sales operation that can meet the demand for next generation business intelligence and analytics solutions.
“Analytics are a mission critical tool for every small to medium-size distributor and manufacturer looking to secure their future,” said Gary Owen, CEO of MITS. “Brian’s deep understanding of these industries will enhance our ability to develop new product capabilities, content solutions, and adoption strategies that help our customers drive behavior toward their goals.”
Friedle joins MITS from Motors and Controls Corporation (MCC), an electrical distributor with a UL508A panel shop. Under his stewardship, MCC tripled the size of its panel shop and started a robotics division while battling through the recession.
“I have spent most of my career helping a distribution company be successful,” Friedle said. “MITS offers the opportunity to continue this track record on a larger scale with a comprehensive business intelligence solution. I believe that analytics are essential for sustained growth and am excited to join a team committed to helping distributors and manufacturers use data to make better decisions.”