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Midwest

Power & Tel

A Bundle of Service
In addition to its logistics services, Power & Tel also
performs light manufacturing through an affiliate
company, Quik-Pull. The company, headquartered in
Randolph, Vt., helps its customers reduce their labor
time and costs by providing custom cable assembly
and bundling services, it says.

ing communication and similartype networks," Sims says.
Sims became CEO of the company
in June 2013, succeeding her father,
Jim Pentecost, who now serves as
the chairman of the company's
board of directors. Before becoming
CEO, she served as president of
Power & Tel's Canadian subsidiary
for two years and held several other
positions during her total of 10 years
in the company, "Over those years, I
worked closely and learned from my
father from the ground up about the
industry and the important role
Power & Tel serves in it," she says. "I
am grateful that he still serves as a
mentor to me today."
The company was recently certified as a woman-owned business by
the Mid-South Minority Business
Council and the North Carolina
Department of Administration
Office
for
Historically
Underutilized Businesses. Sims'
industry involvement includes serving on the board of directors of the
Telecommunications
Industry
Association (TIA). She is also an
Executive Contributor to the QuEST
Forum board, an association dedicated to improving operational and
supply chain quality and performance around the world.

Changing with the Times
Meeting the product needs of the
ever-evolving telecommunications
industry requires Power & Tel to be
extremely technology savvy. "We are
a company that has earned trust by
consistently meeting the traditional
needs of our customers for 50 years as
well as a highly progressive firm that
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power & tel consistently meets the
traditional needs of customers but
also is progressive in leveraging
technology.

leverages technology to meet their
ever-changing supply chain needs,"
Sims says. "We have recognized this
need and have made and continue to
make significant investments in the
latest technologies, operating systems, process improvements, quality
controls and user-friendly customer
interfaces to help our customers
meet their business objectives."
The company applies these systems in part through its Power & Tel

Managed Inventory (PTMIĀ®) program, which offers technology-based,
scalable material management and
logistics solutions. These solutions
include web portals that offer manufacturers and end-customers full visibility of transaction and material
movement as well as warehousing
and facility solutions.
"Our objective is to alleviate inventory and logistics concerns and allow
our customers and manufacturing


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