We have a new addition to the team! Please join me in welcoming Ally Bocchieri, GCT’s New Americas Sales Manager. This also means we have another opportunity for a Q&A session, here’s what was discussed:
Q1. How are you settling into your new role at GCT?
I am settling in very well thank you! There has been a lot to think about when considering a sales strategy for a geography as large as the Americas. It is my goal to replicate and build on the successes I’ve had in California on a much larger scale. I am excited to work with our customer base and to build strong relationships with our distribution partners.
Q2. Can you give us some background on your career to date?
I started in the industry selling passive components 20 years ago. My personality is such that I have always focused on the customer service side of sales and therefore I have chosen to only work for/with companies that see this as a priority. I moved to selling PCB’s ten years ago and built a manufacturers rep. firm in California that focuses on custom build to print commodities. I was introduced to GCT 3 years ago and their product line and business model fit perfectly with my other product lines and service philosophy.
Q3. What skills and experience have you brought to the GCT team?
Selling is all about relationships and it is very important to identify when there is a fit and, sometimes more importantly, when there isn’t. I believe it is vital to be upfront and honest with my customers at every turn. One opportunity is not something I am willing to put the entire relationship in jeopardy for.
Q4. Are there any market and product trends do you see currently?
Wearables seem to be everywhere and across all industries: consumer, medical, military, communications, etc. GCT have a broad and comprehensive product line up to facilitate this growth area, including microUSB/Type-C and SIM connectors and many more.
Q5. Is there anything else you would like to add?
I love working with customers that have custom cable assembly and connector requirements. I am not an engineer by training but appreciate any opportunity I can to learn more about my commodity. Custom products allow me to dig right into the technical side and learn something new. GCT capabilities in this department are excellent which certainly helps. You can find out more about custom cable assembly solutions here on the GCT website.