DES PLAINES, IL, FEBRUARY 12, 2009 — Gepco International is pleased to announce that Rick Thompson, a 15-year Gepco veteran, has been named Central regional sales manager. Thompson joined the company in 1994 as an inside sales consultant.

“Rick has shown a tireless work ethic and great leadership skills during his years at Gepco,” states Glen Powers, national sales manager for Gepco International. “I am confident that Rick will flourish in this position as he continues to be a resource and asset to Gepco and its clients.”

In his new role, Thompson will be responsible for all sales activities in the Central market. He will be working closely with the existing distributor base as well as be responsible for generating new business leads in the region.

Thompson graduated from Indiana State University with a B.S in Telecommunications in 1987.

Gepco International, Inc., with headquarters in Des Plaines, IL, and branch locations in Burbank, CA and Chestnut Ridge, NY, has been a leading provider of studio and broadcast audio and video cables for 28 years. The company also specializes in manufacturing custom cable assemblies, panels, patch bay harnesses and breakout boxes. In addition, Gepco stocks and distributes connectors, patchbays and other cable-related products. For more information, visit the Gepco website at