ABOUT RAUCKMAN HIGH VOLTAGE SALES

 

COMPANY PROFILE

About Rauckman High Voltage Sales of Belleville, IllinoisA Manufacturer’s Representative Company Serving the
Electric Utility Market

Headquartered in the St. Louis suburb of Belleville, Illinois, Rauckman High Voltage Sales territory covers all electric utilities, distributors and consultants in Kansas, Missouri and Northern & Southern Illinois.

Dedicated to the electric utility market Rauckman High Voltage Sales, LLC has grown since 1999 from a “one-man show” to now employing some of the most experienced and talented sales people supplying products to the electric utility industry.

Together our sales force has extensive experience serving the electric utilities and the distributors that participate in the utility marketplace.

Jim Rauckman, Executive Advisor

 

RAUCKMAN HIGH VOLTAGE SALES PEOPLE

Sam Shahmirzadi

Managing Partner: Ameren Missouri & Ameren Illinois

email:   sam@rauckman.com

cell:   618-606-1948

Sam is one of the Managing Partners of Rauckman High Voltage Sales and has outside sales responsibility for Ameren, Liberty Utilities, and a select group of distributors and consultants.

Originally from Carbondale, Illinois Sam is a graduate of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and later received an MBA from West Texas A&M University.

Upon graduation, Sam joined a regional electrical distributor as a Strategic Account Manager servicing the electric utility industry. Sam’s sales coverage responsibility began with central and southern Illinois, but soon grew to include all Utility accounts in Illinois. In 2013 Sam accepted a position as a Regional Sales Manager with a manufacturer’s representative firm covering investor-owned utilities, municipals, cooperatives, distributors, contractors, and consultants in Eastern Missouri and Southern Illinois. In 2015, after approximately two years in that role Sam accepted a position with Rauckman High Voltage Sales.

Sam splits his time between the Rauckman High Voltage Sales main office in Belleville, IL and his home office in St. Louis, MO.

Matt Scherbring of Rauckman High Voltage SalesMatt Scherbring

Managing Partner: Commercial, Industrial & Power Generation

email: matt@rauckman.com

cell: 314-610-6395

Matt is one of the Managing Partners of Rauckman High Voltage Sales and has outside sales responsibility for Commercial and Industrial (C&I) markets as well as Power Generation. C&I markets include commercial end users, industrial end users, consulting engineers, EPC firms, general and electrical contractors, OEMs and distributors that serve these customers. Power Generation customers include IOUs, generation cooperatives, independent power producers and developers. He covers the entire RHVS territory and western Kentucky as well.

Originally from the St. Louis area, Matt is a 2005 graduate of Ranken Technical College with a degree in Industrial Electricity. Upon graduation, Matt held an industrial maintenance position with MSX International, a subcontractor to the North and South Chrysler Plants in Fenton, MO.

In late 2006 Matt took a position with a manufacturers’ representative firm selling ABB Power Products and variable speed drives among other lines in western Kentucky, Missouri, southern Illinois, Kansas and Nebraska to the commercial and industrial markets. In this position, he provided technical support, handled inside and outside sales and was a sales manager.

In March 2012 Matt joined Rauckman High Voltage Sales. Matt splits his time between the Rauckman High Voltage Sales main office in Belleville, IL and his home office in Moscow Mills, MO.

Jim Rauckman

Executive Advisor

email:   jim@rauckman.com

cell:   618-407-5985

Originally from the St. Louis area, Jim is a 1983 graduate of the University of Missouri in Rolla where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering.

Upon graduation Jim joined A.B. Chance Company in the role of an Application Engineer working primarily on padmounted and overhead switches throughout the United States. After two years as an Application Engineer, he was given the sales responsibility for A.B. Chance in Colorado, and parts of Wyoming, Nebraska, and South Dakota. In this role he had sales responsibility for all segments of Chance’s market and all customers, including distributors, investor owned utilities, municipals, and cooperatives. In 1989, after approximately three years in the Colorado market, Jim was promoted to Product Manager of padmounted switches, fault indicators, and overhead switches at the A.B. Chance factory. In this marketing role he had profit and loss responsibility for over 10 million dollars in product sales.

In 1992 Jim was promoted to Regional Manager of Asia. In this role he had responsibility for all in-country agents, distributors, utilities and licensees throughout Southeast Asia. After approximately three years of international responsibility, Jim was reassigned in 1995 by Hubbell to be Marketing Manager for A.B. Chance products under Hubbell Power Systems. In this role Jim had profit and loss responsibility for over 100 million dollars in global sales. In 1999 Jim left Hubbell Power Systems to form Rauckman High Voltage Sales.

Kevin Clizer

Outside Sales: Western Missouri and Kansas

email:   kevin@rauckman.com

cell:   816-853-4240

Kevin has outside sales responsibility for Western Missouri and Kansas.

Originally from the Kansas City area, Kevin is a 1989 graduate of the University of Missouri in Columbia where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering.

Upon graduation Kevin joined A. B. Chance as an Application Engineer in Centralia, Missouri responsible for Cutouts, Fuse Links and Sectionalizers. Kevin then relocated to the Seattle, Washington area where he spent the next 6 years selling A. B. Chance (and later Ohio Brass and Kerite) products to electrical utilities and distributors in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska.

In 1996 Kevin was promoted to Product Manager with Hubbell Power Systems. In the Product Manager role Kevin has had responsibility for overhead switches, padmount switches, fault indicators, fiberglass products and anchors. In his most recent role Kevin had global marketing responsibility for all of A. B. Chance’s Hotline Tool business.

In 1999 Kevin left Hubbell Power Systems to join Rauckman High Voltage Sales.

Kevin’s office is in the Kansas City suburb of Weston, MO.

Matt Scherbring of Rauckman High Voltage SalesChris Boyle

Outside Sales: Select Public Power Accounts

email:   chris@rauckman.com

cell:   217-273-8675

Chris Boyle is an Outside Sales person calling on select Public Power accounts in Rauckman High Voltage Sales’ trade area. Chris came to Rauckman High Voltage Sales in January 2015, with nearly 20 years of experience in dealing with electric utilities and the distributors dedicated to supplying utilities. In 1997 Chris started working in the warehouse of the then Electric Lab and Sales Company (ELASCO) in Mattoon Illinois – the forerunner to what is now HD Supply. Chris worked his way up the organization to help pioneer the line workers’ tool specialty segment including the conception of a tool repair facility dedicated to hotline, hydraulic and mechanical tools used by electric utility workers.

After a decade of focusing solely on tools Chris became an outside sales person for HD Supply. Chris brings the unique combination of highly specialized experience in the selection and application of line workers’ tools marketing of tools along with a broader knowledge of other apparatus used to construct and maintain electric utility infrastructures. Chris is involved with the entire range of products represented by RHVS, and provides technical support related to line workers’ tools to all RHVS personnel and customers.

Chris works from his home office in Johnston City, Illinois where he resides with his wife and two sons.

Barb Stock

Office Manager / Inside Sales

email:   barb@rauckman.com

phone:   618-222-7100

As office manager Barb is responsible for quotations, order entry, expediting and customer service.

Originally from Florissant, Missouri, Barb is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science.  Barb began her career in the Information Technology field developing and maintaining order management systems for large St. Louis based manufacturers.  For a period of time, Barb left the workforce to raise four daughters.  Upon returning to the workforce Barb worked in the Customer Service department and Human Resources department for a small family owned manufacturer.

In September 2020 Barb joined Rauckman High Voltage Sales.  Barb is located at Rauckman’s main office in the St. Louis suburb of Belleville, IL.

Kayla OchiltreeKayla Ochiltree

Customer Service / Inside Sales

email:   kayla@rauckman.com

phone:   618-222-7100

Kayla is responsible for customer service, quotations, expediting, and order entry.

Kayla has spent her professional career in the service industry. Her customer service-based experience has been a great preparation for her current role. Immediately before joining Rauckman High Voltage Sales Kayla was a Banking Specialist with a regional bank.  Outside of the office Kayla enjoys outdoor activities including hiking.

In December of 2021 Kayla joined Rauckman High Voltage Sales in the position of Customer Service / Inside Sales and is located at Rauckman’s main office in the St. Louis suburb of Belleville, IL.

Sabrina McClure

Customer Service / Inside Sales

email:   sabrina@rauckman.com

phone:   618-222-7100

Sabrina is responsible for customer service, quotations, expediting, and order entry.

Sabrina has spent her professional career in the sales industry. Working in sales and with many different kinds of people has been a great preparation for her current role. Immediately before joining Rauckman High Voltage Sales, Sabrina was a real estate agent with a local real estate company.  Outside of the office Sabrina enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family.

In May of 2023 Sabrina joined Rauckman High Voltage Sales in the position of Customer Service / Inside Sales and is located at Rauckman’s main office in the St. Louis suburb of Belleville, IL.