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Viking Electric Announces New Hire, Promotion

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Viking Electric announced that the company has hired Robert Hoke as its new eMobility Specialist and has promoted Jen Pytleski to the role of Enterprise Account Executive.

Robert Hoke

Hoke brings extensive industry experience to the Viking Electric energy services team, and solid working relationships with industry professionals, customers, and suppliers alike. In his new role, Hoke will manage Viking Electric’s electric vehicle (EV) charging strategy in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Chicago.

Hoke started his career in the financial services industry and has focused on the vehicle electrification space for the past 15 years, and most recently worked for an EV manufacturer to enhance their vehicle servicing, national EV charging, and EV coverage strategy. Hoke has a passion for EVs, having established an EV owners’ group, and he was the third person in the State of Minnesota to own a Tesla.

“Robert’s passion for Electric Vehicles and quality customer care will serve us well as we continue to grow our company’s energy-related services,” Viking Electric VP of Sales Brett Wilson said. “We welcome his extensive EV experience and leadership which will accelerate Viking Electric as the go-to electrical supply chain partner that prioritizes our customers’ evolving EV supply equipment needs.”

Jen Pytleski

Meanwhile, Viking’s new Enterprise Account Executive, Jen Pytleski, is an NCQLP Lighting Certified (LC) professional who brings 17 years of industry experience to her new sales role, and solid working relationships with industry professionals, customers, and electrical suppliers alike.

In her new role, Pytleski will use her market knowledge and customer relationships to drive profitable growth and increased market share in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.

Pytleski started her career 17 years ago as a lighting designer and, most recently, as a lighting specialist in Viking Electric’s Twin Cities lighting team. She brings experience on the electrical contractor, lighting, and distribution sides of the electrical industry. Pytleski is a member of the IES, NCEL, and BOMA. In addition, she is one of the founding members of Viking Electric’s internal women’s resource group, Women Advocating Today for Tomorrow (WATT).

“Jen’s record of excellence and customer-centric mindset will serve us well as we continue to grow our company’s market share in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin,” Viking Electric VP of Sales Brett Wilson said. “We will rely on her experience and leadership to position Viking Electric as an indispensable electrical supply chain partner central to our customers’ success.”

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