Rick PurnellTUCKER, GA – April 21, 2016 – LMI Systems, Inc., Atlanta’s premiere high and low voltage solutions provider, today announced that it has hired sales veteran Rick Purnell as its new Vice President of Sales, Professional Service Group (PSG). In that capacity, Purnell will be responsible for managing and mentoring LMI’s PSG team, building prospect databases and identifying additional market and sales opportunities, and developing new business in the many service lines the PSG team handles.

“My first professional position was with a low-voltage specialty products firm, and in the 30-plus years since, I have built my career with technical and communications firms—many of whom work with LMI’s partners,” said Purnell. “Not only is the company’s service line a perfect fit for my skillset; LMI’s vision and mission align with my own professional outlook, as well. I am tremendously excited to be working with this company and its product sales team.”

After graduating from the University of Maryland, Purnell worked for quality firms in progressively responsible positions, from Service Manager to Regional Sales Manager and finally, National Account Manager. Immediately before joining LMI, Purnell was Director of Sales for SVB Foods, where his responsibilities ran the gamut from organizing annual trade shows and devising strategies to increase market share to promoting the company’s products through a diverse sales pipeline. In that capacity, he routinely couched his team to exceed its quarterly and annual goals.

“Rick is a proven performer and a team player, which is exactly what LMI looks for in its leaders,” said Scott Goodwin, President of LMI Systems, Inc. “His experience in the technologies we install, configure, deploy and service clinched the deal and made it evident he was the right choice for the job. We are very pleased he has joined our team.”

About LMI Systems
As one of the top full service electrical contractors and system integrators in Georgia, LMI has been serving contractors and building owners in Metro Atlanta and across the U.S. since 1962. We started as LMI – where LMI stood for Lighting Maintenance, Inc. – but as power and connectivity became more sophisticated, so did our business. Today, LMI represents Leadership in our industry, Motivation to serve and an Intelligent approach to problem solving. With services spanning eight different disciplines from Networking, Audio Visual, Telecommunications and Managed Services to Security, Electrical and National Deployments , we want to be your go-to for anything powered as well as your one neck to choke if problems arise. For additional information, visit www.lmisystemsinc.com.