Encore Hires New Rep to Cover Chicago

We have hired a new agency to cover the Chicago area! We are excited to have Great Lakes Electrical Sales with owners Shawn Offenbacher and wife, Renee, join our team.

Shawn, whose background consists of a degree from Northwestern University, took his first job working in the warehouse at Graybar Electric while he was still in high school. Soon after, he moved up to a counter position; ending his career at Graybar as a CSR. After college, Shawn went to work for Panduit in Chicago as a Sales Rep for their Data-Communication division, where he later became the District Sales Manager.

Renee graduated with a bachelor’s degree from St. Norbert College and went on to complete her graduate degree at Loyola University in Chicago. Renee’s electrical career began shortly after college at Panduit, where she worked as a quote coordinator for the Chicago district. Renee played a critical part in the success of the Panduit team in Chicago, taking significant market share and adding additional responsibility coordinating global accounts, global pricing team training and global copper pricing strategy.

Continuing to work for Panduit where they met, Shawn and Renee moved to Phoenix where Shawn became the Regional Vice President for the western region covering 13 states. They moved their family back to the Chicago area in 2011, where Shawn started working as the Regional Sales Manager for Cooper Lighting.

Shawn and Renee started Great Lakes Electrical Sales in early 2012.