Chicagoland-Wisconsin ERA Introduces New Leadership

January 10, 2018
Contact: Neda Simeonova / Communications Director /

Chicagoland-Wisconsin ERA Introduces New Leadership

The Chicagoland-Wisconsin Chapter of the Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) elected new chapter officers for the 2018-2019 and 2018-2020 terms.

Chapter members cast their vote in December 2017 naming Tom Trzeciak, of ALT Technical Sales as Chairman; Rick LaPiana of Cain-Forlaw Company as President; Kingsland Coombs, CPMR, CSP, of Control Sales as Vice President/Fiscal & Legal; Marty Linke of Dytec-NCI, Inc. as Vice President/Education; and Joe Braun, CPMR, of EK Micro as Vice President/Membership.

Newly elected directors for the 2018-2019 term are Diana Nawrocki of ESA Technical Marketing and Patrick Pajor of Abbey Sales Corporation. Todd Somers, CPMR, of Somers-Stanton, Inc. and Ron Riesinger of Synmark Sales were elected for the 2018-2020 term.

Chairman Tom Trzeciak expressed his excitement about the new chapter leadership, “2018 will be a great year for the Chicagoland-Wisconsin Chapter of ERA. New leadership at the national level with ERA CEO Walt Tobin has helped energize the chapters. Now we have new leadership at the local level with several new officers and board members. With Rick LaPiana, who has always been involved in ERA, in the president’s seat of the Chicagoland-Wisconsin Chapter, we are looking forward to the New Year and an ever-evolving and improving chapter.”

About Chicagoland-Wisconsin ERA
Chicagoland – Wisconsin ERA is a local resource for continuing education programs, networking opportunities, peer discussion groups and an array of services designed to help improve professionalism and profitability. For more information, visit

About ERA
The 82-year-old Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) is the international trade organization for professional field sales companies in the global electronics industries, manufacturers who go to market through representative firms and global distributors. It is the mission of ERA to support the professional field sales function through programs and activities that educate, inform and advocate for manufacturers’ representatives, the principals they represent and the distributors who are reps’ partners in local territories. ERA member representative firms (often called “reps”) provide field sales services on an exclusive basis to manufacturers of related (but non-competing) products in a defined territory. For more information about ERA, visit