Meet Our Staff

Main Office Address & Phone:
9831 S 51st Suite E-122, Phoenix AZ 85044
Phone: 480-940-1010        Fax: 480-940-1050

 

Feel free to drop any of us a line by clicking on the name of the Apex staff member you'd like to contact.

 

Office Personnel: 
 

Erica Rodriguez - Customer Service/Order Management

     Erica joined the Apex team in May 2016 with 12 years of customer service experience. She handles order entry and works closely with our factories on tracking and expediting orders. She is a Southern California native who moved to Arizona in early 2016. When she is not at work Erica enjoys hanging out with her boyfriend and her puppy!  

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Jack Boyle - Customer Service/Order Management

     Jack came to Apex in 2010 with 3 years experience in underground utilities. His current industry expertise includes medium voltage transformers, sub-metering, and underground enclosures. He enjoys cycling, High-Fidelity Audio and fishing in his down time and is a dedicated Green Bay Packers football fan and Chicago Blackhawks hockey fan.

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Kelli Candurro - Office Manager

     Kelli has been with Apex since 2011. Originally from New York, Kelli moved to Arizona in 2010 and worked for 15 years as the customer service manager for a PVC manufacturer with expertise in logistics and inventory control. She currently is the Office Manager for Apex and oversees all customer service, along with inside and outside sales. 

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Outside Sales:
 

Rick Kostewa - Principal/Founder

     Rick is an Arizona native (born in Phoenix), and started his career at his family business in the electrical industry in 1984, spending 18 years with two previous manufacturers representative agencies in Phoenix, as well as a electrical conduit fabrication and custom bending company.  During those years, Rick earned his BS in Marketing at Arizona State University (spent one year at Northern Arizona University-Flagstaff).   In 2002, Rick opened Apex with a limited linecard and things have grown from there.  In 2008 Rick was awarded the "GEM Rising Star" award by Electrical Wholesaling magazine, a popular trade magazine for the electrical distribution channel.   Presently Rick maintains a number of accounts and pursues the larger commercial, industrial, utility and mining marketplace for Arizona and Las Vegas.  In his off-time he enjoys taking out the Sea-Doos with his wife Stefanie to Arizona's lakes and rivers, traveling when they can to Mexico, enjoying their two yellow labs, and supporting every single Arizona college and pro sports team.

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Stefanie Hadland - Outside Sales - Arizona

     Stefanie entered the electrical industry with a local distributor in 2006 and joined Apex in April 2009. Having spent time as insides sales, Stefanie has been calling on distributors and underground contractors in Phoenix, North Eastern Arizona, and Tucson. She is originally from North Dakota and has been in Phoenix since 2001 and enjoys spending time with her two yellow labs. Stefanie and Rick were married in March 2013.

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Stephanie Chapman - Outside Sales - Arizona

     Stephanie joined Apex in June 2014. Stephanie has a 8 year background in the industry. She worked for Southwire as an inside sales representative for 4 years, and then spent the last 4 years calling on the Arizona distributor and contractor market. Stephanie lives with her husband Mike and enjoys spending time at home with him and their dogs and their new baby Camden. 

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Steven Bauer  - End User & Industrial Support - Arizona

     Steve comes to Apex Electrical Sales with over 20 years of solid electrical experience including several years working in oil field electrical, power line construction for oil fields and mining. His experience spans both as a contractor and distributor. Steve and his wife Maggie have been married for 16 years. He has two sons and two grandchildren. In his spare time he loves to ride his motorcycle as well as building or customizing Harley Davidsons. 

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Lee Clark - Specifications Consultant

     Lee is our resident Electrical Engineer with over 30 years experience in the industry. He received his BSEE from University of Illinois and has spent most of his time in the Midwest where he owned his own panel shop. He and his wife, Patty, moved to Arizona in 2006 and for the last 6 years, Lee has been working for the agency specializing in power distribution and working with engineers and end users specifying products we represent. Lee is an avid golfer and enjoys bike riding when he's not cheering on his Chicago Bears.

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Kasey Hutchinson - Sales & Marketing Coordinator

     Kasey joined Apex in December 2013 as our Marketing Coordinator. She handles all new product launches, promotions and distributor programs for the agency. Kasey comes to us with a background in both sales and marketing, with experience in website design, event planning, development of promotional and marketing materials, and customer relations management. She possesses incredible attention to detail and professionalism, and is an excellent addition to our team! Kasey married Bryan in August of 2014 in Silverton, CO. She enjoys Off-Roading in their Jeep and throwing clay in her sparetime. 

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Bryce Copeman - Outside Sales - Las Vegas

    Bryce Copeman joined the APEX team in December 2016. He’s been in the industry for 18 years. Bryce was born and raised in Arvada, Colorado. He moved to Las Vegas in 2012 with his family from Colorado. He’s married to his sweetheart and has 2 beautiful boys. In his spare time he loves going on long walks in the desert and watching the Denver Broncos.

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Quotes and Technical Support:

 

Andrew Mills - Quotations, Technical Support

     Andrew joined the Apex team in 2014 with 4 years of customer service and sales experience, most recently with Southwire's Contractor Equipment division - Maxis Tools. He grew up in Mesa Arizona and spent 2 years (2008-2010) in Buenos Aires, Argentina and is fully fluent in Spanish. He enjoys making the most of this time with this wife and 2 daughters. Andrew is a die-hard Suns, Cardinals, Diamondbacks and Sun Devils fan.

Lines Covered: Bussmann-Edison series (EATON), Cooper Power series (EATON) (Transformers, Switchgear, Cable Accessories), FLIR, ILSCO, TE Connectivity (Raychem, ALR Photocells, Heat Shrink)

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Ashlyn Slattery - Quotations, Technical Support

     Ashlyn is a Phoenix native and she graduated from ASU 2013 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Family and Human Development.  Her time at ASU has made her a life-long Sun Devils fan.

Lines Covered: ERICO (Ground Rods), Gardner Bender, Honeywell (Thermostats, Bath Fan Controls), Lew Electric (Floor Boxes), Newell (Dymo, Gott, IRWIN, LENOX, Rubbermaid, Sharpie), PERMA-COTE, Rectorseal, United Fiberglass, United Poly Systems, Wiring Devices (EATON) 

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Geno Gray - Quotations, Technical Support, Commodities

     Geno came on board in August 2009 with 10 years experience in wire and cable. Geno enjoys off road racing, sand duning, and mini bikes. Originally from Fresno, California, he has been in Arizona most of his life and spends his summers logging time on his waverunner at any of the local Arizona Lakes.

Lines Covered: AFC, Allied Conduit, Crouse-Hinds series (EATON), Heritage Plastics Group, Oldcastle

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Shawn Russell Quotations, Technical Support

     Shawn has worked in the Electrical Industry for over 11 years. Shawn's experience includes working with contractors and distributors to find solutions for their electrical needs. Shawn enjoys spending time with his family outdoors, watching Arizona Coyotes Hockey and volunteering in the community.

Lines CoveredB-Line series (EATON) (Cable Tray, Enclosures, Fasteners, Metering, Strut), E-Mon, ERICO (CADWELD, Eritech)

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