Obit: Bob Bukowsky of Ideal Industries

Electrical tools manufacturer Ideal Industries has announced the passing of Bob Bukowsky, 71, its former VP sales.

Bukowsky started his career with Ideal as national sales manager and in 1993 was promoted to VP sales. He successfully managed the Ideal sales team and built a network of distributors across the United States. During his tenure with Ideal, Bukowsky achieved many milestones, including the development of several distributor development programs, development of Ideal’s territory growth program, and the successful transition of the company’s position in the market from primarily selling wire connectors and hand tools into a supplier of a diverse range of installation and testing solutions across several markets, including construction, maintenance, data communications and original equipment manufacturing industries.

Bukowsky served as chair of the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) in 2008 and was active in several other professional organizations.