American Electric Technologies, Inc. announced Troy Coker has joined its flagship M&I Electric business unit as director of sales for the company's upstream oil and gas markets. This newly created role is focused on meeting the strong demand AETI and the company's international joint venture operations in China, Brazil and South East Asia are experiencing for their power delivery solutions for the offshore production market. Coker reports to James Steffek, president of M&I Electric.
"Troy brings significant power delivery experience to our team," said Steffek. "We believe his in-depth understanding of the market will benefit our clients, particularly those developing onshore and offshore production assets and upstream projects around the world."
Coker (43) joins AETI with more than 15 years of experience in electrical industry marketing and sales, including selling switchgear, motor control, power distribution centers, power management systems, transformers, and high voltage substations. Most recently, he served as sales manager at ABB and sold large turnkey electrical solutions and power management systems to upstream oil and gas and petrochemical clients. Prior to his tenure at ABB, Coker was employed by Powell Industries where he held the role of sales manager and managed key customer relationships to support the GE energy sales and marketing team. Coker has a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering technology from the University of Houston.