HUNTINGTON, New York, May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Bullitt Group, a manufacturer of mobile phones and consumer electronics for global brands, today announced the appointment of Theresa Cangialosi as general manager and vice president of North American operations. Previously, Cangialosi was director of strategic accounts for Kyocera.
In her new role, Cangialosi will focus on building awareness and driving sales of Bullitt's consumer electronics portfolio, specifically rugged mobile devices for Cat phones and easy-to-use connected devices under the Kodak brand .
"As Bullitt continues to grow, North America will be a major driver of sales of our consumer electronics products. It is critical to establish a leadership team with proven industry expertise," said Richard Wharton, Bullitt-Group's co-chief executive officer. "Theresa's deep knowledge of the mobile market and experience driving strategic relationships with telecom organizations make her a valuable addition to our team."
Prior to joining Bullitt, Cangialosi significantly increased Kyocera's client base by establishing a relationship with Verizon Wireless. She launched three Kyocera rugged devices replacing the category incumbent Casio and secured retail deals with Verizon's core retail stores, agent locations, national retailers including Radio Shack, Walmart and Amazon online and through Verizon's enterprise channels. Her work with Verizon Wireless resulted in an increased account revenue of 162% year over year and an increase in product opportunities within the Verizon Wireless's roadmap for Kyocera Communications.
Previously Cangialosi spent two years at Huawei as director of sales where she launched the Home Phone Connect and nine years at LG Electronics where she worked in the US handset division. During her time at LG she successfully developed a strong, loyal, customer base and landed high-profile accounts including the New Jersey Nets, New Jersey Devils, New York Jets, New York Giants, Boston Red Sox, and the women's professional soccer team, the Boston Breakers. Cangialosi consistently surpassed LG revenue and profit objectives bringing the business more than $1 billion in sales for two consecutive quarters.
"I am excited to be joining Bullitt Group at such a pivotal point in both the future of the company and the future of the mobile industry," said Cangialosi. "Our depth of knowledge and experience in working with tier one manufacturers and brands to create products that meet specific customer needs in niche market segments has been incredibly successful to date and I look forward to bringing my knowledge and expertise to further that success."
Founded in 2009, Bullitt Group is a specialist manufacturer of mobile and connected devices. It works with some of the world's most recognisable brands to develop products that capture the DNA of each brand and take it into new technology categories. Currently, Bullitt works with Caterpillar for rugged (tough) feature phones, smartphones and accessories, JCB for rugged phones and accessories, Kodak for smartphones and connected devices and Ted Baker and Ministry of Sound for audio products including headphones, speakers and DAB radios. We are in discussions with a number of brands to expand our license portfolio across 2015 and we welcome discussions at MWC from brands, distributors, carriers and retailer partners.
SOURCE Bullitt Group