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We are a dynamic, aggressive, and technically-solid team of 9 outside salespeople and three inside salespeople. In business since 1954 (as Richard Purinton, Inc.) and with the same strong family leadership, we understand OEMs in this marketplace who typically design in our regions and manufacture elsewhere.

We are zealous in finding new business - selling on principles of integrity, value, and quality. Our success has no secret formula. We purposefully bring principals into a close relationship with our customers, and provide customers with superior support. Our best commercial is the trusted, long-term relationships we have with principals. We are proud to be a part of their teams!



Spencer Purinton
President

Spencer joined RPI in 1981 when he began to co-manage the company with his father, Richard, and he has been developing new accounts since. Before joining the company and shortly after earning a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University, Spencer established an electronics manufacturer's representative firm in Puerto Rico. Spencer eventually transferred daily management of Isla Caribe Sales to his business partner in order to join and run RPI full time. Spencer brings a constant, energized connection to our team, our principals, and our customers. When not trying to keep up with his fast-paced co-workers, he is busy as a father of three rambunctious daughters.

  • Favorite vacation spots/adventures: Cross country skiing with my dog Rocket; swimming across Stiles Pond on a summer evening
  • Community/volunteer involvement: YWCA, Newburyport Educational Foundation, Appalachian Mountain Club
  • Favorite pets: Border Collie
  • On my bucket list: Family ski trip to Switzerland
  • Best kept secret: I pared hole #9 at Augusta
  • Hope to learn next: How to reserve an airplane seat with leg room

Mark Bushell
Vice President and Account Executive

Mark joined RPI in 1991 after working for Raychem Corporation for seven years as a sales engineer in New England. As our Vice President, Mark is exuberant, effortlessly positive, and has trigger-like responsiveness. Prior to Raychem, he was on active duty in U.S. Air Force, working as a development and test engineer with the E3A AWACS Wing in Oklahoma City. His first USAF assignment was at the USAF Academy in various roles as assistant varsity football coach, cadet physical education instructor, and Academy sports recruiter. He is an honor graduate of the Air Force Academy and a three year football letterman. Mark also earned an M.B.A. from the University of Oklahoma.

  • Best kept secret: I'm getting taller and the hair is coming back (and no, the meds are not influencing my perception of reality.)
  • Favorite vacation spots: northern Florida, central Illinois, Bologna Italy
  • On my bucket list: Visit China, Alaska, Israel, Egypt, & Iraq; Compete in 100m freestyle Master's Swimming and 200m sprints in USA Track & Field - and not have to alert the paramedics; Make another solo freefall - but with one of those cool rectangular chutes; Rebuild a 1974-ish TR6; do a carrier landing (maybe only once but I'll take it).
  • Hope to learn next: constellation identification; what's new in physics since 1980; in-depth review of US history 1750-1850;
  • Community/volunteer involvement: I'm part of a team organized by our church to help single/elderly/divorced women with home projects. I also work as the cheap labor "Move it over there guy" for a biannual adoption church fair with the NH State Foster Home Organization.
  • Favorite pets: Our yellow lab, Casey the WonderDog; African Grey parrots

Jessica Long
Account Executive and Electrical Engineer

Jessica joined RPI in 2003. She previously worked as the director of customer program managers at Flextronics and as a program manager and a technical liaison at Sanmina/Hadco. Prior to her contract manufacturing experience, she worked in engineering positions at Cabletron and Digital Equipment Corporation. Jessica earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maine and has completed several courses toward an M.B.A.

  • Best kept secret - Shawnee Peak Ski Area - an excellent secret!
  • Favorite vacation spots - Any place with mountains and/or oceans and good wine.
  • On my bucket list - Finish the New England 100 Highest, learn to Telemark ski, visit Iceland & Egypt, travel to China to show Maeve her birthplace, collect sea glass from all four oceans, participate in an architectural dig
  • Hope to learn next - how to speak a little Mandarin, snowboard, and cook
  • Community/volunteer involvement - I help to organizes a free summer concert series in So. Berwick, ME. I pick up litter when I run. I hope to become more involved when we settle in one location and bring our daughter home from China

Jessica Beaulieu
Account Executive

Jessica joined RPI in September 2016. Prior to joining RPI, she held various program management positions at L-3 Communications, Tyco Electronics, and Sanmina-SCI (HADCO). Jessica earned her BS in chemical engineering from UMass, Amherst and her MBA from the Paul College of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire. Jessica lives in southern New Hampshire with her husband and two children.

  • Favorite vacation spots/adventures: Nothing tops the Disney cruise if you are looking for a fun relaxing week with your family
  • Community/volunteer involvement: South Londonderry Elementary and Londonderry Middle School PTAs, Cub Scout Pack 605, Londonderry Dance Academy and New England Dance Ensemble
  • On my bucket list: RV across the US with my husband after the kids are grown
  • Hope to learn next: How to find time to read more books

Dan Campbell
Account Executive and Electrical Engineer

Dan joined RPI in 2011 and watches over our accounts in southeastern MA and RI. He previously worked as an applications engineer for Amphenol, responsible for developing business at various military and industrial customers across North America. He also held a position at Sager Electronics while earning his bachelor's degree from the New England Institute of Technology.

  • Favorite vacation spots/adventures: music festivals (always an adventure!), kayaking on the Androscoggin, Island Beach State Park, camping, any beach with sun
  • Favorite pets: Miles (the house cat) and Molly (the house rabbit)...it's an interesting relationship
  • On my bucket list: spend time in all of the national parks, visit all of the Trappist abbeys of Europe
  • Hope to learn next: how to play guitar, build a parilla, shuck oysters like a pro

Gregg Golembeski
Account Executive - Connecticut

Gregg joined the RPI team in the Spring of 2010. He has held sales and management positions for more than 24 years in Electronic Distribution. In the mid 1980s, Gregg worked for Car-la Electronics as an Inside Sale Representative and then transitioned to become the Office Manager for the CT office. After Newark Electronics acquired Car-Lac, Gregg moved into the role of Outside Sales Representative managing the larger, strategic accounts for the Connecticut office. After six years he began working with Heilind Electronics and continued there for 10 years. At Heilind, Greg was responsible for the territories of Connecticut, Western Massachusetts, and Westchester County, NY. Most recently he was the PEMCO Sales Manager (passive electromechanical and connectors). Gregg is a husband and a father of two young adult boys. Gregg attended Central Connecticut State University and received a degree in Marketing.

  • Favorite vacation spots/adventures: Caribbean cruises and Florida
  • Community/ Volunteer involvement: Medical response technician and Firefighter for the Killingworth Volunteer Fire Company. Active with the Boy Scouts.
  • Favorite pet: My English Cocker Spaniel, Oakley
  • On my bucket list: To own a boat and travel abroad
  • Hope to learn next: To obtain my commercial driver's license to drive fire trucks

Doug Pucci
Account Executive and Electrical Engineer - Rochester/Buffalo NY area

Doug joined RPI in 2008. He has held sales and management positions in the industry for more than 30 years and that experience has been fully concentrated within the upstate/western New York marketplace. Doug's previous employers include Arrow Electronics, Marshall Industries, and Richardson Electronics. In the role of northeast regional sales manager for Richardson, he focused on power, RF, passive/electromechanical components, and interconnect products. Doug also has experience with WiFi, point to point/multipoint, motor control, audio and RF amplifiers, and discrete semiconductors. Doug attended St. John Fisher College where he majored in Business Administration.

  • Favorite vacation spots/adventures: Myrtle Beach, Redmond, Oregon
  • Community/volunteer involvement: NY State Certified Peace Officer; Volunteer-Webster Special Police
  • On my bucket list: Get to Sicily and Bologna Italy!
  • Best kept secret: I play guitar, sing in a rock band, and hosted a Friday night radio show.
  • Hope to learn next: Fly an airplane

Michael Noble
Account Executive and Electrical Engineer- Syracuse NY area

Michael joined the RPI team in the Fall of 2010. His most recent position was as the Regional Sales Manager for Fluke Electronics. Prior to Fluke Michael worked as a Manufacturer's Representative for 10 years selling components and measurement equipment. Michael earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and an M.B.A. from Syracuse University.

  • Best Kept Secret - 20 Years and 30 pounds ago Michael ran a Marathon in 3:20.
  • Community Volunteer involvement - Greater Syracuse Works, helping displaced workers obtain employment.
  • On my Bucket List - Witness a hole-in-one. Not expecting it to be mine!
  • Hope to Learn Next - how to communicate with my teenage daughter.
  • Favorite Vacation Spot - Disney World

Betsy Hirsch
Inside Sales

Betsy joined RPI in 2007 after working with us part-time and after completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Women's Studies at the University of Rhode Island. Betsy provides outstanding customer service and gives quick, reliable, and informed support to our very busy team. Betsy diligently works to ensure that you, our valued business partners, receive what you need when you need it.

  • Favorite vacation spots/adventures: Glencolmcille, Co. Donegal, Ireland - A tiny ocean side village with incredible views, it was my favorite part of Ireland.
  • Favorite pets: my rescued dog, Fiona
  • On my bucket list: take a road trip across the country
  • Hope to learn next: how to drive a standard transmission car

Jo Morrill
Office Manager and Inside Sales

Jo joined RPI in 1991. Jo is responsible for key commercial and military accounts as well as coordinating and completing all that is needed in terms of principals' forecasts, rep. reviews, lead follow-ups, and more. She gives great customer sales and service while simultaneously managing our office with tremendous efficiency. Jo worked for several years as a business manager and office manager for a large dental practice before joining our team. She earned a Bachelor of Science in International Business from New Hampshire College.

  • Favorite vacation spots/adventures: Plum Island will always be a favorite destination; Boston to Bermuda cruise; Disney is always an adventure -but not always a good one!
  • Community/volunteer involvement: Very involved in my daughter's public charter school, Hill View Montessori in Haverhill, MA.
  • Favorite pets: Our adopted bunny Saber because he acts so much like a dog (without the barking and $ veterinary visits)
  • On my bucket list: Trip to Ireland to see where my grandparents were born and raised.
  • Best kept secret: I have no secrets.
  • Hope to learn next: How to really cook!

Russell Horwitz
IT Manager/ Marketing

Russell rejoined RPI after a 4 year venture into the Housing Construction Market. Previously he had worked for RPI for eight years. Prior to RPI, he had worked for a company who designed and manufactured Data Acquisition hardware and software. Russell earned an Diploma in Marketing Management from Birnum Business School in Johannesburg, South Africa.

  • Favorite vacation spots/adventures: Lower Peninsula on Lake Michigan, Harbour Springs, MI
  • Favorite pets: Proud owner of a Guinnea Pig named Chloe. Beautiful Golden Retriever named Tucker
  • On my bucket list: Travel to Australia, Europe and back to South Africa. Also to learn to speak Italian or Spanish.
  • Best kept secret: If I told, it would not be my best kept secret! :)
  • Hope to learn next: How to play guitar better!