ADD Systems wishes a very happy retirement to one of our long-term employees, Frank Chamberlin.
Frank, a Navy veteran, began his career in the energy distribution industry in 1968 as a salesman at Burroughs, selling bookkeeping and accounting software to fuel oil companies. He moved on to become a salesman at Scully Data Systems. There, he sold online software for fuel oil companies and was eventually promoted to Sales Manager.
After 11 years, Scully left the software development business. Frank decided to take on a position at GISI as a Regional Eastern Sales Representative, selling convenience store software packages. After leaving GISI, he worked in land development before eventually joining ADD Systems in the 1990s.
Hired into Sales by Bruce A. Bott, Frank was named New England Sales Representative. Under Frank’s watchful eye, ADD Systems prospered in the New England Market, where he was known as a trusted advisor to many of his clients. Never one to beat around the bush, Frank grew a reputation as a straight shooter who stood by his word.
Later in his career, Frank considered an early retirement, but at the encouragement of Bruce, he became a Sales Training Consultant with ADD. In this role, he worked with newer sales people as part of ADD Systems’ continued growth plan, and he helped shape the sales styles of a new generation working in territories all across the United States.
Bruce C. Bott, President of ADD Systems, who worked with Frank early on in his own sales career, said that Frank’s contribution to the company’s success was significant. “I learned some great lessons from Frank over the years. His dedication and loyalty to the company and his customers were valuable foundations for me,” said Bruce. “I am really happy for him and know he will enjoy his retirement. Frank’s got a lot of fishing to catch up on, and I know spending time with family is also high on his list.”
After nearly 50 years in the energy distribution industry, Frank leaves ADD Systems in good hands with sales reps who continue his practice of being a trusted advisor to their customers and speaking from the heart. He plans to spend his retirement traveling and pursuing his long-time passions of cooking and volunteering in his community.
We wish Frank the best of luck and thank him for his commitment, wisdom and dedication.