SERVING THE INDUSTRY OVER SIXTY FIVE YEARS

Kerr Engineered Sales Company is known for over 65 years of knowledge and expertise in natural gas, pipeline, industrial, water and power industries. From stopple or pig orders to complex, fully integrated systems, Kerr delivers depth and level of service that cannot be beat. Cost savings and efficiency are the goals for every project.

“The Kerr staff knows the industry better than our own employees.” is often said by the companies represented.  Our hands-on approach and extensive product application knowledge is trusted to provide solutions and ensure the job is done. Efficient, safe systems that avoid factory shutdowns and costly mechanical failures across multiple industries is what Kerr has been providing since 1952.

History 1952 - 2017

A. J. Kerr Sr. (Art) founded Kerr Engineered Sales Company in 1952 after a twenty eight year career in sales and marketing to the oil, gas and water industries including Vice President of Sales for Rockwell Manufacturing Company. He uncovered a need for technical sales and solutions for manufacturers expanding to the northeast. Art and son Jack (A.J. Kerr, Jr.) formed the company to meet this need initially for two manufacturers, T. D. Williamson, Inc. and Peerless Mfg. Co. who continue to partner with Kerr 65 years later.


David and Thomas, Jack’s sons have been running the company since 1997. Together with the team of application specialists and inside sales, they continue the tradition of high touch service and technical expertise while adapting to the constant changes in the industries.

Our Team

David B. Kerr

President

david.kerr@kerrengineeredsales.com
412-860-8523

David joined Kerr in 1987 after graduating from Penn State University. He started as a Sales Representative and became President/Chief Operations Officer in 1997 David is a past Chairman of the Eastern Gas Compression Roundtable (2005), and also holds memberships with Ohio Gas Association, The Energy Association of Pennsylvania, and the Guild of Ancient Supplers. David leads operations, Principal relationships and continues to handle accounts in PA and Ohio.

THOMAS W. KERR

VP SALES AND MARKETING

thomas.kerr@kerrengineeredsales.com
412-860-8525

Thomas joined Kerr as a sales representative in 1994 after working in a public accounting firm and graduating from Penn State University. Since 1997, he has served as Vice President. Thomas is a member of the Society of Gas Operators and a committee member of the Appalachian Gas Measurement Short Course. He leads sales activities in all territories, and maximizes the efficiency of sales and new business.

 

A. J. KERR, JR. (JACK)

CHAIRMAN

jack.kerr@kerrengineeredsales.com
412-860-8524

After receiving a degree in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University, Jack received his M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. He has served Kerr since 1952 including Sales Engineer, Vice President, President (1968-1989), President/Chairman (1989-1997). Since 1997 he has served as Chairman/Chief Executive Office.  Jack is a founding committee member of the Eastern Gas Compression Roundtable (Chairman in 1989) and the Family Firm Institute, Pittsburgh Chapter.

 

DARYL M. SMITH, SR.

senior APPLICATION SPECIALIST

daryl.smith@kerrengineeredsales.com
804-690-3141

Daryl joined Kerr in 1999 and has excelled and grown with the company.  He is a senior application specialist covering West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Washington, DC area. He and his family are relocating to Pittsburgh in 2016. Prior to joining Kerr, Daryl was a business owner in an independent printing company.

 

RONALD T. COMER

Senior APPLICATION SPECIALIST

ron.comer@kerrengineeredsales.com
856-981-6526

Ron joined Kerr in 2006 and provides senior product and service solutions along with technical support to customers within the Mid-Atlantic region. Ron’s professional background includes sales and marketing in Software, Retail Technology and HVAC industries with a focus on National/Key Account Management, Business Alliance Development, Product Development/Market Positioning, and New Markets. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Minnesota State University. Ron resides in New Jersey.

SCOTT MARA

Senior APPLICATION SPECIALIST

scott.mara@kerrengineeredsales.com
518-424-3471

Scott joined Kerr staff in 2010 to service customers in the upstate New York and New England areas. He has natural gas industry experience with products and services for line stopping, hot tapping, gas leak detection, and line locating. Scott’s background also includes significant industrial application experience.

 

JANET CORNELL

SENIOR SALES COORDINATOR

janet.cornell@kerrengineeredsales.com
412-216-9797

Janet joined Kerr in 2008 to develop and grow inside sales. She brings many years experience as a sales representative and office manager for a travel agency. Her customer service experience and many talents are invaluable. She is a direct contact and master problem solver between customers, principals and sales.

SAMANTHA PARENTE

APPLICATION SPECIALIST

samantha.parente@kerrengineeredsales.com
412-297-2617

Samantha joined in 2013 to develop new products and applications. She serves as technical support in the Western Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia area. She also provides inside customer support. Her professional background includes experience in Public Relations, Experiential Marketing, Qualitative Research, Consumer Insights, and Customer Care. She is located in Pittsburgh, PA and is a proud resident.

 

JONATHAN DEAL

APPLICATION SPECIALIST SUPPORT

jonathan.deal@kerrengineeredsales.com
412-600-8676

Prior to coming to Kerr, Jonathan Deal has had four years of experience as a Landman in the Oil and Gas Industry, and also as a commercial real-estate Analyst for JLL.  He attended Grove City College, is a US Navy Veteran, and resides in Pittsburgh.

Nigel Belshaw

Operations Manager

nigel.belshaw@kerrengineeredsales.com
412-860-8527

Nigel joined Kerr in 2016 to support operations, HR, finance and to grow inside sales. His experience spans a successful career in the British army and working as General Manager of a high risk security and aviation firm in Kenya. He studied Humanities at the Open University in UK and Finance and Management at London South Bank University.

 

SHARON MURPHY

OFFICE MANAGER

sharon.murphy@kerrengineeredsales.com
412-362-6556

Sharon joined Kerr in 1989. Sharon manages customer orders and office support. She loves helping customers and meeting new people.

 

INDUSTRY AFFILIATIONS

American Water Works Association
www.awwa.org

Energy Association of Pennsylvania
www.energypa.org

Northeast Gas Association
www.northeastgas.org

Eastern Gas Compression Roundtable
Jack Kerr was a Founder and past Chairman (1979)
David Kerr is also a past Chairman (2005)
www.egcr.org

Appalachian Underground Corrosion Shortcourse
www.aucsc.com

Ohio Gas Association
www.ohiogasassoc.org

Manufacturers’ Agents National Association (Associate members)
www.manaonline.org

American Gas Association
www.aga.org

Appalachian Gas Measurement Short Course
Thomas Kerr is a general committee member
www.agmsc.com

Society of Gas Operators
www.esogo.org

Rotary
www.rotary.org

Guild of Ancient Supplers
David Kerr is a member