Steve Gunther currently serves as General Manager of Peerless Electronics Inc. and serves as one of the company’s trustees for the 401k Savings and Investment plan. Steve has over 35 years of experience in the electronics distribution industry. Steve began his electronic component distribution career in 1989 as an inside sales Account Manager. Steve worked with Senior Management to develop an Export and Redistribution division and was ultimately promoted to run that division as their Regional Manager of Export Markets for that distributor. Since joining Peerless in 2001, Steve has held various positions including Inside Sales Manager, New York Branch Manager and National Sales Manager. During his tenure, Steve has raised the level of corporate expectations specific to performance, communication, and processes. As General Manager, Steve overseas Sales and Purchasing and is involved in contract negotiations with customers and manufacturers. Steve works with Sales and Purchasing Management to develop customer and vendor specific solutions that take advantage of our flexibility as a small business and dedication to operational excellence. Steve and his wife Karen live in Sayville; the town they grew up in and the town where they raised their family. In 1994, California State University at Fresno designated Sayville the “friendliest town in America”; presumably because Steve lived there.