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Itasca, Ill -- The National Safety Council (NSC) has appointed Edward Charles to be the new Executive Director of National Sales. Charles comes to the NSC with a wealth of experience in sales, national accounts management, marketing and general management.  He will be responsible for national sales as well as NSC-owned chapters, including territories of Atlanta, Orlando, San Francisco, Texas, Seattle, Southern California, Kentucky, Virginia and Chicago.   

Charles spent 16 years with Xerox Corporation in various field, headquarters and executive positions in sales, marketing and product development. He headed the Xerox Corporation's National Accounts Organization.  He made significant contributions as Vice President of Sales, Central Area with Herman Miller, a leading global provider of office furniture and services; Vice President Sales & Marketing with Lantech, Inc., a manufacturer of stretch wrapping equipment, conveyors and palletizers; and with BOBST, a Swiss headquartered packaging company as Business Unit Manager for their Post Specialty Folder Gluer Group. Most recently, Charles was with Horton Automatic, a Division of Overhead Door as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. 

"We are delighted to have Mr. Charles join us," said NSC's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Ted Borek.  "He brings a wealth of marketing, sales, and national accounts management experience that will help us expand our customer base and strengthen our national effort to increase awareness of the Council and its lifesaving mission."  

The National Safety Council, America's safety and health leader for 90 years, is a nongovernmental public service organization dedicated to protecting life and promoting health.  With 50 local chapters around the country and members representing 37,500 business and labor organizations, schools, public agencies and private groups, the NSC is the nation's leading safety and health organization.
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