Ensales Team

Executive Staff:

Barry Jones –  President

Barry graduated from UNC-Pembroke in 1990 with a degree in Business Administration. He immediately began his sales career with John Hancock Financial Services. In 1994 Barry left insurance sales to become a part of the Electric Utility industry. He joined Ensales in 1997 as a representative in North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware. Barry handles all Duke Energy, Eastern NC Municipals and Coops. Barry has been President of Ensales since 2011.

Jim Amiss – Vice President

Jim served with the United States Marine Corps from 1989-1993 as a Reconnaissance Team leader. Upon leaving the service, he began his sales career with utility Sales Associates, Inc. while attending John Tyler Community College. Jim temporarily left the industry in 1997 to become a Police Officer for the City of Richmond, VA. Two years later, he rejoined the sales industry as an Outside Plant Specialist in territory spanning Virginia through Georgia for Teltek Sales, Inc. Jim was hired by Ensales in 2002 to represent Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Delaware, and Pennsylvania. Jim handles all accounts in Virginia for Ensales.

Kurt Yingling – Chief Operating Officer

Kurt graduated from Penn Foster with AST-Electrical Engineering Technology Degree. He started in the industry in 1994, over his career he as served the “Inside Sales Rep” for CEEUS, served as the “Manager of Purchasing and Inventory Control” at Aiken Electric Cooperative, served as the “Outside Sales Manager” for Utiliserve, and most recently served as a “SC Territory Manager” for Hubbell Power Systems. He joined ENSALES in 2008 and has served as the President for a two start-up company by the name of Transformer Repair Utility Services & Utility Pole Inspections, which were purchased by Utility Partners of America back in 2018. He is currently the COO for Ensales overseeing internal operations and finance, while serves the SC Key Accounts Manage with responsibility for Dominion Energy SC and Santee Cooper.

Robert Wilson – Executive Partner      

Robert graduated from East Tennessee State University. Robert joined Ensales in January of 2004 to cover the area of western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee. He worked for Stuart Irby out of Johnson City, Tennessee for five years. Robert brings with him much knowledge of the utility industry and market. Robert currently covers Duke Energy, Western NC and eastern Tenn accounts.

Outside Sales Associates:

Bob Hutchinson

Bob served in the United States Air Force from 1961-1965.  After getting out of the military, he went to work with Penn Walt Sharpless Division doing inside sales for them from1966-1969.   In 1969 joined Elco Electronics as their Sales Manager covering the Midwest Territory for the next two years.  He joined Elastimold in 1971, where he worked in their International Sales Department covering Latin and South America, while working for Elastimold he was able to go back to school and finish his education.  Bob graduated from Delaware Valley University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration in 1978.  Later that same year, he joined Electrical Equipment Company as one of their managing partners, they were a manufacturer rep. company that covered New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and DC.  In 1982 Bob had an opportunity to acquire the company outright, he bought out his other partners and became the sole owner of the agency.  After building a very successful Agency over the years, he was approached in 2012 by Ensales Electrical Associates Inc regarding a merger of the two agencies. The two companies worked out a deal to merge the companies, and Bob joined the Ensales Electrical Associates team where he continued to cover the same accounts he has for the last 30+ years.    

Roberto Benevides

Roberto  joined the Ensales team in April of 2019. He graduated from Bloomsburg University with a degree in Business Administration and holds an MBA from Moravian College in Supply Chain Analytics. During his career, he held several roles in Finance and Supply Chain, which included but not limited to Senior Internal Auditor, Senior Buyer, and Senior Category Manager. The most recent role prior to joining Ensales was Senior Category Manager at PPL, which is a PA based utility, where he spent almost 4 years. He was responsible for the supply chain activities that accounted for spend levels of $90-110 million each year. Roberto will be handling accounts in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, and D.C. area.

Tyler Burns

Tyler joined Ensales in February of 2015, Tyler graduated from Wesley College in 2010 with a degree in Business Administration. Upon graduation he started his career in sales with State Farm Insurance. After two years in the insurance industry, he began his career in the utilities business with HD Supply Power Solutions. During his time with HD Supply he serviced customers from the D.C. area, Maryland, Delaware, and New Jersey. Tyler will handling accounts in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and D.C. area.

Adam Hart

Adam graduated from Francis Marion University in 2006 with B.A. in Public Relations. Adam played professional golf for 10 years on various mini tours, Korn Ferry Tour and PGA Tour. Following his professional golf career, he worked at Wesco Distribution as the SC Sales Rep covering Public Power for a little over 5 years and won a few awards as their top salesman, by almost doubling his territory sales over that 5-year period.

Inside Sales Support:

Michelle Jones

 Michelle joined the Ensales team at the start of 2014 to provide inside sales support, she has had a strong back ground in working with others a d good communication. She has been working the past several years as a substitute teacher in the local school system. She is a good addition to the Ensales team.

Faith Precise

 joined the Ensales team in August 2021 to provide inside sales support. She has a strong background working with medical office support in the local area.