PERTH AMBOY, N.J. — Jim Lakatos has joined Englert Inc. as director of sales for its five company-owned LeafGuard operations, responsible for all sales and sales training. 

Lakatos has more than 23 years of experience in the home improvement products field and 44 years total career experience in sales. He joins Englert from LeafGuard by Beldon, where he headed sales training for three years for the nation’s largest franchisee of the unique, one-piece hooded LeafGuard gutter system. Prior to heading up training, the Indiana native had served in sales at LeafGuard Chicago for 13 years, winning the top salesperson’s award nine of those 13 years. He was a million-dollar seller for 12 years.  Earlier in his career, as a member of the board of directors of the Better Business Bureau in Northern Indiana, he created and grew that organization’s sales program from scratch.

Lakatos holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Indiana State University in Terra Haute and is active in community theater, performing in musical comedies for more than 30 years.

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