Gary Patterson is the Vice President – Northern Region of Power Line Supply (PLS). Gary’s primary focus is to provide the strategic planning and execution of the vision within PLS distribution services to both its customers and suppliers. Additionally, Gary is the Business Unit Manager for the joint venture between USC and The Ideal Group called Ideal Utility Services. With Ideal Utility Services Gary developed a Ballistic Barrier which he holds a patent application for. Gary joined PLS in February of 2010. Prior, Gary worked in the Auto Industry in the supplier space providing Thermal products to the Heavy Truck industry as well as passenger vehicles. Gary has always been an innovative thinker and holds a patent application for a high-performance Charge Air Cooler. Gary has a Master’s Degree from Northwood University in Business Administration with a minor in Finance. Gary and his wife enjoy spending time with their son boating and other outdoor activities.