Markline Technologies, a multi-line manufacturers representative for electronic components, subsystems and complete system solutions, provides product marketing through direct and distribution sales to business customers in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska and Southern Illinois.

Since 1989, Markline continues its growth strategy by building on a foundation of experience and market knowledge. We believe a successful professional sales organization is built on the enthusiasm of the associates with goals to maintain a high degree of ethics and professionalism. At Markline each personal has the training and experience to help you reach your sales objectives. Markline is headquartered in Shawnee, Kansas. The territory is also serviced from St. Louis, Missouri, Wichita, Kansas and Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

People of Markline

Kevin Vincent
Kevin VincentPresident

Kevin took the helm of Markline Technologies in 2020 after 7 successful years in various sales roles within the company.

Based in our Shawnee, KS office, Kevin brings sales and engineering design experience to his customers.  Kevin promotes our distributor lines calling on our key distributors, conducting training, and scheduling buddy calls. This gives him insight and knowledge into the product requirements and decision-making processes of our customers.

His degrees in Biology and Physical Science from Pittsburg State University together with experience in agricultural sales and as an instructor for computer-aided design and 3-D modeling bring value to our customers.

Kevin lives in Shawnee with his wife Carrie and their three children, Landon, Blayne and Sadie. A Kansas Jayhawks fan, he also enjoys the fine art of cooking, travel and many outdoor activities.

Tom
TomSales Manager

Based in our St. Louis office, Tom brings 25+ years of sales experience to Markline.  Tom has served in various roles within the electronics market in the Missouri, Iowa and Southern Illinois territory.

Tom excels at building and managing high performance strategic partner alliances, servicing manufacturing, distribution and industrial channels.   Tom possesses superior presentation and interpersonal skills and is a proficient sales trainer and communicator.

Tom is well tuned to the St. Louis OEM and Distribution markets, building lasting relationships with Engineers and Purchasing Managers.  He knows his products and has excellent relationships with Markline principals.  Tom is active within the local ERA chapter.

Tom lives in Fenton, MO   Tom enjoys family time, having a meal on the Hill at his son’s restaurant and refereeing local soccer matches.

Nathan Shire
Nathan ShireTechnical Support & IT Manager

Nathan brings a wealth of IT knowledge and experience to Markline.  Nathan keeps the internal computer systems functional and updated to allow the sales personnel to have the critical data needed to assist our customers.  Nathan also provides sales support and reporting.

As a graduate of Pittsburg State Univeristy and employment at seveal large IT based companies in the Kansas City area, Nathan is well suited to guide Markline’s technology efforts.

Nathan lives in nearby Lawrence, KS with his wife Maya and their son Alecsander (Iskie).  A huge Kansas Jayhawks fan,  Nathan is always ready to discuss the latest game.  He also enjoys the many outdoor activities the midwest has to offer.

Mark Higgins
Mark HigginsDirector
Despite passing the torch in 2020, Mark has maintained a steady presence within Markline.  Mark founded Markline in 1989 and successfully guided it to the sales organization it is today.

Mark has an extensive background in sales and is an electrical engineer by education. He has sold system and component products for over thirty-five years in the territory beginning his career with Texas Instruments. Preceding his sales career, Mark was one of the first microprocessor design engineers for Boeing in Wichita.

As a MANA (Manufacturers Agents National Association) Board member, past-President of the local ERA (Electronic Representatives Association) Chapter, and past-Chairman of ERA’s regional trade show, Mark has developed and maintained contacts in virtually all areas of electronic sales throughout the area.

Mark is married to Paula and they have three sons and eight grandchildren. In his spare time, he enjoys golf, photography and home projects, and he is a long-time fan of the KC Royals.