Schneider Electric (Palatine, Ill.): Mary Frances Cox has been appointed vice president of operations at Schneider Electric North American Operating Division. Cox most recently served as vice president of manufacturing operations.

Burmeister (Minneapolis): Brad Slocum was named business development manager and brings valuable experience in management and information technology to his new position. His primary focus will be ERP implementation and enhanced business initiatives (EBI). In addition, Bob Meyer has accepted a new role and will begin his transition from HVTL operations to the application engineering department.

National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED, St. Louis): NAED has announced its new board of directors for 2004 - 2005: Peter de Steiger, chairman, Raymond de Steiger Inc., Sterling Heights, Mich.; Bill Elliott, chair-elect, Elliott Electric Supply, Nacogdoches, Texas; Tom Cloud, past chair, United Electric Supply Co. Inc., Wilmington, Del.; John Spoor, Eastern region vice president, State Electric Supply Co., Huntington, W. Va.; Barry McEachern, Western region vice president, Star Electric Supply Inc., Wichita, Kan.; Sam McCamy III, South-Central region vice president, Roden Electrical Supply, Knoxville, Tenn.; Bruce Leff, Eastern region vice president-elect, The H. Leff Electric Co., Cleveland, Ohio; Tammy Miller, Western region vice president-elect, Border States Electric Supply, Phoenix; Mike Ales, South-Central region vice president-elect, Werner Electric Supply Co., Neenah, Wis.; Sandra Rosecrans, member-at-large, City Electric Co. Inc., Syracuse, N.Y.; Thomas Isenberg, member-at-large, Western Extralite Co., Kansas City; Richard Waterman, member-at-large, Rexel Inc., Addison, Texas; Lawrence Stern, finance committee chair, Standard Electric Supply Co., Milwaukee; David Beattie, IDEA chair, McNaughton-McKay Electric Co., Madison Heights, Mich.; Denise Kelly, NAED Education & Research Foundation chair, The Hite Co., Altoona, Pa.; Robert Reynolds, NAED Education & Research Foundation chair-elect, Graybar Electric Co. Inc., St. Louis; Myers Lockard III, Strategic Focus chair, Hunzicker Brothers Inc., Oklahoma City; Cora Williams, TED Advisory chair, Ideal Electrical Supply Corp., Washington, D.C.; and T. Scott Lawhead, Your Emerging Talent (YET) chair, The Hite Co., Altoona, Pa.

Wago Corp. (Germantown, Wis.): Walter Brooks joins the company as regional sales manager covering the area of Georgia and South Carolina. Brooks comes to WAGO after spending six years with Automation Intelligence Inc., most recently as regional sales manager.

Leviton Manufacturing (Little Neck, N.Y.): Joel Manjarris has been appointed lighting controls sales specialist and will focus on the Texas market.

Industrial Electric Wire and Cable Inc. (IEWC, New Berlin, Wis.): Paul Bryant has been promoted to vice president, sales, marketing and purchasing. Chuck Kieffer, who has served as vice president for the last 10 years, is taking on the newly created position of vice president, business development.

Jack Wells, the former chairman of the board of directors of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and current vice president of corporate development for Pass & Seymour/Legrand, has received NFPA's most prestigious award, the Paul C. Lamb Award. The Paul C. Lamb Award honors members whose service to NFPA represents the height of voluntary spirit and deed. The Award was established in 1980 and is named for man who dedicated 35 years of service to the NFPA.

Stoneway Electric Supply (Spokane, Wash.): After 57 years in electrical distribution, the past 28 years as founder and owner of Stoneway Electric Supply, Edward E. Ralph retired May 3. After 28 years with Stoneway, Clifton Kelly was tapped to be president and chief executive officer. James Tobin will succeed Kelly as executive vice president. Also a 28-year Stoneway veteran, Tobin most recently served as vice president of purchasing. William J. “Jeff” Corrick, a 27-year Stoneway veteran, has been promoted to vice president/secretary/treasurer. Jack L. Lamb, another 28-year year veteran, has been promoted to vice president.