Jim Lucy

Jim
Lucy
Chief Editor,
Electrical Wholesaling Magazine

Jim Lucy has been wandering through the electrical market for more than 30 years, most of the time as an editor for Electrical Wholesaling, Electrical Marketing newsletter and CEE News. During that time he and the editorial team for the publications have won numerous national awards for their coverage of the electrical business. He showed an early interest in electricity, when as a youth he had an idea for a hot dog cooker. Unfortunately, the first crude prototype malfunctioned and the arc nearly blew him out of his parents' basement.

Before becoming an editor for Electrical Wholesaling magazine and Electrical Marketing, he earned a BA degree in journalism and a MA in communications from Glassboro State College, Glassboro, NJ., which is formerly best known as the site of the 1967 summit meeting between President Lyndon Johnson and Russian Premier Aleksei Nikolayevich Kosygin, and now best known as the New Jersey state college that changed its name in 1992 to Rowan University because of a generous $100 million donation by N.J. zillionaire industrialist Henry Rowan. Jim is a Brooklyn-born Jersey Guy happily transplanted in the fertile plains of Kansas for the past 20 years. 

Articles
Future View: Technologies that will transform the electrical industry 
In the Feb. 2013 cover story, "10 Trends That Will Shake the Industry," we made our picks for the trends now having the most impact on the electrical wholesaling industry.
Tool Time in Milwaukee
Milwaukee Tool’s annual New Product Symposium offers editors, web bloggers and DIY television personalities a hands-on look at what it has been developing in its R&D labs in Brookfield, Wis.
Times & Trends: A Passion for Work 
Why is it that passion for work isn’t more common, and why can it be so difficult to create a corporate culture that feeds it? All too often companies are instead inhabited by workplace creatures who sap the lifeblood out of a firm.
Crescent Electric Supply Profile: Orchestrating Change 
When you visit Crescent Electric Supply’s headquarters in East Dubuque, Iowa, you get a strong sense of the company’s past, present and future.
Trimble Buys Trade Service to Build Out Estimating, Project Management Software 
Trade Service Co., San Diego, has been acquired by Trimble, Sunnyvale, Calif., a big name in project management software, estimating systems and related tools for the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) market.
Top 200 Electrical Distributors of 2013 Article | Electrical Wholesaling Magazin
Top 200 Electrical Distributors of 2013 Article 
Electrical Wholesaling’s annual ranking of the largest distributors of electrical supplies is more than just a listing of the companies with the highest sales volume, Since Andrea Herbert, the magazine’s late chief editor, started compiling it back in the late 1970s, the Top 200 listing has proven to be an accurate reflection of the market as a whole.
The Uncertain Economic Spring

Most distributors, manufacturers and reps were hoping that by the time their tulips started to bloom in 2013 they would be enjoying some decent growth.

Graybar Branches Out
Graybar Electric Co., St. Louis, is continuing its aggressive branch expansion campaign with the opening of new branches in Binghamton, N.Y. and Williamsport, Pa. The company will also be adding a customer counter and on-site inventory to its existing location in Hudson Valley, N.Y.
Pumped Up for Profits: Electrical supplies in the oil patch
For some distributors and reps, opportunities in the oil and gas industry are a bright spot in the otherwise lackluster electrical economy.
GE Lighting celebrates 100th anniversary
GE Lighting, Cleveland, took some time yesterday to celebrate its 100th year anniversary at its Nela Park, Ohio, campus with members of its executive team
Electrical Wholesaling's 2012 Top 200 Electrical Distributors: Analysis & Commentary
2012 got off to a strong start for many Top 200 distributors.
Delivering on Expectations: Thoughts on AmazonSupply.com's impact on electrical distribution
Amazonsupply.com’s intentions as an online distributor represent a real alternative to existing market channels.
The Market's Wild West
Two new technologies are now riding down Electric Avenue and shooting up conventional distribution strategies. I am talking about the LED (light-emitting
2013 Lighting Rebates Update
Some of the largest utility rebate programs in the nation are once again loaded with rebates and other financial incentives to help end users with their

 

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The North American electrical wholesaling industry is being rocked by mergers & acquisitions, advances in technology, new competition from offshore and an uncertain economy. In this 60-minute webinar, Electrical Wholesaling Chief Editor Jim Lucy will discuss the changes in the electrical market now having the most impact on electrical distributors, electrical manufacturers and independent manufacturers’ reps....More
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