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
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
10 Trends that Will Shake the Industry  1
With the 24/7 assault of tweets, blog postings and other social media, as well as the more traditional forms of communication, it's sometimes difficult
Jim Lucy, Chief Editor, Electrical Wholesaling
An Economic Spring: Electrical Economy Future Market Opportunities

It looks like we can finally expect some solid but not spectacular growth. The residential market is rebounding and most construction economists have pegged the all-important nonresidential market for 4% to 8% growth in 2013.

Successful Successions
When you really want to feel the pulse of a family-owned business, ask the owner about his or her succession plan. In a perfect world, all business owners
Smooth Succession Planning
Take a look at yourself in the mirror. You are an independent manufacturers' representative in the electrical market. Like many reps, you got into the
National Factbook
When Electrical Wholesaling's editors looked over their favorite economic indicators for the electrical market, they were surprised by how many of the
Game Changers
Few new ideas come around that spark change as earth-shaking as the revolution LEDs have touched off in the lighting market or the transformation tablets
Top Ten News Stories of 2012
The economy is a downer once again It's hardly news that business has been a bit of a disappointment for most electrical companies this year. But it was
What We Learned from Superstorm Sandy
Every distributor, rep, manufacturer, contractor or other electrical professional who lives or works within Superstorm Sandy's 250-mile-long swath of
What We Learned from Superstorm Sandy
As the East Coast recovers from this catastrophic storm, the region’s electrical industry is a key player in the restoration efforts.

 

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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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