General Cable Corp., Highland Heights, Ky., has named Roderick (Roddy) Macdonald head of U.S. and Canadian sales organizations. He was previously senior vice president and general manager, electrical cables.

GE Supply, Shelton, Conn., has announced the appointment of a number of new management staff: Mike Jefferson has been named branch manager at Pompano, Fla., and the Miami sales office. Jerry James has been named branch manager in Jacksonville, Fla.; Gainesville, Fla.; Savannah, Ga.; and the Hilton Head, S.C., sales offices. Steve DiArchangel has been named branch manager at South Plainfield, N.J., and Happauge, N.Y. Greg Vahsoltz has been named branch manager at Las Vegas. Ron Gibson has been named branch manager at Phoenix. Brian Searle has been named branch manager at Boise, Idaho. Domenic DiPalma has been named branch operations manager at Greenville, S.C. John Hamernick has been named branch manager at Houston. In Puerto Rico, Joe Carlo has been named manager, GE Supply Del Caribe for San Juan, Barceloneta and Mayaguez. Carlos Poventud has been named sales manager at San Juan. Pedro Purcell has been named branch operations manager at GE Supply Del Caribe.

Varon Lighting Inc., Wauconda, Ill., named David Walsh president and chief operating officer of the company's Manufacturers' Lighting L.L.C. subsidiary, also known as Malcor. He was most recently regional vice president in charge of OEM sales for Venture Lighting. Warren Hecht has been named vice president and chief financial officer for Varon Lighting.

Albin James has been named national accounts manager for Intermatic Inc., Spring Grove, Ill. He was previously with the Rittal Corp.

BICSI, Tampa, Fla., the international telecommunications association has elected five officers to its board of directors. Board members are elected by the general membership and serve two-year terms. Newly elected directors are: President-elect Russell Oliver, RCDD/LAN specialist, CTC Communications, Waltham, Mass.; Treasurer Mel Lesperance, RCDD, Ortronics Inc., Tampa, Fla.; Region 1 Director Edward Donelan, RCDD/LAN Specialist, Telecom Infrastructure Corp., Brewster, N.Y.; Region 3 Director Albert Feaster, RCDD, ADC, Minneapolis; and Region 6 Director Carole El Zein, Anixter International, Roissy, Cedex, France. The new officers will be installed at BICSI's Winter Conference, Jan. 21-24, 2002, in Orlando, Fla. At that meeting, current President-elect John Payseur, RCDD/LAN Specialist, BellSouth Telecommunications Inc., Charlotte, N.C., will become BICSI's new president, replacing Richard Powell, RCDD, Krone Inc., Orlando, Fla.

Rick Hurst has been promoted to director of distributor sales and marketing for Grasslin Controls, Mahwah, N.J., a GE Industrial Systems company. He was previously national sales manager for electrical sales. Peter Greisinger, CPMR, has been hired as central region sales manager. He was previously with Bending Technologies Inc.

Georgia Underground, Forest Park, Ga., has appointed Randy Benhart as outside sales representative. He was previously with Condux International.

John LaMontagne has been named Northeastern regional sales manager for the lighting control division of Leviton, Little Neck, N.Y. He was previously with Copley Controls Corp.

Beacon Products Inc., Sarasota, Fla., has appointed Robert Hemple vice president for marketing and sales. Hemple was previously national sales manager for Architectural Landscape Lighting Inc.

Robin Conway has been appointed vice president of marketing and sales for Stingray Lighting Inc., Escondido, Calif. She was most recently with Cooper Lighting as product and marketing manager for HALO, Emerald and Edison track and recessed product lines.