Omni Cable Corp. (West Chester, Pa.): John Russ II has been appointed general manager of the Western region and is based in San Francisco. Russ joins the company after eight years as sales manager with Bell Electric Supply.
Woodhead Industries Inc. (Deerfield, Ill.): G. Thomas McKane has been appointed director of the company. McKane is president and chief executive officer of A. M. Castle & Co., a publicly traded specialty metal company in Franklin Park, Ill. Previously, McKane was a senior vice president at Emerson Inc. McKane succeeds Dale Miller, who recently retired from the board.
Galvan Industries Inc. (Charlotte, N.C.): The company recently announced the promotion of Roger Montambo to vice president in charge of the company's electrical products division. He had served as the division's national sales manager since 1998 and has more than 28 years experience in the electrical industry.
W.A.C. Lighting Co. (Garden City, N.Y.): Marc Pfeiffer has been promoted to Eastern regional sales manager. He will manage sales reps throughout all territories east of the Mississippi River as well as the Caribbean and all of Canada. Pfeiffer is lighting certified by the National Council on Qualification for the Lighting Professionals (NCQLP), Alexandria, Va.
Border States Electric (BSE) Supply (Fargo, N.D.): Paul Madson retired from the company on March 31. Madson started with BSE in 1969 and had served as president and chief executive officer since 1984. Under Madson's leadership, BSE grew to 23 branch locations in 10 states and Mexico. Brad Thrall succeeds Madson as president.
Integrated Electrical Services Inc. (Houston): Donald C. Trauscht has been named to its board of directors. Trauscht is chairman of BW Capital Corp., a private investment company.
Hagemeyer North America (Atlanta): Steve Hartkopf has been appointed vice president, industrial marketing. Hartkopf had served as director, manufacturer alliances since May 2001. Prior to joining Hagemeyer, Hartkopf had an extensive background in various sales and marketing positions with manufacturers and e-commerce organizations. Kelley Ferguson has been appointed vice president, global integrated supply. In this new role, he will help develop integrated supply in Hagemeyer's European and Australian businesses. Ferguson will also play a key role in the development of global integrated supply customers, working to develop business in North America, Europe and Australia. Hagemeyer North America is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hagemeyer N.V., Naarden, the Netherlands.
Power Measurement (Victoria, British Columbia): The company has appointed Tony Sheaffer as district sales manager for the Southeastern United States. Based in Charlotte, N.C., Sheaffer will coordinate sales, service and support for the company's ION products throughout North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida.
Middle Atlantic Products/DataTel (Riverdale, N.J.): The company has announced the promotion of Michael Cukrow to marketing communications manager. Cukrow was formerly marketing communications coordinator.
Kirby Risk Electrical Supply (Lafayette, Ind.): Rick Orbick has been promoted to division manager in Richmond, Ind. Most recently, he was sales manager at this branch. He joined Kirby Risk Electrical Supply in January 1993 as location manager for Richmond Electric Supply.
Guth Lighting, a subsidiary of the JJI Lighting Group Inc. (St. Louis): Chuck Davis has been named Southwestern regional sales manager. He was previously employed by Holophane and is presently vice president of the St. Louis IES section.
Micron Industries Corp. (Elmhurst, Ill.): David Long has been named vice president, sales and marketing. Long brings more than 20 years of electrical-industry management experience to the position. Most recently, he served as director, sales and marketing at Ideal DataComm.
A.L.P. Lighting Components Inc. (Niles, Ill.): Greg Lindquist has joined the company as Eastern regional sales manager for the distribution segment. He brings a wealth of sales experience in a variety of industries. Most recently, Lindquist was a regional sales manager for Magnecraft & Stuthers-Dunn.
Independent Electrical Contractors (Alexandria, Va.): Marc Katz will join IEC as vice president of government affairs and legislation on April 29. Katz has nearly 20 years of experience in trade association management and on Capitol Hill, most recently as deputy director, Office of White House Liaison, U.S. Department of Labor for the Bush Administration. The Atlanta chapter of the Independent Electrical Contractors named Mark Tibbetts member of the year. Tibbetts is CEO of Tibs Group Inc., Suwanee, Ga.
Electro-Federation Canada (Miss-issauga, Ontario): Timothy “Tim” MacDonald, president and chief executive officer of Ideal Supply Co., a family-owned distributorship based in Listowel, Ontario, has been elected chair of Electro-Federation Canada. MacDonald succeeds Charlie Cipolla, president, Rockwell Automation Canada, who will continue to serve on the board as past chair. Joining MacDonald as members of the board's executive team are: Paul Frew, vice president and director, corporate government relations, Motorola Canada, as vice chair; Milos Jancik, president of Moeller Electric Inc., as secretary; and Bob Brews, president of RL Brews Ltd., as treasurer. Doug Baldwin, president, Electro-Federation Canada is also a member of the board.
Holophane (Newark, Ohio): Rick Clark has been appointed regional sales manager of the newly established Heartland Region 10, which includes eastern Kentucky, central and southern Ohio, Tennessee and western West Virginia. Clark launched his career with the company in 1991 as a sales representative in central Ohio.
Electrical Apparatus Service Association (St. Louis): Thomas Bishop has joined the association's staff of technical support specialists. Bishop brings more than 30 years of electrical apparatus industry experience. Most recently, he was vice president of engineering for Longo Electrical-Mechanical Inc.
Charles “Chuck” Pahl, chairman of J.H. Larson Co., Minneapolis, is the winner of the 2002 North Central Electrical League (NCEL) GEM Award. The GEM award, which stands for “going the extra mile,” is presented annually to an individual who has made specific contributions to the overall improvement of the electrical industry. A 51-year industry veteran, Pahl's contributions to the electrical industry include his focus on training, education and development of employees.