Kirby Risk Electrical Supply (Lafayette, Ind.): Brad Morrison has been appointed area sales manager for the Indianapolis and Shelbyville, Ind., industrial markets. He has been with Kirby Risk since 1978, most recently as industrial sales manager for the Indianapolis 26th Street branch. Joe Conti, with more than 10 years at the company, has been appointed branch manager for the Evansville, Ind., branch. Formerly, he was an account manager assisting with the start-up of this new location. Clay Rosser has been appointed branch manager for the Terre Haute, Ind., branch where he was formerly an account manager.
Service Wire Co. (Culloden, W.V.): A 20-year veteran with Service Wire, Kevin Rice has been appointed plant manager for its Culloden, W.V., facility. Charles Weisberg, also a 20-year company veteran, has been promoted to regional sales manager for the Western United States. Jack Lopez recently moved to the sales department from the quality control department, which he managed for two years.
Dealers Electrical Supply (Waco, Texas): Daryl Donaldson was named Eastern division manager, based in Tyler, Texas. Jay Heidenheimer was appointed Southern division sales manager, previously serving as branch manager at one of the Austin branches. Previously the branch's operation manager, Randy Kinsey succeeds Heidenheimer as branch manager. Other changes include the appointments of the following branch managers: David Jones, Tyler, Texas; Garth Flack, Amarillo, Texas; and Jimmy Davis, Tulsa, Okla.
Universal Lighting Technologies (Nashville, Tenn.): John Cairo has been appointed chief operating officer. Most recently, Cairo was vice president of manufacturing for Johnson Controls Worldwide. With more than 20 years experience in the electrical lighting and ballast industry, Don Lewinski joins the company as region sales manager for the Northeast.
Warshauer Electric Supply (Tinton Falls, N.J.): Sam Mann joins the distributor as an inside salesperson in the New Brunswick, N.J., facility. He spent the last six years at Monarch Electric as counter sales manager.
Hoffman Enclosures Inc. (Anoka, Minn.): Joel Schwane has been appointed U.S. Central region sales manager for Hoffman's datacom division. Schwane most recently served as a regional sales manager for Chatsworth Corp.
Software Solutions Inc. (Atlanta, Ga.): Geoff Ashley has been appointed vice president, business development. He brings more than 20 years experience in the software industry to Software Solutions. Most recently, Ashley served as director of business development for Navision Software U.S., a mid-market ERP provider.
Columbia Electric Supply Inc. (Brockton, Mass.): Columbia Electric Supply recently announced the following additions to its team: Jean Shirey, accounting manager; Karen Falvey, director of marketing; Bruce Holbrook, sales manager; Scott Dupre, branch manager, Fall River, Mass.; and Brian Coe, warehouse manager.
Jefferson Electric Inc. (Franklin, Wis.): With more than 30 years experience servicing the electrical distribution industry, George Mergel has been appointed vice president sales and marketing. He will oversee distribution and OEM business channels in addition to new business development.
Philips Lighting Co., North American Division (Somerset, N.J.): Erik Bouts has been appointed president and chief executive officer, responsible for lighting operations in the United States, Mexico and Canada. Bouts comes to Philips Lighting with more than 16 years experience at Royal Philips Electronics. Bouts succeeds Larry Wilton, who retired.