Wiedenbach-Brown Co. Inc. (New Rochelle, N.Y.): Doug Carver joins the distributor as national account executive, focusing on the Pacific Northwest and northern California markets and providing expertise in LED and fiber-optic lighting. Previously with Super Vision International as national accounts manager and director of architectural lighting, Carver dealt with more than 80 lighting agencies across the United States and Canada, including Wiedenbach-Brown.

Kirby Risk (Lafayette, Ind.): A 30-year Kirby Risk veteran, Steve Ward has been promoted to the new position of vice president, business development support services. He will be responsible for designing and implementing a company-wide telesales initiative and will also coordinate development of an Internet catalog/storefront as well as continue his responsibilities as vice president, southern Illinois district. Jeff Skiles has been appointed director, technology support. Formerly, he was logistics team leader for the company's conversion to the Eclipse operating system. Roger Victor has been appointed branch manager in Crawfordsville, Ind. With Kirby Risk since 1973, Victor most recently served as operations manager at the regional distribution center in Indianapolis. Greg Fenter has been appointed branch manager for the Columbus, Ind., branch. Most recently, he was national sales manager for assembly systems in Indianapolis.

Cooper Industries Ltd. (Houston): Thomas Kellagher has been named senior vice president, strategic planning and business development. Kellagher joins Cooper from Pennzoil-Quaker State where he was group vice president and chief financial officer.

Leviton Manufacturing Co. (Little Neck, N.Y.): Mark Fogel was appointed corporate vice president of human resources. Most recently, he was corporate director of human resources.

Klein Tools (Chicago): Bringing more than 26 years industry experience, Steve Norris has been appointed western regional manager, responsible for sales, marketing and operations for the 11 western states.

Bridgeport Fittings (Stratford, Conn.): Steven Schneider has been appointed eastern U.S. regional sales manager. Schneider's prior experience includes regional sales management for Plymouth Rubber, Advanced Transformer, and most recently, Essex Electrical Products.

Independent Electrical Contractors (Alexandria, Va.): IEC has inducted its 2004 national officers: President J.B. Wise of Wise Electric Inc., Monument, Colo; Senior Vice President John Biagas of Bay Electric Co. Inc., Newport News, Va.; Vice Presidents David Ekmark of Ekmark Electric Co. Inc., Memphis, Tenn., and John Quebe of KenMor Electric, Houston; Treasurer Dennis Thomas of Thomco Electric Inc., Beltsville, Md.; and Secretary Denny Denier of Denier Electric Co. Inc., Ross, Ohio. Gene Mini of VJ Mini & Son Inc., Boonton, N.J., will serve as immediate past president.

Littelfuse Inc. (Des Plaines, Ill.): Gordon Hunter has been named chief operating officer. Hunter had been a director since June 2002. Previously, he was vice president of Intel Corp.'s Intel Communications Group and general manager of the Optical Products Group.

Tyco International Ltd. (Pembroke, Bermuda): James Harman has been appointed vice president of advertising and branding. In this newly created position, Harman will be responsible for Tyco International's corporate marketing communications, advertising, reputation and brand management and identity. Harman joins Tyco International from General Electric Co., where he spent 23 years, most recently as manager of corporate advertising.

OBITUARY

Darryl Wayne Harman Jr., who worked with his father to establish and build Richmond Electric Supply Co., Richmond, Va., died Aug. 17. He was 33. He is survived by his father and stepmother, Darryl W. Harman Sr. and Marcia Harman; mother and stepfather, Linda and Richard Branch; sister, Kristie Cummins; and his brother, Jon Michael.