Davis Wholesale Electric (North Hollywood, Calif.): Steve Goldsworthy joins Davis Wholesale Electric as vice president of sales and marketing. Goldsworthy has 11-plus years of sales and managerial experience at SimplexGrinnell.
Ultrawatt Energy Systems Inc. (Fort Myers, Fla.): Franklin B. Sullivan has been appointed president and chief executive officer. He succeeds Tim Yablonowski, who was elevated to chairman at the same time. Sullivan joined Ultrawatt in 2004 as senior vice president, business development.
Chicago Electric Association: Ed Marinelli, president of Electri-Flex, Roselle, Ill., was recognized for his accomplishments in the industry. Marinelli's nomination into the Hall of Fame was based on the accomplishments of his 40-year career in the industry.
Nexans (New Holland, Pa.): Bill Barrett has been promoted to vice president, general market, for Nexans Energy USA Inc. division. In this role, Barrett is responsible for U.S. sales activities for the electrical distributor market.
Klein Tools (Chicago): Carol Peduzzi joins Klein Tools as national accounts manager, with responsibilities for the electrical and industrial wholesale channel. Peduzzi has 13 years experience within the industry. She has worked for Rayovac Corp., EESCO, Affiliated Distributors and WESCO Distribution. Wayne David Morgan also joins the Klein Tools team as a national accounts manager, with responsibilities for retail and industrial catalog accounts. Most recently, Morgan was national accounts manager for Gardner Bender. David Wallenfelsz has been appointed Central regional manager after 20 years working in the industrial gas and equipment distribution industry. Jody McKeown also joins Klein Tools. With 25 years of experience, McKeown will serve as director of marketing.
A-Z Industries Inc. (Northbrook, Ill.): Bernard “Bernie” Rosenblum, a 45-year veteran of the electrical wire and cable industry, has been named national sales director. Most recently, Rosenblum was a sales engineer with Dearborn Wire & Cable/CDT.
Stuart C. Irby Co. (Jackson, Miss.): Michael Wigton has joined Stuart C. Irby Co. as chief operating officer. Wigton was formerly with Hughes Supply where he served as vice president of sales and service in the utility division. Additionally, Liles B. Williams, vice president/assistant to the president, announced his retirement after 42 years with Stuart C. Irby. Williams joined the company in 1955 and worked at the managerial level in several departments before being named vice president in 1977.
Alpha Technologies (Bellingham, Wash.): Paul Barlock has been appointed president and chief operating officer. Barlock comes to Alpha with more than 25 years of experience in the power electronics industry, gained through executive positions in sales, marketing and operations.
Allscape (Santa Ana, Calif.): Robert Hemple has rejoined Allscape, a division of the JJI Lighting Group Inc., as the company's first full-time Eastern regional sales manager. Hemple left Allscape in 2001 to join Quality Lighting, a sister manufacturer.
Cooper Industries Ltd. (Houston): Michael A. Stoessl has been appointed group president of Cooper Power Systems division, replacing William D. Martino, who retired at the end of 2004. Since August 2002, Stoessl had been president of Cooper Bussmann. Stoessl joined Cooper Bussmann from Emerson Electric Co.
Omni Cable (West Chester, Pa.): With more than 17 years of wire and cable experience, Mike Fitzpatrick has been appointed strategic national account manager. Additionally, Chris Regan, a 10-year Omni veteran, has been appointed branch manager of the West Chester, Pa., location. Regan will move this branch into a new 80,000-square-foot facility in early March.
EGS Electrical Group (Rosemont, Ill.): EGS Electrical Group, a joint venture between Emerson Electric Co. and SPX Corp., has promoted Andy Schwegel to vice president of marketing for the company's electrical construction materials group (ECM). Formerly director of channel marketing, Schwegel joined EGS Electrical Group in 2002.
TÜV America Inc. (Danvers, Mass.): Andre Bedard has been appointed account executive, Western U.S. region, which includes Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada and Arizona. Bedard joins TÜV America with more than 10 years of experience managing sales personnel and selling management system certification services. Additionally, Sayeed Abassi has been appointed Western U.S. region field evaluation manager. TÜV America Inc., Management Service division, is an internationally recognized certification organization and leading ISO 9001 registrar in North America, Asia and Europe.
W.A.C. Lighting (Garden City, N.Y.): John Camp has been appointed product manager. For the past 15 years, Camp served as president of Light Lines, a full-service lighting sales agency that continues to represent W.A.C. Lighting.
Leviton Manufacturing Co. (Little Neck, N.Y.): Mark Guymon has been promoted to director of technical marketing programs for Leviton's Voice & Data Division. In this new position, Guymon will manage Leviton's specification engineering program, the certified cabling system (CCS) program and warranty programs. Guymon joined Leviton in 2002 as product manager for Copper Systems and later was promoted to senior manager for the data center program.
Power Measurement (Victoria, British Columbia): Bryan Taylor has been appointed regional sales manager for the western United States. Taylor comes to Power Measurement from Powerit Solutions as vice president of sales and marketing. Dan Button has been appointed district sales manager for northern California and northern Nevada. Button comes to Power Measurement from Syllogistix Integration.
National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED, St. Louis): Les Williamson, president of Eoff Electric Co., Salem, Ore., (a division of Sonepar USA) was appointed by the NAED Western region council as the incoming vice president-elect for the association's Western region. Williamson will lead the Western region in 2006-2007.
Universal Lighting Technologies (Nashville, Tenn.): With more than 22 years of experience in the lighting industry, Joe Damiani has been appointed senior vice president of sales. Damiani has been with Universal Lighting for more than eight years and was promoted from his previous position as vice president of OEM sales.
Integrated Electrical Services (IES, Houston): David A. Miller has been named senior vice president and chief financial officer. Miller has been with IES since its inception in January 1998, most recently as the company's vice president and chief accounting officer, a position he has held for the last three years.
Fluke Corp. (Everett, Wash.): Rick Laporte has been named vice president of sales for Fluke's industrial businesses. Laporte joins Fluke from Gems Sensors, a subsidiary of Fluke's parent company, Danaher, where he served as the vice president of sales and marketing.
Osram Sylvania (Danvers, Mass.): Francis Piscitelli, senior vice president of sales and customer service for Osram Sylvania, was recently named to the board of The Home Safety Council, Washington, D.C., a national nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the risk of home injuries.
Tuscaloosa Electrical Supply Inc. (Tuscaloosa, Ala.): A 16-year Tuscaloosa Electrical Supply veteran, Bennie Atkinson has been named sales manager. His previous positions include outside sales and automation market specialist.
Beckhoff Automation (Minneapolis): Skip Hansen has been appointed product manager of I/O Systems. Prior to accepting this new position, Hansen served as Beckhoff sales and marketing manager for Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Kansas and the Dakotas.
Meridian Systems (Folsom, Calif.): The enterprise solution provider for optimizing the planning, building and operational phases of real estate, construction and others, announced the appointment of Marty Listberger to director of channel and inside sales. Listberger holds more than 23 years of IT experience.
Crescent Electric Supply Co. (East Dubuque, Ill.): With 20 years of sales and sales management experience, Richard Cody joins Crescent Electric as vice president, sales. Additionally, with 33 years industry experience, Richard “Dick” Hoffman has joined Crescent Electric as Western area manager, and Mark Sommers became the Eastern area manager after many years with General Electric Co.
Cooper Wiring Devices (Peachtree City, Ga.): With more than 20 years experience, Jeff Alva joins Cooper Wiring Devices as manager of marketing communications, merchandising and packaging. Alva previously served at Phillips Electronics as senior manager of merchandising and marketing.