Eaton Corp. (Cleveland): Steve Boccadoro has been named senior V.P. of sales and marketing effective Aug. 15. He joined the company in 1987 from Peat Marwick where he was an audit manager. Since joining Eaton Boccadoro has held positions of successively greater responsibility in both Canada and the U.S., including controller, plant manager, marketing manager, and most recently, vice president and general manager-Canada. In his new role, Boccadoro will report to Sandy Cutler, Eaton chairman and CEO, and will be based at Eaton's world headquarters in Cleveland. Boccadoro holds a B.A. in commerce from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, and is a professional chartered accountant. He succeeds Jeffery M. Krakowiak, who has been named vice president and general manager-Canada for its Electrical Sector Americas Region.
Fulham Co, Inc. (Los Angeles): Paul Foster has joined the company as V.P. and global product manager for electronic and magnetic HID ballasts, HID lamps, and emergency lighting products. He will coordinate all development activities required to bring Fulham HID and emergency programs to the market. He has spent the last 10-plus years in the lighting industry with companies including Acuity Brands Lighting and France Power Solutions.
WAC Lighting (Garden City, N.Y.): Thomas Wang has been appointed international sales manager. The brother of Company President Shelley Wang and son of co-founders Tony and Tai Wang, Wang will be based in WAC Lighting's international offices in Shanghai, China. He will be responsible for residential and commercial sales and working with sales agencies, distributors, designers and specifiers throughout Asia, Europe and the global arena. During the past two years, Wang worked in WAC Lighting's international sales department, primarily in the company's family-owned manufacturing campus and offices in Guangdong, China. He holds a B.S. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
GE Energy (Toronto, Ontario): The company has appointed former federal government and petroleum industry veteran Keith Triginer as its new country executive in Canada to oversee commercial initiatives in the region. In his new role, Triginer will be responsible for leading GE Energy's commercial strategy in Canada as the federal and provincial governments intensify their efforts to modernize the country's energy infrastructure, boost alternative energy production and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Prior to joining GE Energy, Triginer served as director of strategic policy and emerging issues in the oil, gas and alternative energy division of Environment Canada, the federal environmental agency in Ottawa. Before joining the federal government, Triginer served as vice president of industry issues for the Canadian Petroleum Products Institute after a 25-year career in energy business development with Siemens Canada, Foxboro and Esso.
Schréder Lighting USA (Elk Grove Village, Ill.): Michael Maltezos is now the company's Department of Transportation (DOT), transit and tunnel specialist. He will be responsible for overseeing lighting activities for transit and tunnel projects throughout the U.S. and Canada and will work very closely with municipalities, DOTs and transit agencies, as well as the specification lighting community, including lighting designers, architects and engineers. Prior to joining Schréder Lighting USA, he was an independent lighting designer and consultant based in Tampa, Fla.; served as senior associate for CTE Engineers Inc.; and was a project engineer and design engineer for McDonough Associates Inc., both based in Chicago.
Acuity Brands Lighting (Conyers, Ga.): John Selander, specification sales manager/architectural indoor, has been named president of the Illuminating Engineering Society for the 2010-2011 term. A 25-year member of the IES, Selander said new lighting technology such as LEDs demands a conservative approach to compete effectively with traditional lighting sources. “Companies need to either partner with companies doing research, pay fees to share intellectual property or hire a staff of scientists and engineers to develop their own solid-state lighting products,” he said. Selander holds a B.S. from Michigan State University and an M.B.A. from Babson College in Wellesley, Mass.
NorthEast Electrical Distributors/Sonepar USA (Brockton, Mass.): Nate Pedro is now energy solutions manager. With more than 10 years of industry experience, including sales and commercial lighting, Pedro will be responsible for the development and implementation of the sales and marketing initiatives for NorthEast's external energy initiative.
Circuit Breaker Sales Co. (CBS) (Gainesville, Texas): Scott Peterson has been promoted to V.P. of East Coast operations. In addition to expanding the company's East Coast presence, Peterson will also take responsibility for its full-service offices in Lakeland, Fla., and nuclear-qualified business in Matthews, N.C. Peterson will report directly to Bill Schofield, president of Circuit Breaker Sales and V.P. of business development for Group CBS Inc.
General Cable (Highland Heights, Ky.): Joe Zajac has been named manager, market development, Professional Broadcast and Commercial AV Products. In this role, Zajac will lead the market and business development efforts for both the Gepco brand and Sheer Wire line of products. He joined Gepco in 1996 and has held the positions of engineering manager, field engineer and operations manager and holds a B.A. in radio/sound from Columbia College.
BICSI (Tampa, Fla.): Mark Coppa has been appointed V.P. of professional development. He spent 17 years with the original and then successor companies of Pacific Bell, Pacific Telesis and SBC. He has a B.S. degree in civil engineering from Michigan State University and a M.B.A. in business development from the University of Redlands. In other news at BICSI, Joe Sullivan, the association's former assistant director of finance, has been promoted to director of administration and finance.
ILSCO (Cincinnati): Thomas Grant has been hired as product manager. He comes to ILSCO from Mennekes where he was region sales manager. Grant has spent 25 years in the electrical industry, including posts as tool designer at Crouse-Hinds, designer and product specialist at Arrow Hart, and product management at Cooper Crouse-Hinds and Legrand/Pass & Seymour. At ILSCO he will be responsible for compression and grounding products as well as tools and will be located at the Cincinnati home office. He has a B.S. in business administration from Columbia College, Syracuse, N.Y., and an A.A.S. in mechanical technology from Piedmont Virginia Community College, Charlottesville, Va.
Cantex Inc. (Fort Worth, Texas): Mark Flanagan is the new director of sales and marketing and Mark Bauer has joined the sales staff as pricing/product manager. Flanagan has 20 years of experience with the company as regional manager and in product development. Bauer will focus on coordinating pricing nationally with Cantex's rep network. He holds a degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin and an M.B.A. from Florida State University.