The National Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association (NEMRA), Tarrytown, N.Y., has announced its board of directors for 2006-2007. New officers are: Chairman Brian Chase, CPMR, Lester Sales Co. Inc., Indianapolis; Chairman-Elect Stephen J. Gallagher, CPMR, Synergy Electrical Sales, Fairless Hills, Pa.; Secretary/Treasurer Michael Rowe, Rowe Marketing Group, Elk Grove Village, Ill.; Immediate Past Chairman Jack Floyd, CPMR, One Source Associates Inc., Columbia, Md. Other board members are Michael J. Criste, CPMR, Cardel-Criste, Pittsburgh; Don Kaminsky, CPMR, Allied Group Sales Inc., Phoenix; Chris Brazill, CPMR, Brazill Brothers & Associates Inc., Metuchen, N.J.; Kelly Boyd, CPMR, Electro-Rep Inc., Sausalito, Calif.; Mike Gorin, CPMR, Gorin-Hopper-McCoy Inc., Norcross, Ga.; Rick Johnson, CPMR, Andrews-Johnson-Brusacoram, Minneapolis; Murray Chamney, CPMR, Intralec Electrical Products Ltd., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada; Robert C. Bukowsky, Ideal Industries Inc., Sycamore, Ill.; Henry P. Bergson, NEMRA president; and Nancy J. Sciotto, NEMRA vice president of operations.
Members of the NEMRA's Manufacturers Group (NMG) executive committee were also announced. They are: Chairman Gary Norris, ILSCO, Cincinnati; Co-chairman Tim Taylor, Intermatic Inc., Spring Grove, Ill.; Immediate Past Chairman, Kathy Jo Van, Coleman Cable Inc., Waukegan, Ill; William Cheetham, Leviton Manufacturing, Little Neck, N.Y.; Kenneth W. Hooper, Ferraz Shawmut Inc., Newburyport, Mass.; John Hoffman, The Wiremold Co., West Hartford, Conn.; Curtis Froland, The Fluke Co., Everett, Wash.; Mike Winter, EGS Electrical Group, Easy Heat, New Carlisle, Ind.; Jim Josko, Advance, Rosemont, Ill.; Tom Fredericks, American Polywater Corp., Stillwater, Minn.; and Chuck Havers, Crescent/Stonco, Barrington, N.J.
SLi Lighting, Mullins, S.C., has appointed Cascade Electrical Agents Inc. (CEA), Redmond, Wash., as its manufacturers' representative for Washington, Alaska and northern Idaho. Agents Midwest Ltd., Wood Dale, Ill., has been appointed as SLi's representative for the Chicago area and northern Illinois.
Bridgeport Fittings, Bridgeport, Conn., handed out rep awards at its annual dinner at the NEMRA Annual Meeting in Louisville, Ky., in February. Representative of the Year awards went to Electra Sales, Platinum Market; and Lester Sales Co. Inc., Gold Market. Doreen DeHol, Becker Sales Co. Inc., received the customer service representative of the year award. The following people received Salesperson of the Year Awards: South: Scott Racy, Marvin Bochner Inc.; North: Ed Miro, Thea & Schoen Inc.; and West: John DeFazio, Electric Sales Unlimited. Additionally, Russ McDuffie, Electrical Products Inc., received the Conversion Salesperson of the Year award.