Summit Electric Supply (Albuquerque, N.M.): Gene Mendez is the new service center leader at the company’s El Paso, Texas service center. Before being appointed to his new position, Mendez led the El Paso location’s projects department for four years. Mendez has 20 years of industry experience, including time spent working for an electrical contractor. He progressed steadily in his distribution career, acquiring skills and knowledge in all aspects of the business before focusing on industrial and utility sales. By 2007, Mendez had become a project specialist and soon took on a leadership role in Summit’s projects department in El Paso. Mendez plans to grow the location’s on-hand inventory of key materials.