NICOR Inc. (Albuquerque, NM): John Castner has joined the company's leadership team as VP of industrial sales. Castner has a long history in the industrial lighting industry working for companies such as Solar Outdoor Lighting as business development manager, and CED as profit center manager. More recently he has held the position of VP of sales for Dialight, an LED lighting company that specializes in industrial lighting applications. Castner will report to NICOR's VP of sales, John Daly and be based out of Albuquerque. He has an EMBA from UC Irvine, and a Bachelor of Arts from Oxidental College.
In other NICOR news, the company hired John Ellen as South Central regional sales manager. Ellen comes to NICOR after working with Grainger Industrial Supply as their district sales manager. Having a long history with both Bryant Electric, and Grainger Industrial Supply, John is familiar with not only the industry, but also the South Central region. He has a BA in Liberal Arts from Northeast Louisiana University.