Dec. 1, 2012
Dakota Supply Group (DSG) (Fargo, N.D.): Greg Servais is the new segment manager for HVAC/R products. He will work closely with DSG's Chief Segment Officer

Dakota Supply Group (DSG) (Fargo, N.D.): Greg Servais is the new segment manager for HVAC/R products. He will work closely with DSG's Chief Segment Officer Mike Tupa and DSG's Plumbing Segment Manager Ryan Tracy to grow the HVAC/R segment while helping DSG's HVAC/R customers and vendor partners to become more successful. Servais will work out of DSG's W.A. Roosevelt location in La Crosse, Wis. Before taking on the role of HVAC/R Segment Manager, Servais served as the product manager for the HVAC/R and plumbing segments at W.A. Roosevelt, which DSG acquired in Feb. 2012. He has worked for DSG/W.A. Roosevelt since 1991, working on the city desk and in outside sales before becoming product manager in 2007. DSG/W.A. Roosevelt is a distributor of HVAC/R, plumbing, electrical, communications, utility, metering technology, automation and waterworks products.

BICSI (Tampa, Fla.): BICSI, the association supporting the information technology systems (ITS) industry with information, education and knowledge assessment, has completed the 2013-15 board of directors election. Members have elected the following five board members to serve two-year terms: Secretary: Robert Erickson, Communications Network Design, Haysville, Kan.; Canadian region director: Peter Levoy, (incumbent), Anixter, Ottawa, Ontario; U.S. South-Central region director: Jeffrey Beavers, Black and Veatch, Lenexa, Kan.; U.S. Southeast region director: Charles Wilson, Wilson Technology Group Inc., Brooksville, Fla.; and U.S. Western Region Director: Larry Gillen, Pentair Technical Products - Hoffman, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

Newell Rubbermaid (Atlanta): As part of a major restructuring of the company's senior management team, Bill Burke was appointed to COO. In his new role, Burke will drive the “Delivery” pillar of the organization, which comprises the company's operating business segments as well as customer development and supply chain teams. In his previous role as group president, he led and repositioned the Lenox brand to deliver double-digit sales growth and headed the company's professional businesses to accelerated international expansion. Burke's businesses have been the most significant contributors to company growth over the last few years. He will continue to report to Michael Polk, Newell Rubbermaid's president and CEO.

Crestron (Rockleigh, N.J.): Sabino Petruzzelli is the company's new commercial lighting regional sales manager. Petruzzelli joins Crestron from Verrex where he was customer account executive. Based at Crestron world headquarters, he will cover the commercial lighting market in metro New York, New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. With more than 20 years of experience in the custom electronics industry, Sabino will utilize his technical and account management experience to increase sales and brand awareness of Crestron Integrated by Design lighting solutions within his territory.

Lind Equipment (Markham, Ontario): Stuart Dack has joined this manufacturer of portable lighting, cord reels, GFCIs and static bonding and grounding equipment as product manager and will direct new product design and product customizations. Dack will immediately kick-start development of Lind's next generation products, including line extensions to the LE970LED 50W LED flood light. He holds a masters in science from York University and a bachelor of engineering (Electrical) degree from McGill.

Mitsubishi Electric Power Products Uninterruptible Power Supplies Division (UPSD) (Warrendale, Pa.): John Steele has been promoted to inside sales manager and James Hughes has been promoted to national sales manager. A graduate of West Virginia University, Steele will manage the Engineered Services/Projects Team within UPSD. In addition, he will now manage the application engineers, international and government sales. Hughes has a degree from Michigan State University and will lead the outside sales team from UPSD's offices in Chicago. His team's sole responsibility will be to manage UPSD channels to market and promote the sale of the division's products to existing and prospective clients.

Nicor Lighting (Albuquerque, N.M.): Kristean Alcocer has joined the company as Eastern regional sales manager. He comes to Nicor with extensive experience in lighting, electronics manufacturing, distribution, and sales, and is a former member of the Navy's submarine force and a University of New Mexico alumnus.

Faith Technologies (Minneapolis): This electrical contractor recently named Gary Blix a senior project manager for the Minneapolis branch. In this role Blix will manage electrical construction projects, generate new business and oversee staff members. He has nearly 25 years of experience in the electrical construction industry and received his education from Dunwoody Technical Institute, where he majored in electrical construction and maintenance. Blix previously held roles as service manager, estimator and project manager, where he managed projects in several markets, including commercial, industrial and health care.

3M (St. Paul, Minn.): As part of a major realignment of its business into five business groups, (Consumer, Industrial, Health Care, Safety& Graphics, and Electronics & Energy) the company announced several executive-level personnel changes. The Electronics & Energy group will be led by Executive V.P. Mike Kelly, former head of 3M's Display and Graphics business, and Safety & Graphics will be led by Executive V.P. Julie Bushman, former head of 3M's Safety, Security and Protection Services business. The Industrial group, led by Executive V.P. Brad Sauer, remains unchanged, with the exception of the Renewable Energy unit moving to Electronics & Energy. The Health Care division, led by Executive V.P. Joaquin Delgado remains unchanged, as does the Consumer group, led by Executive V.P. Mike Vale. In other executive appointments at the company, Chris Holmes is named senior V.P., Corporate Supply Chain Operations, succeeding John Woodworth, who has announced his intention to retire. Holmes was formerly executive V.P. of the Industrial and Transportation business.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) (Rosslyn, Va.): Jon Wellinghoff, chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), was awarded NEMA's Bernard H. Falk award at the association's recent annual meeting. A NEMA press statement said that during his time at FERC he has advanced the cause of innovation in the electrical sector and promoted the smart grid through leadership and commitment to open, competitive markets. His achievements include opening wholesale electric markets to renewable resources and providing a platform for participation of demand response, energy storage and energy efficiency.

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