Ericson Manufacturing (Willoughby, OH): Brian Earl joined Ericson as the new VP of sales and marketing. Earl will spearhead Ericson’s expansion into new markets and oversee the overall marketing and sales strategy for the organization. He brings 30 years of experience in both the manufacturing and distributor channels to the role. He previously worked as national director of sales at Leviton Manufacturing Co.; VP of sales and distribution at Actuant Electrical; as VP of sales and marketing at Connexion; and for Steiner Electric. Hailing from Minnesota originally, Earl began his secondary education at the University of Minnesota with his undergraduate and his MBA at the University of Michigan, focusing on strategic marketing and market planning.