The National Association of Electrical Distributors, St. Louis, has announced the following new NAED officers for the 2001-2002 meeting year: James E. Morlan, Electric Supply Inc., Phoenix, chairman; Ben Herr, Dakota Supply Group, Fargo, N.D., chair-elect; J. Arnold Jones, William Supply Inc., Roanoke, Va., past chairman; Burt Schraga, Bell Electrical Supply, Santa Clara, Calif., vice president, Region I; Peter R. de Steiger, Raymond de Steiger Inc., Sterling Heights, Mich., vice president, Region II; Jack Justilian, Maurice Electrical Supply Co. Inc., Washington, D.C., vice president, Region III; Kathleen M. Ellison, B&K Electric Wholesale, City of Industry, Calif., vice president elect, Region I; Lawrence A. Stern, Standard Electric Supply Co., Milwaukee, Wis., vice president elect, Region II; Steven G. Brand, Standard Electric, Wilmington, Mass., vice president elect, Region III; John Spoor, State Electric Supply Co., Huntington, W.V., member-at-large; Bruce Pockey, McDonald Distributors of Florida Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., member-at-large; Robert Reynolds, Graybar Electric Co. Inc., St. Louis, member-at-large; Tom Cloud, United Electric Supply Co. Inc., New Castle, Del., product development team chair; Tammy Miller, Border States Electric Supply, Fargo, N.D., finance committee chair; John Duda, Butler Supply Inc., Fenton, Mo., NAED Education Foundation chair; Paul Judge, One Source Distributors, San Diego, TED advisory chair; and Charles Collat Jr., Mayer Electric Supply Co. Inc., Birmingham, Ala., YET chair.
Michael Burns has been named manufacturing manager for Penn-Union Corp., Edinboro, Pa. Most recently, he was production/inventory control manager for the company. Frank Brewer has been named Western regional sales manager.
Genlyte Thomas Group LLC, Louisville, Ky., announced that Dennis Musselman has resigned as vice president and general manager of Hadco. Chris Hammelef has been named the new general manager at Hadco. Hammelef was most recently vice president of sales for Hubbell Lighting.
Controller Service & Sales Co., Avon, Mass., has named Michael Sandonato general sales manager. He was most recently automation sales manager.
W.W. Grainger Inc., Lincolnshire, Ill., has promoted Wesley Clark, currently group president, to president and chief operating officer. Clark joined Grainger nine years ago as president of Grainger Sanitary Supplies and Equipment Co. Donald Bielinski, group president for Grainger, has announced he is leaving Grainger after a 30-year career with the company to pursue interests in business-to-business Internet and technology-related areas.
Jim Landes has been named president and chief executive officer of Power/mation, St. Paul, Minn. He was previously president and chief operating officer for Sagebrush Inc.
Ted Dlugolecki has been promoted to vice president, projects division for Standard Electric, Wilmington, Mass. Dlugolecki joined Standard in 1994 as project sales manager. Richard Regan has been promoted to vice president of operations for Standard Electric, Wilmington, Mass. Regan has been active in the operational growth of the company by spearheading the centralization of distribution and has played a key role in the integration of Standard Electric's acquisitions.
Steve Meek has been appointed national marketing manager for Osram Sylvania, Danvers, Mass. He was most recently product group marketing manager for incandescent and tungsten halogen lights.
Gary Rogers has been named vice chairman and executive officer of General Electric Co., Fairfield, Conn. Rogers had been president and chief executive officer of GE Plastics since 1992.
Renee Green has been promoted to director of marketing for Prescolite, a subsidiary of Lighting Corp. of America (LCA), San Leandro, Calif. She was previously marketing manager for indoor lighting at Prescolite.
H. Lawrence Culp Jr. has been appointed president and chief executive officer for Danaher Corp., Washington. He was previously chief operating officer for the company.
Heritage Plastics Group, Weatherford, Texas, has named Bill Raffaele president of Heritage Plastics Central. He previously spent 38 years with Cantex.
Warren Electric Group, Houston, has named Bill Stone regional manager for the Dallas metro region. Phillip Thompson Jr. has been promoted to senior vice president, quality, marketing and education. He has been responsible for the company's marketing and education departments for the past two years.
Richard “Dick” Schul has been appointed vice president of the commercial industrial motor group of Emerson Motors, St. Louis. Schul was previously marketing manager for the company.
Frank Grobmeier has been appointed director of sales and marketing for Litetronics International Inc., Alsip, Ill. He was formerly marketing manager for the company. Chet Wojtan has been named marketing manager.
Michael Deane has been appointed vice president and chief financial officer for Robroy Industries Inc., Verona, Penn.
Southwire Co., Carrollton, Ga., has appointed Jim Brewton e-commerce marketing manager for the company's newly created marketing unit. Brewton most recently served as a customer service operations manager for Southwire.
Independent Electric Supply Inc., San Carlos, Calif., has appointed Jack Phelan president and chief operating officer and a member of the board of directors. He has been with the company for 15 years. Bill Ocken has been appointed vice president. He will be responsible for all branches in Southern California. Ocken has been with Independent for 11 years as a branch manager and most recently director of marketing.
Carol Peduzzi has joined EESCO, a division of WESCO Distribution Inc., Pittsburgh, as marketing manager — MRO products and lamps. She joins EESCO from Affiliated Distributors where she was supplier relations manager.
WAC Lighting, Garden City, New York, has named Marc Pfeiffer a member of the company's in-house sales team. He was previously with ICF Consulting.
A.O. Smith Electrical Products Co., Milwaukee, has named Joe Thomas sales manager for the Middle East and Africa. He will manage sales of the company's complete line of electric AC and DC motors to customers and distributors across the region. He most recently served as manager, Middle East and India, for Sporlan Valve Co.
National Electric Supply Co. Inc., Albuquerque, N.M., has named Dale Fuhr branch manager of the Farmington, N.M., facility. Fuhr was most recently with Summit Electric.