Promotions and new appointments

David G. Luchaco has been named the first Lutron Fellow at Lutron Electronics Co., Coopersburg, Pa. In this newly created position, he will propose and follow new avenues of product development technology. Most recently, Luchaco led the development of the company's GRAFIK 6000 product.

Joseph M. Manning has been named vice president of marketing at Lightolier, Fall River, Mass. Formerly a product manager and commercial marketing manager, he was most recently director of marketing.

Jerome L. Sanders was named vice president and general manager of the Residential Products business unit, Distribution Products division, at Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc., Alpharetta, Ga. Most recently, he was vice president of the Replacement Components group in the Carrier-Transicord division of United Technologies Corp.

Edward T. Brill has been named president of SL Industries, Inc., Mt. Laurel, N.J. Brill was most recently president of GS Electric, a division of General Signal Corp.

Jeff Hockin was promoted to vice president and general manager of Crum Electric Supply, Casper, Wyo. He was previously general sales manager and became vice president of the company in 1994.

At ET Systems, Inc., Station Plaza, N.Y., Lloyd Lemish and Bill Oggeri were named to the executive sales force. Lemish was Northeastern regional sales manager of Champlain Cable Corp. Oggeri was senior inside sales and inventory control manager of Ace Wire and Cable.

Allyn (Al) Fosse has been named vice president, marketing, at Columbia Lighting, Spokane, Wash. He was most recently vice president of sales with Peerless Lighting.

Andrew Chang has been named vice president of operations at Starfire Lighting, Inc., Jersey City, N.J. Previously, he was vice president and regional manager with Troy Lighting, Inc.

Kenneth R. Bopf has been named vice president of sales at Simkar Corp., Philadelphia, Pa. Most recently, he was national sales manager at Crescent Lighting, a division of the Genlyte Co.

Former Anixter sales executive Wayne Burns was named general sales manager at AIM Electronics, Sunrise, Fla. He will lead the company's new business unit, the AIM Network and Cabling Solutions group.

Kent E. Hoops has been named Western region sales manager at Astralite, Annandale, N.J. He comes to the position with more than 20 years of experience in sales of lighting products for Philips Lighting and General Electric and as a lighting specialist for an electrical wholesaler.

At Weidmuller, Inc., Richmond, Va, Paul E. Bolesta was named vice president of marketing. Most recently, he was product manager for the company's DIN rail products. Randy Sadler was named vice president of sales. He was previously regional sales manager.

Walter Kaihatu was named director of industrial sales at Streamlight, Inc., Norristown, Pa. Previously, he was director of industrial sales for Pelican Products, Inc.

Roland E. Lefebvre has been promoted to the newly created position of executive vice president and chief operating officer at American Superconductor Corp., Westborough, Mass. For the previous two years, he had served as vice president, sales and marketing.

At Atlas Electric Corp., Burlington, N.C., Jim Bennett has been promoted to president. Most recently, he was vice president of sales. Brent O'Ferrell has been named national sales manager.

Kara Scharschmidt has been appointed director of marketing and OEM sales at Electrical Sales, Inc., San Marcos, Calif. Most recently, she worked in inside sales with industrial and OEM accounts.

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