Promotions and New appointments

Bradd S. Smith has been appointed vice president of the Telecommunications Systems Group at Electrical Systems Co., Indianapolis, Ind. He was most recently a general manager at Tele-Communications, Inc.

At Warren Electric Group, Houston, Texas, John P. Peterson, president and chief operating officer, Electrical/Automation, has resigned to pursue a career change. Cheryl L. Thompson-Draper, chief executive officer, will serve additionally as acting president of Electrical/Automation.

Freddie Stewart has been promoted to distribution utility marketing manager for the Wire and Cable division of Southwire Co., Carrollton, Ga. A 24-year company veteran, he was most recently sales manager and manufacturing coordinator for the Machinery division.

At Applied Power, Inc., Milwaukee, Wis., John Thomas, previously director of sales for Gardner Bender, has been named global accounts leader for the Electronics division of Applied Power, the parent of Gardner Bender (GB). Mike Masino, previously national accounts manager for GB, has been named vice president of business development for GB. He assumes the duties of John Carlson, who has accepted a position as Midwest regional sales manager at Sea Gull Lighting Products, Inc., Riverside, N.J.

Wade H. Roberts, Jr., most recently chief operating officer, has been appointed president and chief executive officer of C&D Technologies Inc., Blue Bell, Pa. He succeeds Alfred Weber, who retired in March, 1999.

Jerry Uvira has been appointed vice president, sales and marketing, for the General Wire, Energy division (N.A.) of Pirelli Cables and Systems N.A., Columbia, S.C. He was most recently director of marketing for Alcan Cable. Uvira succeeds Grayson Spurlock, who returns to Europe with responsibility for customers operating on a European scale.

Stephen J. Smith has been named vice president and treasurer of BICCGeneral, Highland Heights, Ky. Most recently, he was vice president, treasurer and assistant secretary of Insilco Holding Co., a diversified industrial manufacturer.

Ed McGrath has been appointed to the board of directors of Omni Cable, West Chester, Pa. He was president and chief executive officer of Graybar Electric until he retired in 1995. He is also chairman of the board for VWR Scientific.

At OneSource Distributors, San Diego, Calif., Mike Blanchard, previously vice president of strategic business development, has been named vice president of sales, Orange County region. Joe Raventos, previously regional sales manager, Orange County, has been named vice president of strategic business development. Mike Freyler, previously branch sales manager for North County, San Diego, has been named general manager, Orange County sales region.

Dave Goedeking has been named training manager for the Austin, Texas-based Electrical Products division (ELPD) of 3M, St. Paul, Minn. He was most recently ELPD sales manager for the northern Texas territory.

At Tristate Electrical Supply Co., Inc., Hagerstown, Md., Robert E. Johnson Sr. has been named vice president of strategic planning and business development. He was previously a regional vice president. Ken Avery, formerly a Baltimore regional manager, succeeds Johnson as Baltimore regional vice president. Edward S. Fagan has been appointed to York regional operations manager. Frank R. Koenig has been appointed Baltimore warehouse operations manager.

Douglas M. Walo has been named director of sales at Standard Electric Supply Co., Inc., Wilmington, Mass. Previously, he was responsible for developing and managing sales and marketing programs for Stuart C. Irby Co., Jackson, Miss.

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