Buckles-Smith Electric (Santa Clara, CA): Lance LaPonte was hired by the company as an account manager at the Santa Clara branch. Working in both electrical distribution and manufacturing fields, he brings with him in-depth knowledge and experience of the electrical industry. LaPonte previously was a territory manager for Hubbell-Wiring, working in the industrial and contractor markets. Jimmy Owens also joined the company’s sales team as an account manager in Santa Clara. He has experience in the industrial distribution and engineering fields, previously working in business development for US Fabrications and Director of Operations at Bart Manufacturing. Owens recently completing his Masters in industrial distribution from Texas A&M.