[caption id="attachment_5450" align="alignleft" width="100" caption="John Woffington"][/caption]Buckles-Smith (Livermore, Calif.): This November John Woffington, service center supervisor, will be retiring after working for 40 years in the electrical industry. Woffington began his career in the business as a counter salesperson at Standard Electric Supply, Oakland, Calif., in 1973. He went to work at State Electric Supply in 1976, where he enjoyed a series of promotions from counter sales to inside sales, purchasing and eventually V.P. of operations and purchasing. When Buckles-Smith purchased State Electric Supply In 1995, the branch was moved to Richmond, Calif., and he transferred to the Livermore branch as account manager for the Lawrence Livermore National Labs. He was appointed manager of the Livermore Service Center in 2003. Over the past decade Woffington fostered and developed the relationship at LLNL and helped Buckles-Smith become a key supply partner for electrical power, automation and control equipment for LLNL. He and his wife Betsy are looking forward to continuing to enjoy the Golden State's wine country, yearly trips to Disneyland and other day trips throughout Northern California.