[caption id="attachment_6012" align="alignleft" width="100" caption="Bill Stone"][/caption]Mayer Electric Supply (Birmingham, Ala.): The company recently added three associates to help build sales and market share in the industrial, commercial and institutional customer market segments. “We’re not a niche player in the wholesale-distribution business,” said Wes Smith, Mayer’s president. “It has been our strategy since the 1970s to serve customers in all market segments. It just happens that we’ve done so well in the construction segment over the past two decades, that it’s time we invested more in the non-contractor market segments. To help foster growth in these areas, we’ve brought on three outstanding people.”
Joining the Mayer team are Bill Stone, V.P., industrial and commercial business development; Paul Giler, Mid-Atlantic region industrial sales manager; and Brian Balmes, Southeast region industrial sales manager. Stone will be located in Mayer’s Birmingham corporate offices. With 25-years of experience, Stone is the former president/COO of Electric Motors Sales, Chattanooga, Tenn. His previous experience includes industrial market and sales leadership roles at Border States, Schneider Electric and Siemens. Giler will be located in Mayer’s Charlotte, N.C., regional office. A graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University with a degree in mechanical engineering, Giler began his 28-year career in the electrical industry with Rockwell Automation and has also worked for WESCO and GexPro.
Balmes will work out of Mayer’s Norcross, Ga., regional office. He has 22-years of sales and management experience working with customers in the industrial, OEM, commercial, residential, retail and engineer/constructors market segments with Eaton, Sprecher+Schuh, GE and Siemens. Balmes has an electrical engineering degree from Marquette University.