Jim Newton, 84, of Oakes Electric Supply/Horizon Solutions, Holyoke, Mass., passed away on Aug. 11 at his home in South Hadley, Mass. He learned the industry from his father at Oakes Electric Supply before venturing off into several new pursuits, including Sales Tech Corp., a sales, marketing and training company, and Profile Systems, an early player in e-business. Newton wrote for Electrical Wholesaling for decades and created the Electrical Products Education Course (EPEC)
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