Baynes Electric Supply Co. Inc., (Brockton, Mass.): Chris Baynes has been appointed as the new company president. He has spent the last eight years as vice president at the company, where he was responsible for cross-functional management of the business and for building strong customer, manufacturer and vendor relationships in preparation for this new leadership post. Baynes replaces his father, Louis Baynes, who will become chairman of the board. Louis Baynes has been a part of the company since its founding in 1956. He first joined the company while still in high school and learned the business by working in warehousing and logistics. He joined the company full time in 1968 and held every position from truck driver to inside sales, and in 1981 was named president. Under his leadership the company grew from two branch locations to eleven and became a leader in the region's lighting and electrical business.