Electrical Equipment Company (EECO): (Raleigh, N.C.): EECO recently announced a plan to invest in the digital transformation of operations and services, beginning with a change in the leadership structure. Jeff Knight assumes the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer (COO) effective June 1, 2016. Knight will report to Mark Holmes, who is succeeding Jack Lawson as President and Chief Executive Officer.
This new leadership structure will accelerate operations advancement, emphasizing the customer experience and the evolution to an omnichannel operating model. As COO, Knight will be responsible for alignment and prioritization between marketing, operations, information technology and strategic services.
"This change denotes an increasing commitment to service," said Holmes. "Our customers are expecting options beyond what our industry offers today. Technology is providing us unprecedented opportunities to innovate and realize the next generation of the distributor model."
Knight joined EECO in 1994 as a sales engineer, having previously worked with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He went on to serve in successive roles in sales, operations and services management, and most recently as the senior V.P. of strategy and business development.