People: April 9, 2010

April 9, 2010
Burndy (Manchester, N.H.): Warren Jenkins has been appointed V.P. of sales for the company’s U.S. sales organization

Burndy (Manchester, N.H.):Warren Jenkins has been appointed V.P. of sales for the company’s U.S. sales organization. During his 17-year career in the electrical industry, Jenkins worked for Ideal Industries and at Cooper Crouse-Hinds, where he was regional V.P. servicing the commercial, industrial and OEM market segments. He was also previously employed by Burndy as the Central regional sales manager from 1998 to 2006 and in a variety of sales territory positions prior to his promotion into management. Jenkins graduated from Texas A&M with a B.S. in industrial distribution from the College of Engineering in College Station, Texas.

Border States Electric (BSE) (Fargo, N.D.)Jason Seger has been appointed V.P.– operations and inventory. He will also serve on the company’s executive council. Seger joined BSE in Nov. 1999 as part of the Utility Marketing team. He has worked as director of inventory and operations, material requirements planning specialist, sales and marketing coordinator for the utility market and purchasing manager. In addition to his regular duties, he has played major roles in the company’s integration of acquisitions.

In other news at the company, Jason Stein has been appointed V.P. of sales and to the company’s executive council. He joined Border States in May 1995 as a part of the management trainee program. He has worked in various positions including product manager, automation account manager, and Northwest region industrial sales manager. In 2009, he was named director of sales.

Cupertino Electric, (San Jose, Calif.): Paul Aggarwal has been appointed to the new position of vice president of pre-construction services. Aggarwal, who was V.P. of estimating, will have an expanded role setting the strategic direction for the company’s pursuit of new projects and will oversee all pre-construction activities. Aggarwal joined Cupertino Electric more than 20 years ago as an estimator. He has a bachelor’s degree in industrial technology from San Jose University and a master’s degree in business administration from Santa Clara University.

Federal Signal Corp. (Oak Brook, Ill): Charles Avery Jr. has been appointed to the position of vice president, information technology and controller. He will report directly to William Barker, chief financial officer of the company. In addition to serving as the company’s principal accounting officer, Avery will have enterprise-wide responsibility for information technology.

Halco Lighting Technologies (Norcross, Ga.):Stephanie Weaver is the company’s new Western region sales manager and Grayson Planck has moved to the company’s newly created South Central region. Weaver will be report to Jim Coleman, V.P. of sales. She has more than 12 years of experience in the lighting industry, most recently serving as Eiko’s Western regional sales manager. Weaver will be responsible for overseeing the sales, training and traveling with independent agencies servicing electrical distributors.

Lighting Services Inc. (LSI) (Stony Point, N.Y.):Gordon Pevzner has joined the company as regional sales manager for the eastern U.S. A graduate of Ohio State University, he brings more than 30 years of lighting and sales experience to LSI, including work in theatrical lighting design, dimming and controls, lighting specification and calculation services. Gordon has been a member of the Illuminating Engineers Society of North America since 1988, serving as president, V.P. and secretary for the Philadelphia IES section. He has also served for two years as the committee chair of Philadelphia Lights regional trade show and for 10 years on the sectional International Interior Design Association (IIDA) awards committee.

Xicato (San Jose, Calif.): Electrical industry veteran Dave Levinson is now with the LED manufacturer as vice president of sales. He will be responsible for leading Xicato’s commercial organization in the U.S. and Canada, with specific focus on the development of Xicato’s OEM partners, and the end-user and specification markets. Levinson comes to Xicato from Philips Lighting Electronics (Advance) in Rosemont, Ill., where he most recently served as V.P. and general manager of the Fluorescent Electronics Business line. Prior to this role, Levinson held senior executive leadership positions with Philips over the past 18 years, including V.P. of marketing and product management and V.P. of distribution sales.

Bud Industries Inc. (Cleveland): Josiah Haas has been appointed director of sales. He will manage Bud’s internal and external sales organizations and have a major role in the company’s strategic planning. Haas had been the company’s national sales manager, He is a graduate of Hawken School and Indiana University.