People July 25

July 25, 2003
GE Supply (Shelton, Conn.): Jeff Schaper has been named president of GE Supply, succeeding Bill Meddaugh, who is retiring after 37 years with the company.

GE Supply (Shelton, Conn.): Jeff Schaper has been named president of GE Supply, succeeding Bill Meddaugh, who is retiring after 37 years with the company. Schaper, a 30-year GE veteran, served most recently as chief commercial officer for GE worldwide.

Legrand North America (West Hartford, Conn.): Michael Gambino, president and chief executive officer of Pass & Seymour, will also assume the role of The Wiremold Co.’s president. Gambino will replace Gary Brooks, who announced he will transition out of the company by the end of the year. In this dual-president role, Gambino will lead a new internal Electrical Wiring Systems division within Legrand North America comprised of Pass & Seymour and Wiremold. Gambino has more than 25 years of electrical industry experience. He rejoined Pass & Seymour/Legrand in January 2003 after leaving the company five years ago to start a consulting firm and create

The Wiremold Co. (West Hartford, Conn.): John Hoffman has been appointed vice president of marketing. He succeeds Ed Miller, vice president of sales and marketing, who has announced he is leaving the company to pursue other interests. Hoffman has been with The Wiremold Co. for 14 years, most recently as director of marketing.

Post Glover Resistors (Erlanger, Ky.): After more than 12 years leading the sales and marketing team as vice president of sales and marketing, Mark Meister has decided to leave Post Glover effective Oct. 31. Meister plans to start his own business (Meister International) to serve the global power industry. Scott Fuller, who recently joined Post Glover, assumes the duties of vice president, sales and marketing. With 20 years experience in the industrial and electrical market, Fuller has held engineering, sales and product management positions with GE Industrial Systems and was most recently with the General Cable Corp. as general manager of the Wire Harness Division.

Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) (Mississauga, Ontario): John Hanna, chief executive officer for Rexel Canada Electrical Inc. has been elected to Electro-Federation Canada’s board of directors. Hanna replaces Chris Jouppi of Eaton-Cutler Hammer. Hanna has been with Rexel Canada Electrical Inc. 11 years, serving as executive vice president and chief financial officer until this year, when he became chief executive officer.

Hoffman Engineering (Anoka, Minn.): Peggy Baratta has been appointed central regional sales manager for Hoffman’s Electrical Division, focusing her efforts on the development of business opportunities in the Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky markets. Baratta began her career with Hoffman in 1998 as a sales representative for the Chicago district sales office. In 2001 she became the Chicago district sales manager. Most recently, she served as Hoffman’s regional distribution manager.

Westinghouse Lighting Corp. (Philadelphia) Allen Severance joins Westinghouse Lighting Corp. as Midwest regional sales manager. Prior to joining the company, Severance was Western district sales manager for Intermatic Inc.

ITT Industries, Cannon (Santa Ana, Calif.): Brenda Reichelderfer has been named president of ITT Industries, Cannon, succeeding Gerard Gendron, who is resigning. With more than 20 years at ITT Corp., Reichelderfer has held a variety of positions, most recently senior vice president. David Bland has been appointed vice president and controller. Bland brings more than 15 years global financial leadership to the position. Before joining Cannon, Bland served as senior vice president of finance and administration at a subsidiary of Flextronics.

Eagle Electronics (Colorado Springs, Colo.): Gary Silk has joined the company as vice president and general manager with responsibility for launching Eagle Enclosures, a subsidiary to market and distribute general purpose enclosures and accessories for the electrical and electronics industries and workstation applications in North America. Silk brings 23 years experience in industrial and electronic equipment sales and marketing, including more than five years strategic sales management experience. Most recently, Silk was corporate sales director for TEAM Industries.