Universal Lighting Technologies (Nashville, Tenn.): Vance Christensen has been named regional sales manager of the Northwest region. Christensen was most recently senior salesman for Thomas & Betts and has extensive experience working for manufacturer’s representatives.
Ericson Manufacturing Co. (Willoughby, Ohio): Dan Ericson has been appointed regional sales manager-Northeast. Ericson previously worked in inside sales and as the mobile display unit driver. Jonathan Buchwald has joined the company as mobile display unit driver. The recent graduate will be driving the MDU to locations throughout the United States and Canada to exhibit Ericson products at end-user and distributor locations.
Penn-Union Corp. (Edinboro, Pa.): Larry Evans has joined the company as regional sales manager, responsible for a territory covering the West and part of the Central United States. Evans has many years experience in sales management and field sales.
Electro-Federation Canada (EFC, Mississauga, Ontario): John Hanna, chief executive officer of Rexel Canada Electrical Inc., has joined the board of directors executive committee, filling the vacancy left by the resignation of EFC’s vice-chair. Hanna assumes the role of secretary; Grant Buchanan, president of S&C Electric Canada Ltd., moves into the vice-chair position; and Carol McGlogan, vice president, marketing and distribution channels, Canlyte Inc., takes on the role of treasurer. Bob Brews, president, R.L. Brews Ltd. remains EFC’s chair. Past chair is Paul Frew, vice president, government relations for Motorola Canada Ltd.
Thomas Lighting (Louisville, Ky.): Ana Hester has been appointed director of contract sales. Ana joins Thomas Lighting with a diverse background that includes experience in marketing, product development, general management and manufacturing.
System Sensor (St. Charles, Ill.): John Fitzgerald has been named vice president corporate communications. With more than 15 years of marketing and communication experience, Fitzgerald joined System Sensor in May 2000.
Schneider Electric (Palatine, Ill.): Chris Richardson, who retired last month as chairman, president and chief executive officer of the Schneider Electric North American operating division, has been appointed to the board of directors. Richardson had served as president and CEO since 1998.