People: June 18, 2010

June 18, 2010
Lenox/Newell Rubbermaid (East Longmeadow, Mass.): Rich Wuerthele has been appointed president of the company’s Industrial Products and Services business unit

Lenox/Newell Rubbermaid (East Longmeadow, Mass.): Rich Wuerthele has been appointed president of the company’s Industrial Products and Services business unit. Wuerthele joined Lenox/Newell Rubbermaid in 2003 and most recently held the position of president of the North American sales organization.

Lunera Lighting Inc. (Redwood City, Calif. ): Rich Warmke is now director of strategic marketing. In the newly created position, Warmke will provide guidance for the sales and marketing efforts for Lunera’s commercial LED lighting fixtures. He brings more than 15 years of successful marketing and technical sales experience to Lunera from posts at Acer Computers, S3 Graphics and Rambus. He earned an MBA from UC Berkeley while attending to his marketing duties.

Milbank Manufacturing (Kansas City, Mo.): Michelle Milburn has joined the company as a Wind Specialist for the Power Generation Team. She has 10-plus years in sales. Prior to joining Milbank, Milburn served as a Central Area Sales Representative at Aggreko, LLC, where she worked in the utility, manufacturing, refining, alternative energy, engineering, construction, contracting and event production sectors.

ComCables (Denver): David Buchanan has been hired as senior account manager with the responsibility of managing a national account and Colorado-based low voltage integrators. He comes to comCables from a Denver-based telephony integrator where he served as the director of sales. Buchanan has over a decade of telecommunications experience, including a specialization in telephony and IP-converged low voltage systems.

Summit Electric Supply (Houston): Giovanni Coquis has joined Summit Electric Supply to expand sales in Latin America. Coquis has extensive experience in Latin American markets and across industries, including oil, gas, mining and industrial and commercial construction, most recently as business developer for Hilti North America and sales manager for Hilti Latin America. Coquis, who joined Summit June 1, will focus on heavy industrial projects in oil, gas and mining, beginning in Chile. He will be based in Houston with Summit’s Export Division.

Advanced Solar Photonics (ASP) (Lake Mary, Fla.): Glenn Jones has joined this manufacturer of monocrystalline solar panels and solar generators for residential, commercial and utility applications as director of business development. He will oversee sales and distribution of solar modules for residential, commercial and utility-scale projects.

Exide Technologies (Milton Ga.): James Bolch has been appointed president and CEO effective July 26, also joining the Exide board of directors at that time. Bolch will succeed Gordon Ulsh, Exide’s current CEO, who will retire and step down from the board on July 26. Bolch currently serves as senior V.P. and president of Industrial Technologies Sector at Ingersoll Rand Co. He has also held executive posts at Schindler Elevator Corp., Otis Elevator Co. and United Technologies Corp. He has B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Tulane University and the University of Florida, respectively, and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.