People September 26, 2008

Sept. 26, 2008
Alan Rosenfeld has been appointed executive vice president and chief operating officer of Capital Lighting & Supply, a subsidiary of Sonepar.

Capital Lighting & Supply, a subsidiary of Sonepar (Upper Marlboro, Md.): Alan Rosenfeld has been appointed executive vice president and chief operating officer for the company. Rosenfeld comes to CLS with more than 25 years of experience in the electrical distribution industry. He has held numerous positions during his career and most recently served as president, West Coast Division for Rexel.

Shat-R-Shield (Salisbury, N.C.): George Mabin has joined the company as vice president of sales and marketing. In his new role, Mabin will direct the company’s sales activity in North America, overseeing national accounts, national distribution, regional managers, manufacturers’ representatives and inside sales. He will also be responsible for all marketing activities and communications and will work on matters of corporate business development. Prior to Shat-R-Shield, Mabin spent the past six years at Westinghouse Lighting Corp. and recently held the position of division general manager, Lamps. Mabin’s career also includes 15 years with Philips Lighting Co. in both the Consumer and Professional markets where he advanced through positions of increased responsibility.

Precision-Lighting (Yorba Linda, Calif.): Lou Preston has been appointed national sales director. Preston will be responsible for continuing efforts to expand the Precision-Lighting business base with existing clients, and developing new business via the company’s network of agent, distributor and in-house sales efforts. Preston’s initial assignment at Precision-Lighting was as national director of Hub Services. Prior to joining Precision-Lighting, at Hardin Geotechnologies, Preston was responsible for all facets of operations for a major lighting-management company, completing projects in more than 30 states, Canada and Mexico. Prior to joining Hardin, Preston held increasingly responsible positions with FATA Automation, completing major installations for clients such as GM and Chrysler Corp.

Fromm Electric Supply (Reading, Pa.): Mike Creegan has been named Northeast Pennsylvania regional manager. With more than three decades in the electrical industry, Creegan will manage Fromm’s current Northeast Pennsylvania operations, in addition to developing and implementing growth strategies. Prior to joining Fromm, Creegan held key positions in the local distribution market, as well as regional sales responsibilities with manufacturers. Kevin Dymond has been named branch manager, Mt. Pocono, Pa. Dymond brings over 20 years of electrical distribution background to Fromm, in addition to field experience with a local construction contractor. Dymond’s responsibilities will include all facets of managing Fromm’s new Mt. Pocono, Pa., branch. Nancy Vaccaro has been named director, customer satisfaction. Vaccaro will lead Fromm’s initiatives to enhance customer satisfaction. Tammie Kipp has been named chief financial officer. In addition to overseeing Fromm’s accounting and credit departments, Kipp will develop and lead strategic initiatives in the areas of asset management and financial performance. Kipp was most recently a senior consultant at an accounting firm, and prior experience included serving as financial director for the City of Reading, Pa.