People August 26, 2005

Aug. 26, 2005
Clarification: John K. Morgan has been named president and chief executive officer of Acuity Brands Lighting, not Acuity Brands Inc. as the Aug. 5 issue of Electrical Marketing stated.

Clarification: John K. Morgan has been named president and chief executive officer of Acuity Brands Lighting, not Acuity Brands Inc. as the Aug. 5 issue of Electrical Marketing stated. Vernon Nagel is president of Acuity Brands Inc.

Ametek Prestolite Power (Troy, Ohio): Jim Keyser joins the company as business manager, with responsibility for sales, marketing, engineering, customer service and field operations.

Universal Surveillance Systems (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.): Robert “Bob” Schindler, a 34-year loss prevention industry veteran, has joined the provider of protection solutions as vice president of sales for the Western region.

Cooper Industries Ltd. (Houston): Kevin M. Stein has been appointed president of the Cooper Bussmann division. He joins Cooper Bussmann from Tyco Electronics, where he served as general manager of the Raychem Circuit Protection unit. Previously, Stein held positions as global operations director and product line general manager with Tyco and Raychem. Stein succeeds Michael A. Stoessl who was named group president of Cooper Power Systems earlier this year.

Genie Industries Inc. (Redmond, Wash.): Scott Owyen, who has been with Genie since 1983, was recently promoted to regional sales manager; he will oversee sales and customer support for all United Rentals branches in western Canada, Washington, Oregon, northern California, Idaho and Reno, Nev.

NESCO (Needham Electric Supply Corp., Canton, Mass.): NESCO has made the following staff additions. Adrianne Musto has joined the company as corporate marketing manager. Previously, she served as area sales manager for General Electric Co. and in marketing and manager roles for two large Massachusetts general contractors. Additionally, Paul Paris has joined NESCO as district manager for the Peabody, Mass., and Worcester, Mass., branches as well as the lighting showroom in Worcester. He has more than 30 years of experience in the electrical distribution.

EGS Electrical Group, a joint venture between Emerson Electric Co. and SPX Corp. (Rosemont, Ill.): Tim Maul has been appointed East Central area sales manager for its Appleton, O-Z/Gedney and McGill brand products. Maul’s territory will include Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. Maul brings more than 20 years of experience working for Graybar and Crescent Electric.

The Hite Co. (Altoona, Pa.): T. Scott Lawhead has been appointed vice president/chief financial officer. Lawhead joined The Hite Co. in 1998 as a management trainee and has ascended since, serving in various roles including director of operations and regional vice president.

Wiseway Supply (Florence, Ky.): Tim Fries has joined Wiseway as vice president of sales and marketing. Fries comes to Wiseway in this newly created position with several years of sales and marketing experience.

UMI/Orbit (Washougal, Wash.): Electrical industry veteran Al Chafatinos joins the manufacturer as its district sales representative for Los Angeles and Ventura counties in California. Chafatinos has more than 20 years of experience overseeing both distributor and retail accounts in the electrical industry.

The Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA, St. Louis): EASA announced it new international officers for the 2005-2006 administrative year: Chairman of the Board Brian Gibbon of Anstee & Ware Ltd., Bristol, England; Vice Chairman Art Anderson of Electrical Mechanical Services, St. Paul, Minn.; and Secretary/Treasurer George Stratton of G.E. Jones Electric Co. Inc., Amarillo, Texas.

Ametek Solidstate Controls (Columbus, Ohio): Narayan Vishwanathan joins the company as marketing manager. Most recently, he was with Ingersoll Rand.

Universal Lighting Technologies (Nashville, Tenn.) Chris Holstein has been named director of marketing. He’ll lead the marketing team in implementing a three-year strategic marketing plan that includes launching new online and on-site training programs for staff, distributors, contractors and end-users.