Hubbell Lighting Inc., a division of Hubbell Inc. (Spartanburg, S.C.): David Smith has been named vice president brand management for the Columbia Lighting and Alera Lighting brands of Hubbell Lighting Inc. Prior to joining Hubbell, Smith spent eight years with Westinghouse Electric Corp., Power Systems Division. In his most recent capacity, Smith was responsible for product portfolio profitability and new product management. He directed all business development activities in addition to being responsible for application engineering. Mark Lien, well known as one of the lighting industry’s premiere educators, has joined Hubbell Lighting Inc. as director, Lighting Solutions Center. Prior to accepting his new position at Hubbell, Lien taught in and managed Cooper Lighting’s industry education facility. He has more than 30 years experience in many facets of the lighting industry. For 17 years he managed a lighting center providing industry professionals and end users with lighting design and product. He had spent most of the last decade in lighting education presenting and teaching throughout North America, Asia, and the Middle East.
Affiliated Distributors (King of Prussia, Pa.): Peter Wilkes has been named director of supplier relations for the electrical supply division. He will be responsible for further developing and strengthening relationships with existing A-D suppliers and will act as a strong advocate on behalf of A-D affiliates. He comes to A-D with 19 years of supply chain management experience. His background includes serving as the purchasing manager for Wetherill Associates, senior purchasing agent for ABB automation Inc., and senior buyer for Kulicke & Soffa Industries Inc.
US Electrical Services LLC (USESI) Ellis Thompson has been appointed president, Southeast region. USESI currently has operations in 11 states, and this announcement opens another new trading area for the company including Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, and western North Carolina. Thompson has more than 30 years experience having spent his entire career in the electrical supply industry in the southeastern United States. Matthew Sevarino has been appointed vice president, finance. Sevarino most recently worked for GE Supply. Previously he worked at the Industrial Systems division of the General Electric Co. and in GE’s corporate audit staff.
TCP Inc. (Aurora, Ohio): Brad Wiandt has been promoted to national sales manager. He will be responsible for all commercial and industrial sales through the support of TCP’s regional managers and manufacturers’ representatives throughout the United States and Canada. Wiandt began his career at TCP as regional sales manager. Before joining TCP, he held regional manager positions with Simkar Lighting and Sli Lighting. Don Lewinski will serve as the regional sales manager for commercial and industrial sales in the Northcentral region. He will be responsible for planning, budgeting and executing all sales and marketing related activities in this region. Lewinski previously served as the regional vice president for Universal Lighting, and held regional manager positions with Howard Industries and Osram Sylvania. Steve Herman brings 25 years of sales experience to his position as territory sales manager for southern Nevada. Responsible for increasing market share in this territory, Herman works with hospitality and casino accounts, electrical and lighting distributors, electrical and commercial lighting maintenance contractors, and utility providers. Herman began his career in the lighting industry working for electrical distributors where he specialized in the sale of lighting systems and lighting related products. He previously worked for Graybar Electric Co.
Columbia Electric Supply Inc. (Brockton, Mass.): Rob Sampson of Norwood has been promoted to branch manager of the company’s Taunton location. Sampson will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Taunton branch. Sampson, whose experience in the electrical supply industry spans 12 years, has been a member of the Columbia Electric Supply Co. team for the past seven years, most recently as an inside sales representative. Maurice (Moe) Maltais Jr. has been promoted to branch manager of the company’s Fall River location. In this role, Maltais will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Fall River branch. Maltais, whose experience in the electrical supply industry spans 10 years, has been a member of the Columbia Electric Supply team for the past four years as an inside sales representative.Lenox (East Longmeadow, Mass.): Pedro Caceres has been named global vice president of operations. Caceres will be responsible for all manufacturing processes and support operations for the tool and band saw areas in support of Lenox’s global expansion. Caceres joins Lenox after serving as senior vice president of operations, Hasbro Games, Hasbro Inc. His background in operations includes vice president material supply chain, Hasbro; director of operations, Hasbro Inc., Valencia, Spain, and director of logistics, Hasbro Inc., Valencia.