People 071406

July 14, 2006
Christopher B. Curtis has been named president, Schneider Electric USA. He will be responsible for electrical distribution, automation and control, and service

Leviton Manufacturing Co. (Little Neck, N.Y.): Dan Munson has been appointed government regional sales manager for the central region. He will support the sale of Leviton products to U.S. government accounts. He previously held numerous positions with General Dynamics Network Systems, including posts as a field-service representative, program manager and engineer. Steven McCurdy has been named eastern regional sales manager for Leviton Integrated Networks and Controls. He will direct sales throughout Leviton’s eastern region. He was most recently regional sales manager for the eastern region. Carol Lynch has been named vice president of marketing and sales for the retail division. She will lead the company’s retail marketing and sales operations and direct strategic planning for the company’s retail channel. Lynch most recently served as director of retail marketing.

NESCO (Canton, Mass.): Johnnie F. Pechal has joined the company as senior account executive for its national accounts division. Pechal will be based in Dallas and will be responsible for managing business with key target accounts on a national level. Most recently, he served as vice president of sales for Time Square Lighting.

Schneider Electric (Palatine, Ill.): Christopher B. Curtis has been named president, Schneider Electric USA. He will be responsible for electrical distribution, automation and control, and service business activities in the United States. Curtis has 13 years of experience with Schneider Electric’s North American Operating Division. Prior to joining Schneider Electric, he held various marketing and sales positions with Siebe Environmental Controls.

Lighting Services Inc. (Stony Point, N.Y.): Bryan Lortie, has been appointed western regional sales manager. His responsibilities include managing and supporting the representative network through product training and working closely with the design and specification community to keep them updated on the latest products and services. Lortie has more than 20 years experience in the lighting industry, working closely with lighting designers, architects and engineers as well as agencies, contractors and manufacturers.

ABB Automation Products, Low Voltage Drives (New Berlin, Wis.): Daniel Beaudet has been named vice president, quality systems. He will be responsible for providing overall leadership to the continued development of world-class quality systems for the drives operation. Beaudet most recently was director of manufacturing & continuous improvement at Waukesha Engine/Dresser.

Onset Computer Corp. (Bourne, Mass): Gregg Daly, has been named director of sales. He most recently served as the company’s sales manager.

The Electrical Board of Missouri and Illinois (Fenton, Mo.): Rodger Hollenbeck, president and CEO for Albers Manufacturing Co., O’Fallon, Mo., has been installed as chairman of the board for the 2006-2007 fiscal year. Officers installed with Hollenbeck are Keith Cooper, McClure Engineering, 1st vice chair; Kurt Schulz, Cooper Crouse-Hinds, Syracuse, N.Y., 2nd vice chair; and John MacArthur, Frost Electric Supply, treasurer.