People April 22, 2005

April 22, 2005
WESCO Distribution Co. (Pittsburgh): Greg Griswold has been named a director.

WESCO Distribution Co. (Pittsburgh): Greg Griswold has been named a director. He will be responsible for the New York City branches, which include Avon Electrical Supplies and Liberty Electrical Supply, both divisions of WESCO, and WESCO’s Parsippany, N.J., operation. He was president of Cooper Electric/Sonepar.

Bridgeport Fittings (Stratford, Conn.): Paul Suzio joins Bridgeport Fittings as executive vice president. Most recently, he was vice president and general manager for Edwards Signaling & Security Systems, Cheshire, Conn., which was acquired by GE Infrastructure in March.

Cooper Industries (Houston): Paul M. Isabella has been appointed executive vice president, Cooper Connection. Isabella will be responsible for the oversight of Cooper’s five electrical products divisions (Cooper B-Line, Cooper Bussmann, Cooper Crouse-Hinds, Cooper Lighting and Cooper Wiring Devices). Formerly, Isabella was senior vice president operations with The Stanley Works.

Power Measurement (Victoria, British Columbia): Power Measurement has appointed David Jackson as district sales manager for the state of Michigan. From his office in Detroit, Jackson will work alongside Power Measurement’s U.S. east sales team. Jackson comes to Power Measurement from SSOE, a full-service design firm offering architectural and engineering services.

Service Wire Co. (Culloden, W. Va.): With 20 years sales and management experience in the wire and cable industry, Mike Brashear has been appointed account manager for Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, and eastern Nevada.

Guarantee Electrical Contracting (Denver): James R. Riney has been named president Guarantee Electrical Contracting, a subsidiary of Guarantee Electrical Co., St. Louis. Listed among the nation’s largest electrical contractors, Guarantee Electrical Co. acquired Denver-based Kimsey Electrical in September 2003, renaming it Kimsey-Guarantee Electrical Contracting. When Stephen M. Kimsey, president, recently left the company to pursue other interests, the name was changed to Guarantee Electrical Contracting.

L&S Electric (Schofield, Wis.): Paul Gullickson, has been promoted to the newly created position of senior vice president. Formerly vice president operations, Gullickson will continue responsibility for L&S’s complete operations group but will also assume overall responsibilities for the Minneapolis-area facilities. Todd Esala has been promoted to the newly created position of general manager of L&S’s Minneapolis and Mounds View, Minn., sales and rotating apparatus repair operations. Formerly, he was Minnesota regional sales manager. Wayne Michlig has been appointed general manager of the electric engineering division. He returns to L&S from Rockwell Automation.

Grasslin Controls Corp., a division of GE Consumer & Industrial (Mahwah, N.J.): Peter R. Greisinger has been named director of distributor sales and marketing for electrical and HVAC/R markets. Greisinger has spent previous years in the electrical business as a manufacturers’ representative.

National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED, St. Louis): Jim Lombardo has been appointed educational program manager. Lombardo brings 18-plus years of professional training, development, and consulting experience to the position.