People March 25, 2005

March 25, 2005
Daniel J. McLaughlin has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Benfield Electric Supply Co. Additionally, Roy C. Kohli has been appointed chairman.

Benfield Electric Supply Co. (White Plains, N.Y.): Daniel J. McLaughlin has been appointed president and chief executive officer. McLaughlin was formerly senior executive vice president, sales and marketing. Additionally, Roy C. Kohli has been appointed chairman. Kohli was formerly president and CEO.

W.W. Grainger Inc. (Lake Forest, Ill.): Laura D. Brown has been appointed vice president, marketing. Brown joined Grainger in 2000 as a vice president in the Internet business group and served most recently as vice president for market planning. Debra S. Oler has been appointed vice president, marketing and sales effectiveness. Oler has also been temporarily given expanded responsibility for the sales organization. She joined Grainger in 2002 as regional sales vice president for the North Central region. She became vice president, sales operations in 2003.

Beacon Light & Supply Co. (Hartford, Conn.): Barry Goldberg has been named senior vice president and general manager. Goldberg joins Beacon Light from GE Supply where he managed the Connecticut operation. Additionally, Kevin Trager has been named vice president of operations.

Arlington Industries Inc. (Scranton, Pa.): Don Ambrose Jr. has been appointed Southern regional sales manager. Formerly with WESCO, Ideal Industries, and Maple Chase/Firex, Ambrose brings more than 25 years of sales and marketing experience.

Graybar (St. Louis): Juanita H. Hinshaw announced she will retire from her positions as senior vice president, chief financial officer and director effective May 2. D. Beatty D’Alessandro, who currently serves as vice president and chief information officer as well as a member of the board of directors, will succeed Hinshaw as senior vice president and CFO.

Robroy Industries (Gilmer, Texas): Saleh Jabr joins Robroy’s conduit division as technical market manager and will provide technical support for end users and specifiers of coated conduit products. Additionally, Ken Gibbon has been appointed general manager of ECN/KORNS, a division of Robroy Industries that manufactures galvanized couplings, elbows, and clamps. Gibbon will oversee the daily operations of the plant in Avinger, Texas. He brings 25 years of experience in the electrical products industry.

Hagemeyer North America (Atlanta): Hagemeyer NA has united its existing strategic sourcing and marketing groups. Lisa Mitchell has been appointed to lead this integrated team as executive vice president. Formerly, Mitchell served as senior vice president, strategic sourcing.