People Aug. 15

Aug. 15, 2003
Siemon (Watertown, Conn.): Robert “Bob” Carlson Jr., has been named to the newly created position of vice president of global marketing. Carlson has been

Siemon (Watertown, Conn.): Robert “Bob” Carlson Jr., has been named to the newly created position of vice president of global marketing. Carlson has been with Siemon for over ten years, most recently as vice president of sales for North America.

Fromm Electric Supply Corp. (Reading, Pa.): Jim Giuffrida has been appointed purchasing and inventory manager, responsible for procurement, logistics and inventory control. Giuffrida previously held various positions with Carpenter Technology, including warehouse and information systems management.

Power Measurement (Victoria, British Columbia, Canada): Jack Pyburn has been appointed district sales manager for the U.S. southeast region. Pyburn will coordinate sales, service and support for the company’s IONR energy-management products throughout Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida. Pyburn comes to Power Measurement from Southern Co. (Mirant).

Aperum (Duluth, Ga.) Aperum has appointed Carol Butler vice president of development. Prior to joining Aperum, Butler was a principal consultant with Metanology Corp.

Infinova (Monmouth Junction, N.J.): Michael Ramelli has been appointed director of sales, western United States. Ramelli joins Infinova with numerous years of business development experience in the security and surveillance industry.

Holophane (Newark, Ohio): Dawn De Grazio has joined Holophane as manager, Light and Vision Center, Education and Training. De Grazio comes to Holophane as the Sacramento Municipal Utility District where she was a lighting application engineer.

Noland Co. (Newport News, Va.): After 44 years of service, William Overman retired from Noland Co. on July 1. Overman had headed up the purchasing division since 1987. Roger Gibbs succeeds Overman as director of sourcing. Gibbs had been preparing for this new post since February when he joined Noland after nearly 30 years with Hughes Supply Co. In another personnel change, Ronald Fisher was named manager of Noland’s Charlottesville and Verona, Va., branches. Fisher joined Noland in 1995. Since 1998, he headed up the company’s internal audit department.

Klein Tools (Chicago, Ill.): Lawrence Wegner has been promoted to director of marketing. Wegner has more than 20 years marketing management experience in the professional building and electrical products industries. He joined Klein Tools in 2001.

Van Meter Industrial (Cedar Rapids, Iowa): Barry Boyer has been appointed president and chief executive officer, succeeding Jim Schmitt, who retired July 1. Boyer has been with Van Meter 11 years and within the industry for more than 20 years.

E-Mon (Langhorne, Pa.): Eugene “Gene” Foley Jr. has been appointed to the newly created position of federal facilities manager. Based in the Washington, D.C., area, Foley will develop marketing and educational programs targeting federal energy managers to drive submeter sales through local distributors. Foley has more than 20 years industry experience.

Lutron Electronics Co. (Coopersburg, Pa.): As part of the reorganization of its Chicago-area sales force and creation of a new Lutron specification team, Lutron Electronics Co. announced the following appointments. Paul Tively, vice president of specification sales and a 35-year Lutron veteran, will head the specification team. Hammond Meuer, Lutron’s central region commercial sales leader, will continue his efforts coordinating commercial specification sales and expanding the market in the central region, which includes 10 states. Brian Dauskurdas and Eric Jerger will be calling on engineers and specifiers in Chicago. Previously, Dauskurdas had been calling on major specifiers and colleges and universities in Boston. Jerger had been handling specification accounts in four states. Lori Christopherson, a four-year Lutron veteran and a familiar face in the Chicago region, will continue to work primarily with local architects, interior designers and other specifiers. Danielle Dempsey, an integrated systems specialist, will provide application and design support, assisting with job layout and specifications. She previously worked in Lutron’s training and inside sales departments focusing on commercial projects.