July 9, 2010
United Copper Industries, Inc. (UCI) (Denton, Texas): Thomas (Andy) Blanchard is now president and CEO and will be responsible for overseeing and directing

United Copper Industries, Inc. (UCI) (Denton, Texas): Thomas (Andy) Blanchard is now president and CEO and will be responsible for overseeing and directing all operations for the company. He comes to UCI from RevWires LLC, a manufacturer of cored welding wire and has served in top leadership positions within the metals, welding and tire industries over the past 25 years. Previous to his position with RevWire, Blanchard served as president of the Processed Metals Group of Gibraltar Industries. He received a B.S degree in engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point; an M.S. in systems management from the University of Southern California and a M.B.A. from Michigan State University.

Greenlee (Rockford, Ill.):, The company announced the realignment and enhancement of its sales team structure to provide a greater focus on the electrical and utility channels, according to Matt Sisco, vice president of Electrical, Retail and Utility Sales.

Chera Ellis has been promoted to director, North American Utility Sales. In her new role, Ellis will be responsible for establishing the vision and executing a strategy for the Utility channel. Ellis has been with Greenlee for nine years and has held increasingly responsible positions throughout her tenure.

Joel Smith has returned to Greenlee in the position of regional sales manager, Western Region. Smith had worked for Greenlee in the sales group for over 13 years.

Neil Burns continues in his current role of national sales manager, Canada, with additional responsibilities covering the Northeast U.S. region. Richard McCulloch now has responsibility for the East region and Randy Shook leads the Central region, which is a combination of the company's former Midwest and Southwest regions.

Scott Swift has accepted the position of OEM (original equipment manufacturer) accounts manager. Swift will develop and implement a sales and marketing plan for OEM/private label opportunities, Sisco said.

Service Wire Co. (Culloden, W.Va.): Travis Cutler and Jacob Barger have joined the company's sales team. Cutler earned his B.A. and A.A.S. from Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va. Barger will join the Service Wire sales team in Phoenix, Ariz. He earned his B.S. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Both have years of sales experience outside the electrical market.

FuelCell Energy (Danbury, Conn.): Anthony Rauseo has been appointed to the newly created position of COO and will be responsible for integrating the manufacturing operations with the supply chain, product development and quality. He will report directly to CEO R. Daniel Brdar.

Rauseo was previously FuelCell Energy's V.P. of of engineering and chief engineer and has served at executive posts with CiDRA Corp. and Pratt and Whitney. He holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Rutgers University and a M.S. in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. FuelCell Energy Inc. is a manufacturer of high-efficiency power plants using renewable and other fuels for commercial, industrial, government and utility customers.

Allied Wire & Cable (Collegeville, Pa.): Chuck Meyers has been hired as district sales manager for Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware. He has more than 25 years of experience in the wire and cable industry, including posts with Alpha Wire and Olympic Wire.

Western United Electric Supply Corp. (Brighton, CO): Dave Mele has been hired as director of business development for the New Mexico and Arizona electric utility markets. Prior to joining Western United, He spent 30 years with WESCO in various management capacities, including the last 17 years as manager of their branch operations in Albuquerque. Mele will continue to reside in the Albuquerque area. Western United is a distributor serving the electric utilities in Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, Nebraska, Kansas and Utah.