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June 9, 2006
US Electrical Services LLC (Chester Springs, Pa.): Carl Brand has been appointed regional president. He will have responsibility for the Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island markets. He has more than 30 years of ...

US Electrical Services LLC (Chester Springs, Pa.): Carl Brand has been appointed regional president. He will have responsibility for the Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island markets. He has more than 30 years of industry experience. Most recently, he was executive vice president of Pat Patuto & Son Electrical Contractors. Before that, he was president of Sonepar’s NorthEast Electrical/Eagle Electric Supply.

Honeywell (Pleasant Prairie, Wis.): David Coleman has been promoted to sales manager for the CE Channel of its Genesis Series Cable Products. He will report to Joe Nitiss, vice president of marketing and business development. In his new role, Coleman will be instrumental in strengthening relationships with CE dealers and growing cable sales in this sales channel. In addition, he will coordinate activities centered on cable product identification, marketing partnerships and developing synergy with other Honeywell brands. Prior to his promotion, Coleman was regional manager.

Border States (Fargo N.D.): Matthew Eddleman has been appointed vice president-southwest region. Eddleman joined Border States in June 2005, and has general management responsibilities for the company’s southwest region, which includes seven branches in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Mexico. He has more than 20 years of electrical-industry experience. Before joining Border States, he served in sales and marketing as well as general management positions for Rexel.

On-Q/Legrand (Harrisburg, Pa.) Stephen Schoffstall has been named the company’s new vice president of marketing. An Internet and e-commerce veteran, Schoffstall joined On-Q/Legrand, then named On-Q Technologies, in 2003 as vice-president of business development. Since then, he spearheaded the company’s shift to On-Q Home, which targeted consumer education of home-technology products as a way to drive demand for the company’s installer market.

Omni Cable (West Chester, Pa.): Omni Cable announces several new appointments in their sales and marketing department. Tim Bright has been appointed national account manager for GE Supply accounts. His primary responsibility will be to enhance the GE Supply relationship. He joins the electrical industry after a long career selling for Kodak and several information tech companies marketing to food distribution. James Masters will be the assistant to sales and marketing. He will focus on Omni’s commitment to the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) and its conferences and programs. Ryan MacDonald joins the sales department in a newly created position as residential product specialist.

Siemens Building Technologies Inc. (Buffalo Grove, Ill): Jennifer Olmstead has been appointed vice president of human resources for the company’s U.S. operations. She succeeds Fred Cardina who will split his time between Siemens Building Technologies and a new assignment with Siemens Corp. developing HR services and support programs for all Siemens U.S. operating companies.

Zero Surge (Frenchtown, N.J.): Michael Weinhoffer has joined the company as director of sales. Weinhoffer will be responsible for overseeing all of Zero Surge’s national and international sales divisions. Weinhoffer has more than 10 years of experience in high technology sales and

Pentadyne Power Corp. (Chatsworth, Calif.): Mark E. McGough has been appointed president and CEO. With more than 20 years of experience growing international and domestic energy firms, McGough brings to Pentadyne added expertise in new technology launches, strategic alliances and profit-and-loss management, along with sales, marketing and engineering leadership in the energy-
technology marketplace. Flint Craig, who served as interim president and CEO since August of 2005, will resume his role as chief operating officer and chief financial officer.

Rexel Inc. (Dallas): Mark Duke was recently named director of pricing, a newly created position. His responsibilities now include developing and maintaining competitive pricing strategies for all products sold by Rexel’s more than 280 U.S. locations. Duke has worked in four other positions with Rexel over the last nine years. Most recently, he was corporate vendor program manager for Rexel. He previously served as inventory asset manager, buyer and E3 divisional coordinator.

Cooper Industries Ltd. (Houston): James T. Pendleyhas been appointed to the newly created position of chief marketing officer. He will be responsible for leading Cooper’s corporate and strategic marketing initiatives, including brand management, sales force effectiveness, and customer relationship management and loyalty programs. He will also lead efforts to standardize and revitalize marketing processes across the company. Pendley joins Cooper following a 12-year tenure with The Black & Decker Corp.

Schaedler Yesco (Harrisburg, Pa.): Schaedler Yesco has added new sales staff. John Polites has been named automation engineer and will focus on the HVAC and mechanical contractor markets. Rick Macak has taken the position of outside sales in State College, Pa., and surrounding areas. Alfred Lew has been named data comm specialist. His responsibilities include data comm application/design assistance for industrial, contractor and commercial customers in the Williamsport, Pa., and State College areas. James Chambers is now responsible for outside sales in State College, Pa., and surrounding areas. Thomas Finn has taken the position of outside sales for Williamsport, Pa., and surrounding areas. Tresa Mitzel has been named project coordinator in the construction department. Her responsibilities include job expediting and follow-up for lighting and gear products. Kerry Betz has been named automation engineer for Rockwell Automation Products. Tammy Leber is now commercial market specialist. Her responsibilities include developing and expanding commercial business in the areas of retail, heath care and education as well as local, state and federal government.

Dwight Hochstein retired in May from Hydrel, an Acuity Brands Co., Conyers, Ga. Most recently he was Hydrel’s vice president and general manager. He had responsibility for the engineering, manufacturing and sales of Hydrel architectural products, which includes landscaping lighting, underwater lighting and outdoor lighting. During his career, he was instrumental in the lighting of many world-famous monuments and projects such as the Hoover Dam, the Wrigley Building, Disneyland (Paris and Tokyo) and the Forbidden City in China.