Jan. 10, 2008
Sam McCamy III is leaving Roden Electrical Supply Co. to tend to personal and family business interests.

Roden Electrical Supply Co. (Knoxville, Tenn.): After 30 years at Roden Electrical Supply Co., including 17 years at the helm, Sam McCamy III is leaving Roden to tend to personal and family business interests. Under his leadership, Roden grew from $12 million to more than $120 million in annual revenues, culminating in the sale of the business to Kendall Electric Inc., Battle Creek Mich., on July 20, 2007. Jeff McCamy will continue with Roden as director of sales and marketing. Sam McCamy said he will be working on a venture to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses profitably. Neil Gillespie, a long-time Roden strategy consultant and current Roden vice preisdent of marketing, will be collaborating with McCamy on his venture, and will be leaving his position at Roden Electric also. Kendall Co.’s Mike Wehrenberg will transition into the leadership role for Roden Electrical Supply during the first quarter of 2008. Wehrenberg has held a series of increasingly responsible positions at Kendall Electric during the past 19 years. Currently, he is the Automation and Controls sales manager for Kendall Electric and a trustee of the Kendall Employee Stock Ownership Plan.

PowerPath Co. (Houston): Kevin Foster has been named an account manager. He succeeds Larry Minuto who has retired from the agency. An industry veteran with more than three decades of experience with distributors and reps, Foster previously worked in the Houston area with GE Supply Co. and Eutex.

Wiseway Supply (Florence, Ky.): Ed Jung has been named director of branch operations. He most recently served as director of Underwing Operations at Comair, a position that required constant evaluations of customer service and efficiency. His primary focus and responsibilities at Wiseway will be the management and growth of the company’s existing five locations and the growth of future locations.

Columbia Electric Supply Inc. (Brockton, Mass.): Bob Studley has been promoted to the position of supervisor for the Route 66 Overnight Delivery Service, operating from the company’s recently opened distribution center, located in East Taunton, Mass. In this role, Studley will oversee the night time delivery service, ensuring the accuracy of orders, scheduling and deliveries, in addition to other responsibilities. Studley, originally from Brockton, has been employed with Columbia Electric for 20 years during which time he has held positions within the purchasing and sales departments.

Gamewell-FCI, part of Honeywell’s Life Safety group (Northford, Conn.): Gamewell-FCI has hired three new regional managers to support its growing network of ESDs (engineered systems distributors) throughout Latin America and two key U.S. territories. As Latin America regional manager for Gamewell-FCI, Alex Nino works closely with engineers and distributors in Central and South America, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. Fluent in English and Spanish and having established relationships with fire and electronics industry professionals in this area, Nino’s background fits this role well. Alex Salter is the new regional manager overseeing the Gamewell-FCI Western territory of Arizona, Hawaii and the southern areas of both California and Nevada. A resident of Viejo, Calif., Salter has worked within the electronics industry for more than 13 years. Robert (Bob) Veenstra is the new Gamewell-FCI regional manager supporting the Mid-Atlantic region, comprised of Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware and upstate New York. Veenstra has more than 20 years experience in the fire and security industry.

American Fibertek Inc. (AFI, Somerset, N.J.): Theodore “Ted” Turczyn has been appointed director of distributor sales. He joined AFI following a career in the communication systems integration field, including positions with Belden Cable and International Fiber Systems. In addition to his responsibility for the management and growth of the AFI products distribution channel, Turczyn will also be responsible for other developing vertical distribution channel markets in North America.

Leviton Manufacturing Co. Inc. (Little Neck, N.Y.): David Weigand has been promoted to national sales manager for commercial energy management products. In his new post, Weigand will focus on expanding the market for the company’s line of occupancy sensors, whole-building energy management controls, daylight harvesting systems and other lighting management systems. Weigand brings to his new position a strong background in energy management coupled with extensive experience in the lighting industry. In a career spanning more than 25 years, Weigand has worked in the lighting consulting, contracting and commercial construction industries, in addition to the pubic utility sector, where he established energy incentive programs for Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, Washington Water Power and the Bonneville Power Administration. Before joining Leviton, he worked as manager of lighting and electrical standards for the Starbucks Coffee chain, where he developed standards for energy efficiency and created lighted environments that enhanced customer satisfaction.