People April 7, 2006

April 6, 2006
Paul Suzio has been named president and chief operating officer of Bridgeport Fittings, Stratford, Conn.

Bridgeport Fittings Inc. (Stratford, Conn.): A 26-year veteran in the electrical industry, Paul Suzio has been named president and chief operating officer. Prior to this appointment, Suzio was Bridgeport’s executive vice president. Before joining Bridgeport Fittings, Suzio held several leadership positions in sales, marketing and general management, including vice president and general manager at Edwards Signaling & Security Systems.

Cooper Wiring Devices (Peachtree City, Ga.): Barry MacGowan has been appointed national sales manager, Canadian electrical distribution sales organization. Previously, MacGowan served FCI-Burndy for 16 years as a regional sales manager, where he was honored as the regional manager of the year numerous times and had a track record of growing profitable sales by targeting end users and specifiers.

Progress Lighting (Spartanburg, S.C.): Amber Adams recently joined Progress Lighting in a newly created position as showroom program coordinator. She will be developing and managing marketing programs for builder design centers, lighting showrooms and bath and plumbing showrooms.

Robroy Industries (Verona, Pa.): Rob McIlroy has been promoted to vice president and was elected to the Robroy’s board of directors. McIlroy has 13 years of experience at Robroy Industries. Prior to this appointment, he has served as national sales manager for the PVC coated conduit business group. His new focus will be on inter-divisional and corporate issues.

Affiliated Distributors (A-D, King of Prussia, Pa.): Sean Kenny has joined A-D’s electrical supply division, serving as director of member relations, responsible for advancing relationships between A-D’s electrical affiliates and suppliers. Kenny comes to Affiliated Distributors after 16 years at Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp. Additionally, Maura Wheeler was promoted to director of communications. Wheeler joined A-D in March 2004 as a member of the marketing team.

Quality Home Brands LLC (New York): Thomas "Tracy" Bilbrough has joined the company as president and chief executive officer, and a member of the board of directors. He succeeds Murray Feiss as president and CEO. Feiss will remain chairman of the board. Bilbrough was most recently president and CEO of Juno Lighting Group.

Border States (Fargo, N.D.): Bob Burdette has been appointed vice president, south central region. Burdette previously served as president and a member of the board of directors for Nunn Electric Supply Corp., Amarillo, Texas, which merged with Border States.

NESCO (Canton, Mass.): Roland Moulin has been appointed director of sales after 14 years of sales management experience in the electrical distribution market. Most recently, Moulin was director of sales for a large electrical distributor in New England. Before that, he served as the Boston district sales engineer for Cooper Bussmann.