People: January 22, 2010

Jan. 22, 2010
Graybar Electric Co. (St. Louis): Rick Harvey will be district vice president for the company’s New York regional operations effective Feb. 1. Harvey succeeds Chris Olsen, who will retire after six years in the position and more than 35 years with Graybar

Graybar Electric Co. (St. Louis): Rick Harvey will be district vice president for the company’s New York regional operations effective Feb. 1. Harvey succeeds Chris Olsen, who will retire after six years in the position and more than 35 years with Graybar. Graybar’s New York district is one of 13 operating districts for the company, servicing eastern New York, New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware. Before being named district vice president, Harvey served as director of comm/data sales for Graybar’s Chicago district, and has been with the company for 26 years.

National Association of Electrical Distributors (St. Louis): Andrew Akers, vice president of D&S Electrical Supply Co., Pocatello, Idaho, is NAED’s incoming Western Region vice president-elect and will serve his term in 2011-2012. Bill Squires, vice president of SMC Electric Supply in Springfield, Mo., currently holds the post. Beginning in May, Rocklan Lawrence, president and CEO of National Electric Supply Inc., in Albuquerque, N.M., will take up the regional leadership for 2010-2011.

BICSI (Tampa, Fla.):Brian Hansen, specification sales engineer for Leviton Network Solutions, begins his term as BICSI president this week. Hansen has worked in the telecommunications industry for more than 23 years as a consultant, contractor and network engineer. Hansen succeeds Edward Donelan as BICSI president, and will serve through January 2012.

Allied Wire & Cable (Collegeville, Pa.):Sean Brennan is now a sales rep for the company. He graduated from West Chester University in 2005 with a B.A. degree in business management. The company hired eight sales representatives in 2009.

Siemens Corp. (New York):Eric Spiegel will lead the company’s U.S. operations as president and CEO of Siemens Corp. He was previously senior vice president and senior partner at Booz & Co. and brings more than 25 years of experience in energy, manufacturing and utility industries. Based in Washington, D.C., Spiegel will drive the company’s business and efforts in sustainability and green technologies while further serving as a voice on policy issues that affect Siemens and its customers. He also becomes a member of the Siemens AG managing board. Originally from Ohio, Spiegel holds a B.A. in economics from Harvard University and a MBA from the Tuck Graduate School of Business at Dartmouth College.

EGS/Emerson Industrial Automation (Rosemont, Ill.):John Hargis was promoted to Western Region director with responsibility for the southwest United States for all EGS brands, including SolaHD, Appleton and O-Z/Gedney. Hargis joined EGS as a region manager for SolaHD in Texas in 2004, and most recently was director of sales for SolaHD. In his new role, Hargis will lead the transition from a direct sales force to a hybrid sales team, which will include independent reps, in southern California. He will also be covering northern California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Hawaii. Tom Pankratz, the company’s vice president of sales, will assume day-to-day sales leadership of SolaHD, with U.S. SolaHD region managers now reporting to him.

Hein Electric Supply Co. (Brookfield, Wis.):Chris Stoming was promoted to vice president. He joined Hein Electric Supply in 2006 as the vice president of sales and marketing, and has more than 20 years of industry experience, including a stint at Panduit that began in 1987. Stoming is a graduate of Purdue University.

Warshauer Electric Supply (Tinton Falls, N.J.): Gene Fay has been hired as vice president of energy solutions. He comes to Warshauer from Siemens where he spent the last seven years as a channel marketing manager for the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions. The company’ new Energy Solutions division encompasses its Solar Energy and Lighting Energy Retrofit groups.

Bridgeport Fittings (Stratford, Conn.): In his new position as technical sales manager, Erik Senseney will train Bridgeport’s representatives and distributors and provide technical support to Bridgeport’s customers. He will report to David Turk, vice president of sales and marketing. Senseney comes to Bridgeport Fittings with an extensive electrical contracting background, including project superintendent at Interstate Electrical Contractors in Wheatridge, Colo., where he supervised high-profile construction projects at the U.S. Mint, Colorado Convention Center and the U.S. Air Force Academy. He also has been certified and licensed as a master electrician, journeyman electrician and electrical lineman. A graduate of the University of Colorado and currently a resident of Fairfield, Conn., Senseney is also a decorated U.S. Air Force serviceman.

Intermatic Inc. (Spring Grove, Ill.):Rick Boutilier is now president and CEO. He started at Intermatic as CFO in 2004 and was promoted to COO in 2008. Gary Koetters was named vice president of sales from director of industrial and retail sales. He has more than 20 years of experience in the retail sector and helped execute Intermatic’s retail product exit strategy. Deb Peterson was promoted to vice president of marketing and product development. She joined Intermatic in 2006 and was formerly senior vice president of Motient.