People 090806

Sept. 7, 2006
Klein Tools (Lincolnshire, Ill.): John Cate has been named director of marketing. With 30 years of experience, he will oversee all aspects of marketing, directing the marketing

Klein Tools (Lincolnshire, Ill.): John Cate has been named director of marketing. With 30 years of experience, he will oversee all aspects of marketing, directing the marketing department, and developing and implementing strategic marketing plans. Prior to joining Klein Tools, Cate served as group marketing and communications manager for Omron Electronics, global director of marketing and communications for Hollister Inc., and account director at Eclipse Communications.

Ideal Industries Inc. (Sycamore, Ill.): Paul Algerhas been promoted to national account manager, reporting to Bob Bukowsky, vice president of sales. Prior to his promotion, Alger held the position of senior area sales manager for Ideal, covering southern Alabama, the Florida Panhandle, eastern Mississippi and key regional accounts.

Berk-Tek, a Nexans Co. (New Holland, Pa.): Beau Gabrielhas been appointed a new regional sales manager, central region. Gabriel is responsible for establishing and meeting sales goals and objectives through direct sales, reps and distribution for the central U.S. states. He will report to Paul Trunk, senior vice president of sales and marketing. Before joining Berk-Tek, Gabriel spent 10 years at FCI USA Inc. Most recently, he was their senior account/territory manager.

Sea Gull Lighting Products (Riverside, N.J.): Eric Bordenhas been appointed to the newly created position of vice president, product management and market research for the company. He will be responsible for creating, implementing and directing the company’s product development initiatives in conjunction with the company’s sales and marketing teams. Borden’s career with Sea Gull Lighting began in 1994. He most recently served as vice president of Ambiance Lighting Systems since January 2005.

Guarantee Electrical Co. (St. Louis): Thomas W. Montgomeryhas been named director of purchasing. Montgomery brings to Guarantee more than 26 years of experience in electrical sales. Most recently he served as a regional sales manager for Rexel. As director of purchasing, Montgomery directs and coordinates Guarantee’s major material, equipment and machinery purchases.

Leviton Manufacturing Co. Inc. (Little Neck, N.Y.): Clyde Wixomhas been appointed senior marketing/new business development manager for Leviton Integrated Networks and Controls’ Residential Systems Group. Wixom will provide strategic marketing direction for Leviton’s residential lighting control and home automation products, and generate joint business opportunities with industry channel partners. Wixom brings to his new post more than 15 years experience in the residential lighting controls industry, as well as experience in corporate and government consulting.

Graybar Electric Co. (St. Louis): David Pferrerhas been promoted to branch manager of the company’s Parsippany, N.J., location. He most recently served as the commercial-industrial sales manager there. Throughout his career, Pferrer has developed business and financial plans for vendors, major customers and business consulting advisors. He has five years of branch management experience at electrical distributor Rexel and 23 years of management experience with Rockwell Automation/Allen-Bradley.