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Oct. 10, 2011
New VPs at Coleman Cable, a new CEO for Siemens' Infrastructure and Cities Sector, a new Northwest Region business development manager at Border States, and more

Coleman Cable Inc. (CCI) (Waukegan, Ill): The company recently made several key changes to its sales and marketing teams. John Pappas has been appointed senior V.P.-corporate marketing; Dan Jones has been appointed V.P. of national accounts- electrical distribution; Marc Hall has been promoted to the position of director of sales, electrical distribution; and Scott Hagen has joined the company as director of product development-assembled products.

A member of the CCI management team for more than 27 years, Pappas will work across all CCI business units and channels to promote the company’s expanding product offering. During his three years with CCI, Dan Jones has overseen the HVAC and Irrigation distribution businesses. Marc Hall, a 12-year CCI veteran, will focus on driving industrial sales through electrical distribution, and in his new role, Scott Hagen will develop and implement product and sales strategies for new and existing assembled products and oversee the product integration of recent and future CCI acquisitions.

Siemens Inc. (Atlanta): Daryl Dulaney has been appointed CEO of the company’s newly-formed Infrastructure and Cities (IC) Sector in North America, which comprises the United States, Canada, Mexico and Central America. Dulaney also will continue to serve as president and CEO of Siemens Industry, Inc., the legal entity comprising both the Infrastructure and Cities and Industry Sectors in the United States. With more than 30 years experience at Siemens, Dulaney was named president and CEO of Siemens Industry Inc. in Oct. 2009. He earned a BS degree in architecture from Ohio State University and a MBA from Northwestern University.

The IC Sector will be organized into five divisions: Building Technologies, Low and Medium Voltage (power distribution for utilities and facilities), Mobility and Logistics (traffic, transport and logistics management), Rail Systems (rail vehicles) and Smart Grid (intelligent power grids). The division leads for North America reporting to Daryl Dulaney are: Michael Cahill, president, Rail Systems; Thierry Godart, president, Smart Grid; Terry Heath, president, Mobility and Logistics; Andreas Schierenbeck, president, Building Technologies; and Kevin Yates, president, Low and Medium Voltage.

Venture Lighting International (Solon, Ohio): Allan Weaver recently joined the Venture sales and marketing team as the Western regional sales manager. He comes to Venture with more than 20 years of experience working with various fixture and lamp manufacturers including Cooper Lighting, Osram Sylvania and Eye Lighting.

Romac (Commerce, Calif.): This supplier of custom, new and surplus electrical equipment has added veteran switchgear design engineer Howard Scott to the engineering staff of Power Controls Inc. (PCI), a ROMAC division that specializes in custom electrical service equipment for industrial and commercial installations. He began his electrical career designing switchgear for Cutler-Hammer in 1966. Since then, Scott has designed low-voltage and medium-voltage switchgear for several switchgear manufacturers in the United States.

In other Romac news, Bill Archer recently rejoined the company as an inside sales representative after working for the past three years with another electrical supply house in the Southern California area. His electrical specialties include industrial fuses, air- and molded-case circuit breakers, and transformers.

Border States Electric (Fargo, N.D.): Jamie Coffel has been named BSE’s Northwest Region business development manager and will participate on the company’s Northwest Region management team and provide direction for new and expanded business opportunities in 11 branch locations in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. Before joining BSE, Coffel served as product manager at Cannon Technologies/Cooper Power Systems. He has held positions in the public power arena as commissioner and vice president of Shakopee Public Utilities Commission, one of Minnesota’s largest municipal utilities.

In other news at BSE, Kari Christensen has been named Southwest region business development manager and will provide direction for new and expanded business opportunities at BSE’s six branches in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. Her most recent position before joining BSE was branch manager for Gexpro in Anchorage, Alaska. She also has held several posts with Rockwell Automation, including high tech sales and branch sales manager in Seattle; global application manager in Phoenix; and North American sales manager in Milwaukee. Christensen also worked as a design engineer for the U.S. Navy before transitioning to technical sales. She has a BA in mechanical engineering from South Dakota State University.

LumenOptix (Philadelphia): Chris Pico has joined the company as supply chain director. Prior to joining LumenOptix, Pico worked for Lutron Electronics and Ford Motor Company/Visteon Electronics. Pico holds a degree in mechanical engineering from Lehigh University.