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Electrical People: IDEA's new board, DeVoney to lead Turtle & Hughes Integrated Supply

March 14, 2014
Turtle & Hughes (Linden, N.J): Michael DeVoney is now president of Turtle & Hughes Integrated Supply (THIS), a division of Turtle & Hughes Inc. He succeeds Jay Drummond, who retired after 20 years of leadership ... this and more!

Industry Data Exchange Association Inc. (IDEA) (Rossyln, Va.): The association announced its 2014-2015 Board of Directors, which includes eight voting directors and two non-voting observers appointed by the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA). The Board elected Jack Carlson, executive V.P. and president, North American Business, Southwire, as chairman and Wes Smith, president, Mayer Electric Supply, as vice chairman. Carlson previously served on the IDEA Board as a voting director in 2012 and 2013.

The 2014-2015 IDEA Officers are: Chairman - Jack Carlson,  Southwire;  Vice Chairman - Wes Smith, president, Mayer Electric Supply;  Treasurer - David Rosenstein, president & CEO, Connexion; Secretary - Ted Crandall, senior V.P. & CFO, Rockwell Automation; NAED-Appointed Board Members: Phil Hale, CIO, Elliott Electric Supply; David Rosenstein, Connexion;  Bob Siegel, V.P. of investment & inventory management, Graybar; Wes Smith, Mayer Electric Supply; NEMA-Appointed Board Members - Jack Carlson, Southwire; Ted Crandall, Rockwell Automation; Chris Curtis, senior advisor, Schneider Electric; and Tom Gross, vice chairman & COO, Eaton Corp. Bethany Sullivan was selected as the NAED observer and Don Leavens, V.P. and chief economist, NEMA, was selected as the NEMA observer.

Turtle & Hughes (Linden, N.J): Michael DeVoney is now president of Turtle & Hughes Integrated Supply (THIS), a division of Turtle & Hughes Inc. He succeeds Jay Drummond, who retired after 20 years of leadership. THIS, based in Hamden, Conn., partners with customers for total cost reductions by streamlining elements of their supply chain. It has implemented procurement services, storeroom management and inventory control systems for Fortune 500 companies throughout North America. 

DeVoney, a 35-year industry veteran, joined THIS in Nov. 2012 as executive V.P. and was soon named to the Turtle & Hughes executive committee.  Before joining Turtle & Hughes, DeVoney spent three years as the business development leader for a national utility distribution company.  His previous experience also includes eight years as a supply chain consultant, assisting primarily investor-owned utilities, and 14 years working for both distributors and manufacturers.  Initially, he spent time in electrical and general contracting construction management.

DeVoney received his MBA from the C.T. Bauer School of Business at the University of Houston, and holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from Emory University.

MaxLite (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.): To meet the increased demand for specification projects and new products from distributors and other industry professionals, MaxLite has created a lighting application and certification department at its MaxLite West facility in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., and has appointed David Delgado as manager, lighting application and certification department. For the past two years, Delgado served as lighting application specialist. He reports to Thomas Rhee, executive vice president.

 With nearly 30 years of lighting industry experience and application expertise, Delgado also served as sales manager for ATG Electronics, technical support and lighting applications engineer/warranty service manager for Nora Lighting, and a variety of technical support and application positions for California Lighting Sales, Total Lighting Concepts, Hydrel Lighting and Kim Lighting.

In other news at MaxLite, the company is bolstering its West Coast customer support with the appointment of Jay Lee to the newly created position of general manager, Western office, and Fred Kim to warehouse manager at the Rancho Cucamonga facility. Lee reports to Todd Kim general manager of the West Caldwell, N.J., facility, and Fred Kim reports to Lee.

Lee served as operation warehouse manager of the western facility since 2007. Prior to MaxLite, Lee served as operation manager for National Monitoring Center (NMC), a third-party monitoring and alarm dispatch company. Kim was promoted as Lee’s successor in the role of warehouse manager at the Rancho Cucamonga location.