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Electrical People: Anderson to lead operations for Crescent

Jan. 23, 2015
Engineered Products Company (EPCO) (Minn.): Timothy Lecher, a 26-year veteran in electrical manufacturing sales and management, has joined the company as Eastern Region sales manager.

Crescent Electric Supply Co. (East Dubuque, Ill.): Darrin Anderson joins the company as senior V.P. and COO and will have P&L responsibility for company operations and provide leadership and general management for daily operations and selling efforts. Anderson comes to Crescent after having served as V.P. Southeast Region for HD Supply’s Waterworks Division for the past eight years. Prior experiences include sales and operational roles with Kraft Foods, Alliant Foodservice and Sirva (a relocation and logistics firm). He is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point where he played baseball for Army and later served as a tank platoon leader during Operation Desert Storm, receiving a Bronze Star for meritorious service. He also holds an MBA degree from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.

In other news at Crescent, Tyson Cremeens was hired as digital marketing manager. In his new role, Tyson will lead the development and implementation of the company’s digital marketing strategy and manage Crescent’s online marketing presence. He will lead a broad set of initiatives across all digital marketing mediums, including the company’s corporate websites (Crescent, BA Supply, Stoneway and IES) and social media channels. Prior to joining Crescent, Cremeens was an electronic channels specialist at Heartland Financial USA.

IMARK Group (Bowie, Md.): Industry veteran Roger Vaught has joined the buying-marketing group as V.P., Member Development. A long-time supporter of IMARK Group and the organization’s member-owned business model, Vaught has been involved with the North American electrical industry for more than 30 years. From 1982 through 2014, he retained several key management roles with B-Line Systems, Thomas & Betts Corp. and The Stanley Works, and for the last 11 years he held various positions with Atkore International; his last being V.P. of North America Electrical Sales.

Vaught also served as chairman of the NAED Manufacturers Council; received the 2013 NAED Associate Merit Award given to an individual who has consistently promoted and supported the tenets and goals of NAED; and recently served on the on the NEMRA Board of Directors.  He will focus primarily on recruiting new members to IMARK Group and act as a resource for current members. In his new role Vaught will report directly to Jerry Knight.

Engineered Products Company (EPCO) (Minn.): Timothy Lecher, a 26-year veteran in electrical manufacturing sales and management, has joined the company as Eastern Region sales manager. He will be working with sales agencies along the East Coast (Maine to the Gulf Coast area) and east of the Mississippi. Prior to joining EPCO, Lecher was Southeast Regional sales manager for NSI Industries for the past 11 years, where he consistently exceeded sales forecast and built the Southeast Region into one of the company’s top-performing U.S. territories. He was previously regional sales manager for Gardner Bender/Actuant, where he managed an 11-state territory of 13 manufacturer representative agencies and more than 50 field sales personnel.

Halco Lighting Technologies (Norcross, Ga.): Ed Mackiewicz comes to Halco as product manager, commercial fixtures, with over 30 years in lighting design and product management experience. He will report to David Nelkin, V.P. of product and supply chain operations, and will manage the company’s commercial fixture product line. Before joining Halco, Mackiewicz spent five years with Acuity Brands Lighting as senior design engineer for LED lamps, recessed down lighting and track lighting. He developed several new products for the DIY market. Prior to Acuity, Mackiewicz was design engineer and program manager for other lighting companies like Illuminating Solutions, Cooper Lighting and Kenall Lighting. Mackiewicz holds an associate of science in electronic technology from DeVry Institute of Technology.

Allied Wire and Cable (Collegeville, Pa.):  Jessica Weiss is now a sales rep for the company and is the first of several new hires the company plans for 2015. She will be based in the company’s Pennsylvania location and has experience in sales and customer service. Weiss is a graduate of Montgomery County Community College. The company said in a press release that  its recent growth created the need for sales team expansion and that many of its locations will be adding new sales reps this year.

Distributor Wire & Cable (DWC) (Aurora, Colo.): Dave Coy joined the company late last year as COO and is overseeing personnel development, marketing, digital innovation, sales and logistics. Before joining DWC, Coy worked for Newmont Gold as director of global continuous improvement and helped the company run Lean initiatives and eliminate waste. He also spent three years in the U.S. Army, serving three years in the Caribbean and Pakistan.