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Electrical People: Freeland Joins Burndy

Nov. 20, 2015
Troit Freeland's move to Burndy from Ideal Industries and the new slate of officers at NEMA highlight the exec moves in this issue.
​Burndy (Manchester, N.H.): Industry veteran Troit Freeland (left) has joined the company as strategic account manager, effective Nov. 16 and will report to Stewart Gale, V.P. of sales and marketing. Freeland’s responsibilities include representing the full Burndy product offering to the company’s key distributors, planning and implementing national strategies, and presenting established sales and marketing programs that support corporate objectives. Freeland previously held national position roles at manufacturing companies including Brady, Hellermann Tyton, and most recently Ideal Industries. He brings with him 20-plus years of industry experience including his most recent role at Ideal as V.P. of sales, networks and electrical test & measurement. He is active in the industry and currently serves as the chairperson of the NAED Manufactures Council. Freeland holds a BA in marketing and personnel management from Eastern Illinois University.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) (Rossyln, Va.): Maryrose Sylvester was elected chairwoman of NEMA’s 2016 Board of Governors at its annual meeting last week. She is president and CEO of GE Lighting and Current, powered by GE, and is the first woman to head the nearly 90-year-old association.
NEMA’s Board of Governors appointed additional officers: First Vice Chairman Michael Pessina, president and co-CEO, Lutron Electronics; Treasurer David Nord, chairman, president, and CEO, Hubbell Inc.; and Immediate Past Chairman Donald Hendler, president and CEO, Leviton Manufacturing Co.
Those serving with the officers on 
NEMA’s 2016 Executive Committee include Mark Gliebe, chairman and CEO, Regal Beloit; Philip Mezey, president and CEO, Itron; Marcelo Mosci, president and CEO, U.S. and Canada, GE Healthcare; John Selldorff, president and CEO, Legrand, North America; Stuart Thorn, president and CEO, Southwire; and Laurent Vernerey, president and CEO North America, Schneider Electric.
Those elected to the NEMA board for three-year terms include Revathi Advaithi, COO, Electrical Sector, Eaton; John Galyen, president, North America, Danfoss; Gabriel Garza, vice president of business development, Xignux; Regal Beloit’s Mark Gliebe; Michael McDonnell, president and CEO, General Cable; Vernon Nagel, chairman, president and CEO, Acuity Brands; Lutron’s Michael Pessina; Thomas Russo Sr., president and CEO, Jarden Safety and Security; Legrand’s John Selldorff, and Kyle Seymour, president, S&C Electric. Mark Wingate, president, MVC-Maxivolt, and John Williamson, president and CEO, Atkore International, were elected to fill board vacancies.

Universal Lighting Technologies (Nashville, Tenn.):  Ron Hall is the new OEM regional sales manager for the Southeastern region of the United States and will manage customers in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Leviton Manufacturing Co. Inc. (Melville, N.Y.): Daryoush Larizadeh has been named president, effective immediately. He will continue to serve as chief operating officer (COO). As president and COO, Larizadeh will manage all of the company’s operating units worldwide. He will continue to report directly to CEO Donald Hendler. Larizadeh, a 14-year veteran of Leviton, has been responsible for Leviton’s sales and operations globally since 2007. Today, Larizadeh oversees the company’s six business units, 13 manufacturing facilities and four market channels.