Houston Wire & Cable Co. (Houston): Charles Sorrentino, president and CEO, will step down as the company's president effective immediately and as CEO at the end of 2011. The company's board of directors has elected James Pokluda, HWC's long-time V.P. of sales and marketing, as president. Pokluda will assume the duties of president effective immediately, and will assume the additional responsibility of CEO at the end of the year. In addition, HWC's board of directors has promoted Christopher McLeod, to senior V.P. of operations.