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Electrical People: Powell Goes to Summit in Albuquerque

March 31, 2017
Kevin Powell was CEO of Van Meter Industrial. Also in this issue, Matt Peterson moves to Enavate, Shuji Mori takes the helm at Yokagawa Corp. of America and Bridget Cross moves to Tempo.

Summit Electric Supply (Albuquerque, NM):  The company named Kevin Powell as its president. Powell joins Summit after serving as CEO and president for an employee-owned regional electrical distributor, Van Meter Industrial, Cedar Rapids, IA. He will report to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Victor Jury Jr. and be based out of Summit’s Albuquerque, NM, corporate headquarters. He holds a degree in industrial engineering from Marquette and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin.

Enavate (Denver, CO): This provider of Microsoft Dynamics 365 ERP software has hired Matt Petersen as senior director of industry solutions to lead their wholesale distribution industry practice. Petersen has spent the past 30 years in the software industry, including the last 15 years focusing on wholesale distribution management and business processes.

He was a founding member of the Wholesale Distribution Industry Business Unit at SAP and in 2014 he joined Microsoft to lead the Dynamics Wholesale Distribution partner channel in the U.S. market. Petersen has a BA in economics from the University of Illinois and a Certificate of Distribution Management from Texas A&M University.

Enavate is a 2016 Microsoft President’s Club winner and provides business consulting and industry-focused enterprise software solutions based on the Microsoft Dynamics 365, AX and CRM platforms, with a full range of services including professional services, maintenance and support.

Yokogawa Corporation of America (Sugarland, TX): Shuji Mori is now CEO. As CEO, Mori will be responsible for all day-to-day business operations in North America. Mori, who has been with the company almost three decades, began his career as an engineer, helping implement systems projects for Yokogawa customers all over the world. Over the years he has held a variety of roles throughout the company, most notably in global major account sales, and has acquired extensive experience in the global industrial automation market.

“The North American market is changing rapidly, and Yokogawa Corporation of America has huge growth potential in this strategically important region,” said Takashi Nishijima, president and CEO of Yokogawa Electric Corp. “I am very confident that Yokogawa Corporation of America will become a stronger organization under his leadership and continue to focus on building a brighter future by creating value with our customers.”

Tempo, LLC, (Irvine, Calif.): Bridget Cross is the company’s new Central Regional sales manager. Tempo manufactures configurable linear LED lighting systems. Tempo said Cross will help contribute to the organization’s growth in the U.S. central region with her deep relationships within the industry as well as her knowledge of the LED lighting market. In addition, her experience in retail, restaurant, hotel and commercial specifications will help open new opportunities for the company.