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Electrical People: New president for WAGO North America

Sept. 22, 2017
Also new faces and positions at ElectricSmarts, Electric Supply (Albuquerque), Apex Tool and Omni Cable.

ElectricSmarts (Glastonbury, CT): Paul Werthman has joined the company as director of sales & marketing. Werthman began his career with Graybar and subsequently became a national marketing executive with Burndy before becoming vice president of national accounts for NSI. He has served on several manufacturer councils for NAED and has built close relationships with IMARK, AD, Rexel, CED, Sonepar and Graybar and other companies.

An ElectricSmarts press release said Werthman has a unique perspective because at two of his former positions he was an ElectricSmarts customer, helping him understand ElectricSmarts’ partnership benefits from our customer’s viewpoint.

Electric Supply (Albuquerque, NM): Dustin Walthall joined the company as service center leader of its Bryan/College Station, TX, location. He has worked in electrical distribution for 10 years in Texas, beginning his career in the industry as a warehouse driver for a Texas electrical supplier. He advanced through roles in sales and operations before eventually becoming a branch manager. In his new position, Walthall will work to develop and build a strong team to provide outstanding customer service in the Bryan/College Station market.

Apex Tool Group (Sparks, MD): Jeff Campbell recently joined Apex Tool Group (ATG) as VP, sales and Channel Marketing, North American Hand Tools.  He is responsible for sales and channel marketing efforts in ATG’s Industrial, Construction and Automotive distribution channels, which include all North American Hand Tools product lines such as GEARWRENCH, Crescent, Lufkin and Wiss.

Campbell reports to John Constantine, senior VP and president, North American Hand Tools. Campbell most recently served as senior vice president of North American Sales Werner Co., for its Werner ladders and fall protection, Knaack jobsite, and Weather Guard truck and van products. Before Werner he worked for Newell Brands as VP of sales for its Irwin and Lenox tool brands, among others, and was responsible for all U.S. sales in its professional distribution channels.  He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Lambuth University.

WAGO (Germantown, WI): Toby Thomann is now president of the company’s North American unit.  Thomann has been with WAGO for 23 years and has worked as regional sales manager, zone manager, marketing manager and most recently VP of sales.

Omni Cable (West Chester, PA): Bryan Dabruzzi has been promoted to Southeastern regional vice president, responsible for Omni Cable’s Atlanta, Charlotte, and Tampa locations. Dabruzzi was the regional manager for Omni Cable’s Charlotte branch for over five years. He joined Omni Cable in 2009 and has held multiple sales positions within the company throughout the years. Dabruzzi graduated from Miami University, Ohio, with a degree in operations management.