Hunt Electric Supply (Burlington, NC): The company announced the promotions of Sean Satzman, Jon Sutton and Eric May. Satzman was promoted from assistant branch manager to branch manager at the Carrboro/Chapel Hill location, replacing Tim Aldridge, who retired earlier this year. Satzman has been with Hunt Electric Supply since 2003. Sutton was promoted to corporate purchasing administration from inside sales at the Burlington branch and has been with the company since 2006. May was promoted from inside sales to sales manager of the Greensboro branch. Prior to coming to Hunt Electric Supply in 2014, he served as a journeyman electrician.
Warshauer Electric Supply (Tinton Falls, NJ): Ron Vilardi joined the company as a salesperson. He previously worked at Greenlee Tools/Emerson for 2.5 years as an account manager in New York and New Jersey. Vilardi graduated from Susquehanna University with a business degree and a finance emphasis.
Cerrowire (Hartselle, AL): Mercy Ebuetse joined the company as a procurement specialist in the company’s plant in Ogden, UT. Before moving to the United States to pursue her master’s degree, she worked in her native Nigeria as a quality engineer for the Federal Ministry of Works and Transport and as a project engineer for the Julius Berger construction company.
Universal Lighting Technologies (Nashville, TN): Steve DeBlasi joined the company as director of distribution sales in the western United States and western Canada. In his new role, he will work to expand the channel and support growth of Universal’s LED lighting solutions.
During his 30-plus-year career, he has worked closely with OEMs (original equipment manufacturers), consulting engineers, architects, distributors, agents and end users. In his past roles, DeBlasi has opened new markets, developed chain and distributor branch partners and worked with buying groups and key accounts. Prior to joining Universal, he served as VP of sales and marketing, business development manager and as a regional sales manager in the lighting industry.
Hill Electric (Anderson, SC): The company recently hired Angela Gardner for the newly created position of director of business development and marketing. Gardner brings to the company nearly three decades of both industry-specific experiences in construction, engineering, and architecture, and experience in marketing and business development. Her role within Hill Electric includes representing the company in the community and building its brand. Hill Electric is an industrial electrical contractor providing installations of manufacturing process and auxiliary equipment for companies across upstate South Carolina.
National Electrical Contractor Association (NECA) (Bethesda, MD): David Long, NECA’s chief executive officer, is one of the construction industry executives recently asked by the White House to participate in its new Great American Economic Revival Industry Groups, which were formed to help the nation through the COVID-19 crisis. Dirk Van Dongen, president of the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors and David Farr, chairman and chief executive officer of Emerson Electric, are two other familiar industry names participating in the groups. Construction industry executives asked to participate include Jerry Howard, chief executive officer of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB); Michael Bellaman, president and chief executive officer of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC); and Stephen Sandherr, chief executive officer, Associated General Contractors (AGC).