Robert Case Summit770
Robert Case Summit770
Robert Case Summit770
Robert Case Summit770
Robert Case Summit770

People On the Move - June 5, 2020

June 5, 2020
Check out the industry executives in the news over the past two weeks.

Summit Electric Supply (Albuquerque, NM): Robert Case  (photo above) has joined the company as its senior VP of sales, effective June 1. Case will manage Summit’s domestic and international sales teams, including EP&C and strategic accounts, as well as both the marketing and supplier relations departments.

Previously, Case spent four years as senior vice president and general manager for Distribution International, leading acquisition, integration and business transformation efforts. He has spent 25 years in electrical distribution, including 15 years at Rexel, most recently serving as VP of their U.S. oil and gas business. Case also served as the VP of field operations at Cummings Utility Supply, along with other senior-level sales management positions at Source Alliance and All-Phase Electric Utility.

He attended Clemson University and advanced leadership programs at the Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University and the IMD Business School for Management and Leadership in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Warshauer Electric Supply (Tinton Falls, NJ): Colin Casey has joined the company as a specialist based out of the company’s headquarters. He comes to the company from Cooper Electric Supply, where he was in its commercial/residential lighting group for the past 22 years. Casey has 33 total years of experience in the lighting industry, and his new role will take on both inside and outside sales and lend support to the Commercial Lighting Group, The Lighting Design Center and existing inside and outside sales professionals.

“We feel extremely fortunate to have someone with Colin’s experience and skill set join our sales team,” said Jim Warshauer, president, in the press release. “Colin will make an immediate impact across many different branches and divisions here at Warshauer Electric Supply. In these challenging times, when most are forced to scale back, we are proud to be able to add impactful head count in order to continuously add real value to the entire sales process. Tapping Colin’s expertise in lighting will be a huge asset to us by not only enhancing our existing business, but by bringing us new customers and offering additional services like energy audits.”

North Central Electrical Manufacturers Club (NCEMC) (Bloomington, MN): Mike Skovran, principal and president of EMS Partners Inc., has been elected by the 160 members of the NCEMC as their 83rd president, serving a one-year term for 2020-21. Skovran succeeds Pam Bednarz, who completed her term on May 29, 2020.

Skovran has been a principal and owner of EMS Partners sales agency since 1986, which covers the central region of the United States and focuses on providing electrical products and services to a variety of industries. Additionally, he is a veteran of the U.S. military and resides in Lakeville, MN.

Additional board of director appointments include: Joe Shallbetter as vice president; Randy Kuzel as secretary; Chris Lee  as treasurer; Wendy Anderson-director (one-year term); Al Palmer-director (one-year term); Gary Wilcox-director (two-year term); Pete Deeg-director (two-year term); Nate Boike-director (three-year term); and Tom Shepard-director (three-year term).

OmniCable (West Chester, PA): Jim Saffery, the company’s Boston regional manager, is retiring July 3. Victor Lewis, currently Boston’s senior account manager, will serve as the new regional manager upon Saffery’s departure. Saffery began his career in the electrical industry when he joined OmniCable in Jan. 1990.

Southwire (Carrollton, GA): Southwire recently announced that Tim King has accepted the role of president of Southwire Canada. In this new role, he will lead the company’s Canadian-based organization at Southwire Canada’s headquarters in Mississauga, ON. Kelly Hanson, King’s predecessor, will be relocating her family back to Atlanta.

“Tim’s a proven strategic thinker with the experience and leadership skills needed to continue moving our business to the next level, and I am tremendously excited to work with him as our new president of Southwire Canada,” said Norman Adkins, executive VP and chief commercial officer, in the press release.

Most recently, King served as director of finance, HR and administration for Southwire Canada. Before joining the company, he held a number of senior positions in finance, operations, marketing and sales with Eaton and PPG Industries. Additionally, King earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University.