Balentine 920
Balentine 920
Balentine 920
Balentine 920
Balentine 920

People On the Move - November 20, 2020

Nov. 20, 2020

ETIM North America (NA) (Salt Lake City, UT): Jeff Balentine, (in photo above) , Sonepar USA’s director of enterprise data management, has been appointed to the board of ETIM NA’s Electrical Sector.

 As a member of the Electrical Sector board, Balentine joins David Oldfather of IDEA and Jon Duffie of Siemens to help drive adoption of ETIM product classification standards in the electrical industry through membership recruitment, product committee engagement and prioritization, industry advocacy and other activities.

 An international model for the standardization and classification of technical product data, ETIM is used by global manufacturers, distributors and end-users doing business in dozens of countries. Originally developed in Europe for the electro-technical sector, ETIM has expanded to multiple industries and countries worldwide, with the model currently being offered in 17 languages.

Schréder Group (Brussels, Belgium): This outdoor lighting provider recently appointed Steve Mills as general manager-North America, in charge of the United States and Canada. Mills has been working with Schréder as a consultant for the past year. Before joining Schréder, he worked as CEO of Prym Consumer USA, a market leader in the consumer packaged goods market, as well as CEO of BEA Sensors Americas.

 Power UP Electrical Contractors (St. Louis): Terron White was hired as a project manager. He completed his electrical apprenticeship through IBEW Local 1 in 2007 and obtained journeyman status in 2012. Prior to Power UP, he worked for Guarantee Electrical and Bell Electrical Contractors in St. Louis, as well as several other positions in the area’s electrical market, including jobs as project manager and as a maintenance electrician for St. Louis Community College and St. Louis Public Schools. White has an associate degree in electrical automation technology and a bachelor’s of science in applied management from Ranken Technical College in St. Louis.

Power UP Electrical Contractors is part of UP Companies (UPCO), one of the largest minority-owned, full-service electrical contractors in Missouri.