Eurofase (Toronto, ON): Jean Turriff recently joined the company as business development manager, Commercial Lighting. She has spent most of her 20-plus year career in sales and management roles in the lighting/electrical industry, working with design professionals, lighting designers, architects, engineers and interior designers, owners and other key stakeholders. In her sales management capacity, she most recently oversaw and worked with over 40 commercial lighting agencies in North America.
Eurofase has sold lighting products through multiple channels for the past 30-plus years, including the specialty lighting showroom, electrical wholesaler, home improvement stores, e-commerce websites and the interior design/architectural community.
Wholesale Electric Supply Co. (Houston): Rick Edwards retired from Wholesale Electric Supply Co. on Dec. 31 after 32 years with the company, according to a post on the company’s Twitter account.
Kaman Corp. (Bloomfield, CT): Russell Bartlett was named COO, effective Jan. 4. 2021. Prior to joining Kaman, he served as president and CEO of Textron Airborne Solutions, a division of Textron Inc. Before that, he held increasing positions of responsibility at Beechcraft Corp. Bartlett holds a BS degree in aerospace engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1983 and a master’s in national security and strategic studies from the U.S. Naval War College.
In other news at Kaman, Kristen Samson, has been named the company’s chief marketing officer, effective Jan. 18. She joins Kaman from Textron, where she served as the VP of marketing and communications for Textron Systems. She brings more than two decades of marketing and communication experience to Kaman.