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People On the Move - January 28, 2022 Update

Jan. 27, 2022
Check out the latest promotions and appointments at Loeb Electric, Rexel, Dominion Electric, Robroy and A-D.

Loeb Electric (Columbus, OH)

Loeb Electric announced Adam Becker as Chief Operations Officer (COO) and Erin Ryan as Director of Accounting and Finance. Both positions report directly to the President, Charles Loeb (See photo). Becker holds an Industrial Engineering degree from Purdue University and MBA in Operations Management from DePaul University.

Ryan has 17 years of accounting and finance experience. She was previously with Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, Columbus Crew Soccer Club and Crawford Hoying and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from The Ohio State University and MBA from Ohio Dominican University.

Rexel USA (Dallas)

John Pehler was appointed chief digital officer and has joined the company effective Jan. 10. In this role, he will partner with the Rexel USA executive leadership team to lead and further accelerate the digital strategy and transformation across the country. Pehler brings to Rexel USA many years of digital expertise. Prior to this appointment, Pehler has held executive leadership positions including global head of Digital Customer Engagement at Caterpillar Inc. and director of Digital Experience & Strategy at W.W. Grainger.

Dominion Electric Supply Co. (Arlington, VA)

Joe Baxter was promoted to VP of Branch Sales and Vince Liberto was promoted to VP of Commercial Sales. Baxter came to Dominion in 1986 and has worked in various roles including counter sales, outside sales, branch manager, regional branch manager and for the past three years as director of branch sales. In this role, he oversees 11 counter locations, including the Ashburn, VA, branch that he helped open in 2020.

Liberto joined Dominion’s outside sales team in 2008 and was later promoted to Baltimore regional sales manager. He has grown Dominion’s presence and sales in Baltimore and has been instrumental in establishing a second Baltimore location.

Affiliated Distributors (Wayne, PA)

AD’s member-owners elected two directors to its 2022 board of directors. AD’s newly elected director is Karla Neupert Hockley, president of Consolidated Supply Co. Tim Horsman, president & CEO of E.B. Horsman & Son was reelected by AD’s member-owners.

Neupert Hockley leads Consolidated Supply Co., a U.S.-based distributor of plumbing, water works and hydronics products across 21 locations in Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Neupert Hockley represents the fourth generation to lead the company.

Horsman leads E.B. Horsman & Son, an over 120-year-old independently owned and operated distributor in the industrial, commercial, residential and institutional markets, with 22 locations across Western Canada. He has also served as chairman of the Board for the British Columbia Electrical Association and Electro-Federation Canada. He also sits on AD’s Canadian Electrical Divisional Board and has served on the AD Board of Directors since 2017.

After having served on the AD board of directors since 2017, Jeff Hockin, CEO of Crum Electric Supply Co., Inc. is retiring and departing his post on the board.

Other members of the 2022 AD board are: Martin Deschênes, Groupe Deschênes; Steve Drummond, Source Atlantic ; Lenin Juarez, Action Gypsum Supply; Dr. Don McNeeley, Chicago Tube & Iron; Chrissy Nardini, American Metals Supply; Jeff Pope, F.W. Webb Co.; Donald Slominski, Jr., McNaughton McKay Electric; Bill Weisberg, chairman & CEO, AD; David White, Border States Electric; and John Wiborg, Stellar Industrial Supply.

Robroy Enclosures/Robroy Industries (Belding, MI)

Scott Thompson was promoted to national sales manager, Dean Brazelle is now channel manager and Rob Holmes is now a senior accountant. Thompson joined Robroy as a business development manager in 2018. Prior to joining the company he worked for 14 years as an enclosure product line manager in electrical distribution where he managed and sold Robroy enclosure products. He has also worked in electronic components distribution. Thompson graduated from the University of Iowa.

Brazelle will manage sales activity in assigned channels for all Robroy Enclosures brands. He has been with Robroy for 10 years and has a bachelor’s degree in industrial distribution from Eastern Michigan University.

Holmes will be responsible for analyzing and preparing journal entries, costing, general ledger and leading accounting process improvements. He has been an accountant with Robroy Enclosures for four years and has a BA in accounting from Alma College.

Dauer Manufacturing (Miami): Nick Lahey is the company’s new regional sales manager residential and commercial LED landscape lighting products. He joins Dauer to build the company’s distributor network and open new markets for Dauer in the company’s Western region. Lahey will also have customers in Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, the Carolinas and New England. Prior to joining Dauer, he owned his own lighting agency in Colorado.