Morris Products, Inc. (Queensbury, NY)
Industry veteran Tom Lyga (photo above) joined the company as marketing manager and will lead the product marketing and promotional activities of the company. In his new role, he will be responsible for the product direction, brand strategy and promotional activities of the company. Working closely with the leadership team at Morris, Lyga will be executing Morris’ mission of helping customers simplify their work, by being a single source for electrical and lighting. This includes enabling customers to take advantage of Morris’ streamlined order processing, easy-to-meet shipping and product minimums and access to a wider selection of lighting, electrical supplies and accessories.
Lyga reports directly to Tom Wooldridge, general manager, Morris Products and Packard, both subsidiaries of Diversitech a manufacturer and supplier to the HVAC/R industry. He brings more than 35 years of marketing and sales experience to the position. Prior to joining Morris, Lyga held sales and management positions at Horizon Solutions and Green Mountain Electric Supply. He began his career in the electrical industry in sales positions at WESCO and Panduit before joining Pass & Seymour/Legrand and later Crescent Electric Supply Co., where he honed his marketing skills in the electrical industry.
Lyga holds a Bachelor of Science in industrial distribution from Clarkson University, and a MBA from Syracuse University.
Heath Monesmith has been named president and COO of the Electrical Sector, effective July 5. In this role, he will also have corporate responsibility for the EMEA region and will report to Eaton’s chairman and CEO Craig Arnold.
Monesmith most recently served as president and COO of the Industrial Sector. Prior to this role, he was executive VP and general counsel for Eaton, served as executive vice president of Human Resources; at Cooper Industries; and was a partner at the K&L Gates law firm in Pennsylvania. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ohio University, a law degree from The Ohio State University College of Law and an MBA from Texas A&M University.
Monesmith succeeds Uday Yadav who is leaving Eaton to pursue new opportunities. In a related move, Paulo Ruiz will succeed Monesmith as president and chief operating officer of the Industrial Sector. In this role, Ruiz will also have corporate responsibility for the Asia-Pacific and Latin American regions and will report to Arnold. Ruiz joined Eaton in 2019 as the president of the Hydraulics Group and most recently served as president of the Energy Solutions and Services Americas Group. Prior to joining Eaton, Ruiz served for more than 18 years in a variety of leadership roles with Siemens.
MasTec (Coral Gables, FL)
Ava Parker joined this large electrical contractor’s board of directors. She is currently president of Palm Beach State College, Parker also sits on the board of directors of Orchid Island Capital Inc., a publicly traded specialty finance company, and Professional Holding Corp., the holding company for a community bank specializing in construction, residential and commercial real estate financing and loans. Parker earned her BA and JD degrees from the University of Florida.