Hammond Power Solutions (Guelph, ON)
David Kinsella has been appointed to the position of chief commercial officer effective Aug 1. Kinsella will succeed Dale Sidey, who is retiring at the end of the year.
Kinsella will be joining Hammond Power Solutions after 14 years with Affiliated Distributors (AD), most recently in the electrical sector, where he held the position of president. Prior to AD, he held the role of national sales manager with Intermatic. He holds a bachelor's degree in mass communication from the University of Missouri with an emphasis in marketing and advertising.
Orbit Industries (Sacramento, CA)
Bob Harrer recently retired from Orbit Industries, where he was the factory sales representative covering California’s Central Valley region. Harrer served the company for over 10 years and worked in the electrical industry at-large for 48 years.
After enlisting in the Marines in 1965 and earning a bachelor's degree in health from the University of Northern Iowa, Harrer joined 3M in 1974 as an inside salesperson. He took an outside sales role with Appleton Electric Co. in 1980 and worked there for 23 years. Before retiring in 2009, he also worked with Ewing Foley for six years. Harrer “unretired” in 2012 to join Orbit.
Cerrowire (Hartselle, AL)
David Hawker was appointed as the company’s inaugural director of engineering. He has led the Hartselle team as plant manager since early 2021. As director of engineering, Hawker will use his 35-plus years of experience in electrical products manufacturing management and his talent in identifying and upgrading machinery to focus on capacity improvement, equipment standardization and modernization throughout the company’s facilities.
Prior to joining Cerrowire, Hawker served as vice president and general manager of Nexans Energy Division (North America), a manufacturer of cable and connectivity solutions. A native of Canada, he holds a degree in applied science with a specialty in mechanical engineering from the University of Waterloo.
In other news at Cerrowire, Jamie Hendricks was hired as plant manager for the Hartselle location. The Alabama native comes to Cerrowire from Fontaine Trailer Co. the largest platform trailer manufacturer in North America and a Marmon Holdings sister business located in Haleyville, AL. Hendricks holds a bachelor's degree in construction engineering from the University of Alabama.
WAGO (Germantown, WI)
Robert Perez was recently been hired by WAGO as the new regional sales manager for the Chicago area and Jonathan Gabel is the new regional sales manager in northwestern Texas. Perez has a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Iowa and worked in sales at Schneider Electric before moving on to Omron Automation where he became an account manager.
Gabel was born, raised and still lives in Tulsa, OK. He graduated from Northeastern State University and got his sales career started at Ernie Graves Co. before moving onto Vector Controls, where he would eventually rise to the role of district manager.