Fromm Donnell

People On the Move, Rep News and Obituaries - Sept. 23, 2022 Update

Sept. 22, 2022

Fromm Electric Supply (Reading, PA)

Jennifer Donnell (photo above) was named director of human capital. Donnell will be responsible for recruitment, benefits and compensation administration, training and talent development. She has more than 15 years of human resources experience at companies like Amazon, Comcast and Ingersoll Rand. Donnell holds a bachelor’s degree from John Hopkins University, a master of science degree in business management & human resources from Purdue University, and a doctorate in education from Liberty University.

Centauri Martin (Albuquerque, NM)

John Templeton has joined the rep firm as a lighting specifications salesperson. In this role, he will provide lighting solutions to electrical contractors and distributors and support lighting and lighting controls specifications to design professionals in the market. Over the past 27-plus years, Templeton has held multiple sales leadership roles in the lighting industry. Most recently, he served as a specification sales representative for Resource Lighting. Prior to that role, Templeton was an agency principal for Acuity Brands.

Universal Douglas (Nashville, TN)

Paul Tudor was appointed president and CEO, succeeding Ty Anderson who is retiring from the position this month. Tudor is working closely with Anderson, who is retiring after 14 years with Universal Douglas. Tudor brings more than 16 years of experience leading transformations for private-equity, listed and government-owned companies across retail, distribution, manufacturing, mining and utilities. A native Australian, Tudor earned a bachelor’s degree from Curtin University and an MBA from the University of Western Australia.


Service Wire Co. (Culloden, WV)

Ron Spozio and Jerry Bestler have joined the Service Wire team as regional sales managers, with Spozio in the Houston sales office, and Bestler in the Phoenix sales office. Spozio is a graduate of the University of Texas and has over 18 years of sales experience within the metal industry. He will be serving the territories of Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, Mississippi, northern Louisiana, northeast Texas, western Missouri and western Tennessee. Bestler has a combined 46 years of sales and management experience at the regional and national level. He will be serving the territories of Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Utah, New Mexico, Hawaii, northern Nevada and southwest Wyoming.

WAGO (Germantown, WI)

Jesse Cox is the company’s new director of automation sales engineering and development. He has been with WAGO for 10 years, most recently as the senior sales and application engineer for Linux and IIoT.

In other news at WAGO, Joseph Kain was named regional sales manager for the Atlanta metro and northern Georgia territory. He has nearly 20 years of automation sales experience, Kain was most recently a regional sales manager for Aignep USA.

EarthTronics (Norton Shores, MI)

William Liberto joined the company as a regional sales manager. Prior to joining EarthTronics, Liberto gained more than 25-years’ experience working in the construction industry, which includes over 10 years of electrical experience. In fact, Liberto has three years of experience in electrical distribution, another 6.5 years of experience with a rep agency, and a year of experience working in wholesale manufacturing. Liberto earned a bachelor’s of science degree from Slippery Rock University.

REP NEWS

JD Martin, Houston, will represent L.H. Dottie in three new markets – north, east and west Texas, as of Oct. 1. Founded in 1954, the company now covers Texas to Oklahoma, Arkansas, New Mexico, Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida and the Carolinas.

OBITUARY - JACK BORKEY, PROFESSIONIAL ELECTRICAL PRODUCTS. CO.

Jack Borkey, co-founder of PEPCO, Eastlake Village, OH, passed away on Sept. 11. Electrical Marketing’s editors received this note from his son, Joe, on his dad’s passing.

 “It’s with heavy hearts that we share with all of you the passing of our co-founder and former CEO Jack Borkey, Sr. on Sept. 11. “Mr. B” as he was known to most of the PEPCO family, had a brief yet brave battle with pancreatic cancer and a blood clot that ultimately placed him into God’s hands.

“Mr. B. and Mrs. B. founded PEPCO back in 1968 and enjoyed early success with the help of many family and friends. Their passion and values drove the family-like culture here at PEPCO for many generations. Ultimately his legacy will live on and we can all be thankful for their early sacrifices that afforded us the opportunity to grow PEPCO into great company that it is.

“He was a great role model, mentor and friend to many. His unique character drew the admiration of all and was simply a guy you wanted to hang with.”

According to his obituary at www.legacy.com and in Cleveland's The Plain Dealer, Jack was the beloved husband of Janice (nee Consolo); father of Jack (Judy), Jeffrey (Kelly), Joseph and Jerrod (Wendi); devoted grandfather of Jenna (Trevor), Jessica (Tommy), Johnny, Jeff (Emma), Nick, Brendon (Alex), Joseph Jr., Christian, Ryan, Jerrod Jr. (Paige), Ian, Samuel and Sarah; and great grandfather of Gianna, Gavin, Ben, Cole and Austin; dear brother of Rose (Horvath), Helen, Ruthie (Bak) Charlotte (Smith), Bob, Ron (all deceased) and Fred.