K/E Electric Supply (Mount Clemens, MI)
Ryan Kuchenmeister (in photo above) was appointed general manager. This position is guided by an eleven-person steering committee that meets quarterly at Team-K/E. The committee includes department heads and shareholders. Kuchenmeister comes to the position with more than 20 years sales experience at the company. He first became a shareholder in Team-K/E more than 15 years ago and has been a member of the company’s Steering Committee since 2012. Kuchenmeister is the grandson of Wayne Kuchenmeister, the founder of K/E Electric Supply (as Kuchenmeister Electric Co.) in 1962.
OmniCable (West Chester PA)
Dan Van Belle has been named the Northeast regional VP and will manage and lead the company’s Boston, Cincinnati and Philadelphia branches. This role was created because of the company’s growth over the last 15 months. Van Belle has over 25 years of industry experience. He began his career with Houston Wire & Cable (HWC) in sales. During his tenure with HWC, he served as the Charlotte regional manager, then was promoted to Southeast regional VP. OmniCable’s Bryan Dabruzzi will continue to lead the Atlanta, Charlotte and Tampa locations now as the Southeast regional VP.
GlenGuard (Burlington, NC)
Chris Martin has assumed a new role as director of technical sales for the company’s GlenGuard brand of flame-resistant and arc-resistant fabrics, which are used to make protective apparel. Martin first joined Glen Raven Technical Fabrics (GRTF) in 2019 as product development manager for the GlenGuard brand. In this new position, Martin will be responsible for all technical and product specification-related aspects of the GlenGuard business, customer relationship management for select accounts, and representing GlenGuard on numerous industry-related committees. He will be based in Burlington and joins current GRTF GlenGuard team members, Jeff Michel, VP, Protective Fabrics, and Sammy Dobbs, director of new business development.
JLG Industries (McConnellsburg, PA)
Sara Vincent is the new director of marketing for the Access segment for JLG and JERR-DAN, its sister company. She will lead marketing and communications initiatives for JLG mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) and telehandlers, as well as Jerr-Dan towing and recovery equipment in North America and Latin America. Vincent has nearly 20 years of communications and marketing experience to this role, most recently as the VP of marketing for Arete, a global cyber risk company. She also has experience in the telecommunications industry, having led branding, public relations, channel marketing and new-market initiatives for both T-Mobile and AT&T. She has a BA in journalism from the University of Maryland and is a student in the Master of Business Administration program at the University of Baltimore.
Evluma (Renton, WA)
Chris Lubeck recently joined Evluma as national sales director, according to post by inside.lighting. According to that post, prior to joining Evluma, Lubeck spent more than 20 years with Osram Sylvania and led North American Utility Sales for its spinoff LED brand, LEDVANCE. More recently, he ran his own consulting firm, where he worked with a full spectrum of utility companies, electrical contractors, manufacturers, electrical distributors and the specification community to create and sell future-proof energy solutions that deliver maximum value to customers.
Nora Lighting (Los Angeles)
Steve Joffre is the new East Coast regional showroom sales manager. He’s a lighting industry pro with more than 40 years’ experience working in sales and lighting throughout the U.S. Joffree is based in Georgia, and will oversee 14 showroom rep agencies throughout the East Coast.
Service Wire (Phoenix)
Scott Olson has joined the Service Wire team as the director of sales in the Phoenix sales office. He will manage the sales organization there, including Service Wire’s factory-trained resources and manufacturers’ representative network. Olson graduated from Texas A&M University and has over 10 years of sales experience, with an additional five years of financial advisory consulting.