Border States Electric (Fargo, ND)
Tammy Miller, former CEO (photo above) , was sworn in as the 39th lieutenant governor of North Dakota on Jan. 3. She led the company through an impressive period of growth, as under her leadership, Border States grew from under $500 million in annual sales to nearly $2.5 billion. She continues to serve as board chair. Miller joined the employee-owned company in 1991 as the accounting manager and served in a variety of roles including corporate controller, vice president of finance, executive vice president, general manager for the Southwest region and president.
According to the press release announcing her appointment, Miller served as COO in the Governor’s Office from April 2020 through Dec. 2022, working with cabinet agencies to enhance citizen focus, drive innovation and improve the delivery of government services. As lieutenant governor, Miller serves as president of the state Senate and chairs the Capitol Grounds Planning Commission, North Dakota Trade Office, Task Force for Military Issues in North Dakota, Northern Plains Unmanned Systems Authority, State Investment Board, State Board of Equalization and Early Childhood Council.
A native of Brocket, ND, Miller graduated from high school in Lakota. She earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a MBA from Minnesota State University Moorhead. Miller is a certified public accountant and early in her career spent eight years in public accounting.
OmniCable (West Chester, PA)
Shaker Brock joined the company as national account manager-IMARK, according to a LinkedIn post. He comes to the company from Electric Supply Inc., Tampa, FL.
United Electric Supply (Wilmington, DE)
The company has announced the retirement of Bob Crawford, VP of Operations and COO and Rich Stagliano, senior VP of Finance and CFO. Crawford and Stagliano join Gayle Davis as United Electric alumni. Davis retired from her position as VP of Human Resources in 2022.
Amanda Witham, director of Sales Operations, will take on Crawford’s management of sales operations, which includes leading the inside and counter sales teams, along with the sales and operations management trainee program. Witham joined United Electric in 2019 and has an extensive background in the electrical distribution industry, specifically in sales, operations and finance. She served as chairwoman for NAED’s Women in Industry; a member of the NAED Eastern Region Council; and is a recipient of TED magazine’s 30 under 35 Award.
Joe Sabatino, director of Logistics, will take on Crawford’s management of logistics and warehousing including facilities, transportation and advanced logistics services. Sabatino joined United Electric Supply in Dec. 2019 and has over 30 years’ experience in the electrical distribution industry in operations and logistics.
Tony Buonocore has been promoted to VP of Field Services & Industry Sales. Buonocore leads United’s OnPoint Automation group and will be adding responsibility for the industry sales team. The OnPoint Automation group includes building and industrial teams who provide a comprehensive solution to customers from products to services. He brings 15 years of industry experience, is LEED accredited, and is a recipient of TED magazine’s 30 under 35 Award. Prior to joining United Electric, he owned an electrical distribution company.
Rebecca Starkey has been promoted to director of Marketing. Starkey brings 17 years of marketing experience in both B2B & B2C industries with a focus on digital marketing. She joined United in 2020 and is a member of the IMARK Marketing and Technology Committee and the NAED Adventure Committee.
Mike Caloway has been promoted to District Sales & Operations Manager (Delmarva) where he will have added responsibilities to manage the sales team. Caloway has been with United for 21 years with his most recent role being District Operations Manager. He has over 37 years of industry experience, specifically in operations management, vendor relations and sales.