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People on the Move - June 2, 2023 Update

June 1, 2023

Independent Electric Supply (IES) (Somerville, MA)

The company made several executive changes to accelerate growth in its New England market.

Bob Trolander (photo above) has been named senior vice president - Sales and Marketing and is now a member of the executive committee. He joined Independent Electric Supply in 2016 as VP-Sales and is currently VP-Marketing and Business Development. Trolander will work with the inside and outside sales representatives in conjunction with the lighting and gear departments to drive share within IES’ existing customer base in addition to expanding into new customers and markets.

Jeff Cronin has been named senior vice president-Operations and Purchasing and member of the executive committee. He is a company veteran and is currently VP-Operations and Purchasing.

Joan McNamara has been named senior vice president-Commercial Lighting and member of the executive committee. She joined Independent Electric Supply in 2000 and helped develop the company’s commercial lighting department. McNamara is currently vice president-Commercial Lighting.

In announcing the changes in a press release, Dan Gray, CEO/owner and Bruce Gray CFO/owner said, “Along with our advisory council, this will help us with our vision and the execution of our strategic plans. We continue to look for new opportunities to grow and solidify our place as a leader in the electrical wholesale space in New England.”

Schaedler Yesco Distribution (Harrisburg, PA,)

Marc Malvizzi was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award during the recent NAED 2023 National Meeting. A member of the electrical industry since 1985, Malvizzi volunteered his time and experience serving on the Eastern Region Council and later as the Eastern Region VP. In addition, he served on various committees and project development teams, including disaster recovery, selling services and other programs to help member distributors grow and prosper.

Affiliated Distributors (Wayne, PA)

Paul Kennedy, president and CEO of Dakota Supply Group, has been elected to AD’s board of directors. Kennedy has more than 30 years of experience in the plumbing, electrical, HVAC/R and waterworks distribution industries.

Kennedy’s previous executive positions include president and COO of a Midwest-based distributor. Prior to that, he spent 19 years in senior management roles in the U.S. and Canada for a large global plumbing distributor. Kennedy also serves as an independent director for The Bostwick-Braun Co. and as a director on boards of the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) and American Supply Association (ASA).

Other members of the 2023 AD Board of Directors are:

•François Deschênes, president & CEO, Deschênes Group Inc.

•Steve Drummond, president, Source Atlantic

•Clay Geary, owner/manager, Interior Exterior Building Supply

•Karla Neupert Hockley, president, Consolidated Supply Co.

•Tim Horsman, president & CEO, E.B. Horsman & Son & AD Organizational Development Committee chair

•Dr. Don McNeeley, chairman & CEO, Chicago Tube & Iron

•Chrissy Nardini, president, American Metals Supply Co.

•Donald Slominski, Jr., executive chairman, McNaughton-McKay Electric Company & AD Audit Committee chair

•Bill Weisberg, chairman & CEO, AD

•David White, CEO, Border States Electric & AD LLC Board lead director

•John Wiborg, president & CEO, Stellar Industrial Supply, Inc. & chair of the AD Nominating & Governance Committee and Investment Committee

Keystone Technologies (Landsdale, PA)

Josh Brown was promoted to chief commercial officer (CCO) for the company. Brown started at Keystone as a territory manager in the company’s Distribution division 14 years ago. He has held a variety of sales and management positions at Keystone, most recently as executive VP of Marketing and Distributor Sales. His new role expands his responsibilities to include, oversight of OEM channels and future expansion prospects.

Facility Solutions Group (FSG) (Austin TX)

John Ancona was appointed COO of Facility Services, according to a FSG LinkedIn post. In this newly created role, he will lead FSG’s existing facility services business to ensure operational excellence across all of the company’s local market divisions and national service partners. He brings over 20 years of experience to FSG from both business-to-business and direct-to-consumer field services organizations.