People On the Move - Jan. 26, 2024 Update

Jan. 25, 2024
Check out the execs in the news at Turtle, Service Wire, United Electric Supply, Marshall Wolf Automation and Meglio Associates

Service Wire Co. (Houston)

Sarah Dempsey (photo above) has joined the Service Wire team as the inside sales manager. Dempsey will be responsible for building, motivating and leading inside sales performance in Houston. A graduate of the University of West Georgia, Dempsey has more than 13 years of experience in sales and sales management.


Turtle (Clark, NJ)

Jeff Smith, formerly the manager of the company’s  Hauppauge, NY,  branch, has expanded his role to VP of Sales in Long Island & New York City, and Dan Pinshaw, former branch manager of Associated of Los Angeles – a Turtle company, was promoted to Western Regional manager, according to posts on Turtle’s LinkedIn page. Pinshaw will manage the integration of all  of Turtle’s industry verticals in the region under one umbrella to accelerate growth and increase its customer base.



United Electric Supply (Wilmington, DE)

Eric Slemmer was promoted to director of warehouse operations. Slemmer joined United in 2008 as a sales management trainee. In the trainee program he gained experience in various departments within distribution including warehouse, counter and inside sales. His career path began as a counter sales representative, a position he held for three years. Slemmer then moved to inside sales for four years, transitioned into management as the operations manager for two years, then onto branch management which led him to being a senior regional distribution center manager. In his new role as director of warehouse operations he will oversee all United Electric’s warehouse operations with a continued focus on service excellence.


Marshall Wolf Automation (Algonquin, IL)

Tina Hueppe, the company’s president and CEO, was recently elected to the 2023-2024 board of directors of the Association for High Technology Distribution (AHTD). AHTD is a North American association dedicated to the success of automation service providers and manufacturers in the high technology space. Marshall Wolf Automation is a relatively new member of the group, having joined AHTD in 2021. 
“My first encounter with AHTD was an eye-opening experience. I found it invigorating to be among leaders in our industry, including those that might be considered competitors, and how open everyone was to discussing challenges and best practices,” said Hueppe in a press release. “One single message was loud and clear: Get involved with AHTD, contribute, and by doing such, you will learn even more about your business.”
In addition to being brought onto the board by her AHTD peers, she chairs the Women in Automation Steering Committee for 2024, reflecting her dedication to fostering diversity and inclusion within the automation industry. 
Heppe joined Marshall Wolf Automation in 2008 as VP and became the president and CEO of the organization in 2018. During this time, she made several strategic shifts to allow the company to maintain growth through the Covid years.


Meglio Associates (Chesterfield, MO)

Eric Enright has been hired as director of Lighting and Controls for western Missouri and Kansas. He brings over 14 years of industry experience to the role and will be working from the Lenexa/Kansas City, KS office where he is now responsible for providing architectural lighting and building control solutions throughout all phases of design and across a wide range of commercial and industrial projects.  
Prior to joining Meglio, Enright was a product manager for Crestron Electronics where he was responsible for hardware, firmware, and software product design, technical requirements, and implementation.
He is lighting certified by the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP), a Certified Lighting Controls Professional by NALMCO, is a registered practitioner and active member of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES).
Enright received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon, and in his off time enjoys anything outdoors with family and friends, basketball, gravel biking, and funky guitar.