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People On the Move - March, 2024 Update

March 22, 2024

Western Tube/Zekelman Industries (Chicago)

Steve Camilletti has been promoted to the role of VP- Sales, for Western Tube. Camilletti previously served as the general manager for Western Tube’s sister company, Picoma, since 2012. Camilletti will replace Steve Gasparro, who announced his retirement in Sept. 2023. Gasparro’s career included 47-plus years of dedication and commitment to the electrical industry, Western Tube and Zekelman Industries.
Camilletti has been in the electrical industry since 1994. He joined the Zekelman family of companies as national sales manager for Picoma in 2009. He was promoted to general manager for Picoma in 2012 and played a key role in supporting the factory modernization and process automation for the Cambridge, OH, facility. Camilletti also led the implementation of the company’s digital strategy for the “Make It EZ” campaign.

 

MaxLite (Pine Brook, NJ)

Elio Jin-Ha Kim was hired as VP-Lighting Products and Corporate Marketing. He brings more than 20 years of experience in the LED lighting industry and a background in marketing to his new role. Kim will oversee the product management and engineering of indoor and outdoor luminaires and lamps, as well as the company’s overall marketing. He will lead his team of product managers and engineers as well as the marketing group from the company’s headquarters in New Jersey.  
Prior to joining MaxLite, Kim was head of the Lighting Marketing Group at Samsung Electronics in Korea. While at Samsung, he also worked as principal engineer and head of product management and application engineering for the company’s LED business team. He holds a doctor of philosophy, electrical and computer engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, as well as a bachelor’s and a master’s of science degrees in physics from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.
Facility Solutions Group (FSG) (Austin, TX): Jerrod Kew was promoted to VP of FSG's Albuquerque operations. This role expands upon Kew's current role as division VP of FSG El Paso as he will be leading both divisions. Kew's 10-year history with FSG started in Albuquerque as a service technician. He worked his way up to becoming a project manager in Albuquerque before moving to El Paso five years ago. He was eventually appointed to lead FSG El Paso as a division VP. The FSG press release said he has been vital in driving the growth of FSG's operations throughout West Texas and New Mexico.
Vector Electrical Sales  (Saint Charles, MO): Tiffany Muszynski to was promoted to strategic accounts manager - Commodities, according to a company LinkedIn post. She has been with Vector almost six years. Muszynski started  her career at a rep agency in the electrical industry in 2008 focusing specifically on Southwire.

 

BEGA North America (Carpinteria, CA)

The company promoted Scott Sorensen to executive VP of Sales and Marketing. He was also named to the BEGA North America board of directors. Sorenson has been with BEGA more than a decade. He recently earned a doctoral degree in global leadership and change from Pepperdine University. In his new post, Sorenson will spearhead critical organization-wide strategic initiatives.

Turtle (Clark, NJ)

Bryan Gonzalez is stepping into the role of 3M specialist at Turtle, according to a company LinkedIn post. For more than five years, has been counter manager of the company’s Hauppauge, NY, branch as its counter manager, leading a team of experts and managing key accounts. In his new position, Gonzalez will leverage his knowledge and experience to enhance Turtle’s partnership with 3M.

 

FRM Lighting and Controls (Orlando)

Rob  Zimmerman joined the company as general manager in Orlando, according to a company LinkedIn post.

Elliott Electric Supply (Nacogdoches, TX)

The company announced a new  regional operating structure on LinkedIn intended to fuel additional growth.  Chris Petty is now VP of the company's Western region; Doug Blevins is VP of Elliott Electric's Central region; and Greg Fitzgerald is VP of its Eastern region.

IMARK Electrical (Bowie, MD)

Shaker Brock joined the buying/marketing group as director, Member & Supplier Engagement, according to a LinkedIn post. He was most recently national account director - IMARK for OmniCable and was well-known throughout the electrical market for the 21 years he spent at Electric Supply Inc., Tampa, FL.

Crawford Electric Supply (Houston)

The company announced that Trey East is now  Houston branch manager. In this position, East will be leading and developing associates in Crawford Electric Supply's largest market. He has more than 23 years of electrical industry experience, including jobs in sales, operations, purchasing and as a electrician's helper.

 

REP NEWS

Kunz-Powell Associates, Malvern, PA, will be expanding its territory to western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio with the hiring of veteran electrical rep Joe Miezen.