NAI (Troy, MI): Eric Emley is now VP of sales, marketing and supply management. The transition of this position from Bill Miller, the company’s former VP of sales and marketing, has been planned since Miller expressed his desire to retire early last year. He will remain a strategic advisor to NAI’s CEO. Emley joined NAI in 2017 as VP of Global Supply Management.
He has over 20 years of experience in global manufacturing. At his most recent position before joining NAI, Emley worked with Group Dekko, where he managed the sales and marketing functions, along with engineering, product development, operations and the supply chain.
Omni Cable Corporation (OmniCable), (West Chester, PA): The company hired Tom Bisson as Western Regional VP. He will manage OmniCable’s Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle locations and work closely with the company’s regional managers in those facilities.
Bisson has more than 20 years of experience in the electrical industry, spending the past 14 years with General Cable where he was the VP of sales for the company’s electrical distribution and managed the national account team. “Tom is extremely knowledgeable about wire and cable and has very deep relationships with electrical distribution customers across the country and in the Western region where he started his career,” said Greg Lampert, OmniCable president, in the press release. Prior to General Cable, Bison worked for ILSCO as Eastern Regional sales manager and for an independent manufacturers’ rep in Arizona.
National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED), (St. Louis, MO): NAED honored several industry leaders at its recent annual conference. Honorary Lifetime Award: Dave Bucklew, Eaton; Distributor Distinguished Service Award: Dan Dungan, Springfield Electric; Associate Service Award: Steve Antenucci, Hubbell Wiring Devices; Industry Award of Merit: ABB; Arthur Hooper Award: Glenn Goedecke, Mayer Electric; and Trailblazer Award Molly Murphy, Eaton.
Gilman Electric Supply (CED) (Newport, ME): The legendary Goody Gilman, who worked in the electrical wholesaling industry for almost 60 years, retired as CED’s Yankee Division manager on May 1. He will now be taking on a part-time role to help Tom Rothfuss transition to the role of manager of the Yankee Division, which includes 21 branches in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and upstate New York.
Gilman joined CED in 1985 after selling Gilman Electric Supply and its five locations to the company. He stayed on with CED for 34 years, helping the company grow significantly in New England. He started up Gilman Electric Supply in 1961 in a renovated movie theater in his hometown of Newport, ME.
A CED memo obtained by Electrical Marketing said, “Through both his leadership and enormous reservoir of good will, the division has expanded from those original locations, both through acquisitions and new start-ups, not just in Maine but to neighboring New Hampshire, Vermont and upstate New York.”
IEWC (New Berlin, WI): Tim Teske was appointed CFO by its board of directors. This is the next stage in a multi-year strategic succession plan that will transition the leadership responsibilities of Jeff Siemers, who has served as IEWC’s CFO since August 2011. In his new role, Teske will oversee the financial teams of all IEWC divisions worldwide. This appointment is part of the planned expansion of responsibilities for Teske, who joined IEWC in Aug. 2018 as senior VP of finance.
Prior to coming to IEWC, he spent more than 17 years at Actuant Corp., where he held a variety of roles including corporate controller, finance leader, vice president of finance and vice president of administration and strategic initiatives. Teske holds a bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University in Minnesota.
TE Connectivity (Darmstadt, Germany): The company promoted Jason Moore to vice president of Global Sales and Marketing for its Industrial business unit. Moore moves up from sales and marketing director, Americas, replacing Craig McDonnell, who has left the company. Moore’s direct reports include Melissa Kladder, formerly America senior manager channel sales, who took over Moore’s previous role as sales director, America; Katsuya Unesa, who has been promoted to sales director, North Asia and ANZ; Steffen Linder, sales director EMEA; Sony Song, sales director China and South Asia; Subramanian Palanivelan, senior sales manager India; and John Gutknecht, global marketing director.