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Aug 24, 2016

Nora Lighting Adds Six Rep Agencies in Western States

Three new rep firms will service Nora Lighting's commercial accounts and three will oversee commercial/showroom accounts....More
Aug 24, 2016

Intermatic Hires Ibarra as V.P. of Global Sales

Oscar Ibarra is now Intermatic's V.P., global sales. His area of expertise is the growth of international markets....More
Aug 23, 2016

Border States Electric Names Sipe Strategy Enablement Director

Sipe came to BSE by way of its acquisition of Shealy Electrical Wholesalers, which it acquired earlier this month. He joined Shealy in 2011 and has....More
Aug 22, 2016

Rep News: Elemental LED Partners with Lighting Systems of Columbus

Lighting Systems will be helping Elemental extend its Diode LED product brand into Central Ohio....More
Aug 19, 2016

Emerson to Buy Pentair Valves and Controls

This transaction follows Emerson’s recently announced divestitures of Network Power, Leroy-Somer and Control Techniques for a total of $5.2 billion....More
Aug 19, 2016

American LED Lighting Manufacturer Expands to Europe

Diode LED, a division of Elemental, provides a variety of linear, task and accent LED lighting for both commercial and residential applications....More
Aug 17, 2016

GE Digital Partners with Intel for Spread of Predix

The two companies will apply the technologies in their own plants, then plan to sell a joint offering to other manufacturers that want to optimize....More
Aug 17, 2016

Sonepar to Rebrand Hagemeyer-IDG as Vallen Distribution

“Since the combination in 2014, we have worked diligently to strategically integrate both businesses to better serve our customers’ needs across the....More
Aug 15, 2016

Service Wire Adds to Sales Force

Jeff Lovett and Daniel Barvin have joined Service Wire in the Phoenix and Houston locations....More
Aug 12, 2016

Elemental LED Names Reps in Carolinas

Elemental LED, Emeryville, Calif., a manufacturer of LED lighting solutions, recently announced partnerships with Bodwell Associates, QLS, and James....More
Aug 10, 2016

NEMA Sees Lighting System Shipments Down Slightly in Q1

Fixtures and emergency lighting, components of the index, gained ground on a year-over-year basis, while ballast, miniature lamp and large lamp....More
Aug 09, 2016

SolaHD Names New Regional Managers

Both Geib and Wagner will report to Tom Pankratz, Vice President of Sales for SolaHD....More
Aug 09, 2016

Harvard Technology Americas Names Three in Sales

Brock Bridges was named account executive to cover the South East region of the U.S. Isaac Salinas Martínez was named account executive for Mexico....More
Aug 09, 2016

Legrand Adds Shade Controls with Acquisition of Solarfective Products Limited

Legrand said shades are a key subsystem of high-performance buildings as they help to manage both the thermal load and passive light....More
Aug 08, 2016

Grainger Clarifies CEO Succession Plan

DG Macpherson, who will become CEO Oct. 1, is now COO. He joined Grainger in 2008 after working closely with Grainger for six years as a partner and....More

Jim Lucy

Jim Lucy has been wandering through the electrical market for more than 30 years, most of the time as an editor for Electrical Wholesaling, Electrical Marketing newsletter and CEE News. During that...

Doug Chandler

Doug Chandler began writing about the electrical industry in 1992, and still finds there's never a shortage of stories to be told. So he spends his days finding them and telling them....
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