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Sep 11, 2009

Industry veteran Dan Flynn of Lutron dies

Daniel E. Flynn, 58, director of retail sales for Lutron Electronics, Coopersburg, Pa., died Monday, Sept. 7. He was previously employed for 20 years....More
Sep 11, 2009

Interesting discussion on the future of retail electricity distribution

Lynne Kiesling of the blog Knowledge Problem discusses ideas proposed by Toby Considine on using information technology and data standards to make....More
Sep 10, 2009

Oxford spins off new motor company

They're building high-efficiency motors that could have a significant impact in specialized applications. PhysOrg....More
Sep 08, 2009

First Solar taps Honeywell exec as new CEO

First Solar Inc. (Nasdaq:FSLR), Tempe, Ariz., today announced that Robert J. Gillette has been appointed chief executive officer, succeeding Mike....More
Sep 08, 2009

Nexans to supply cable for offshore wind farm in Belgium

Nexans has won a contract worth approximately $56 million Euros to supply the subsea power export cables for phase I of the Belgian Belwind Offshore....More
Sep 03, 2009

Quanta Services Buys Big Pipeline Provider for $350 Million

Quanta Services, Inc. (NYSE: PWR) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Price Gregory Services,....More
Sep 03, 2009

Thomas Stone named National Sales Manager At Cobra Wire & Cable

In his new position, Stone will be responsible for the overall execution of the company's field sales initiatives. Cobra Wire....More
Sep 03, 2009

CED among employers recognized for support of military employees

Consolidated Electrical Distributors (CED) is one of 15 employers nationwide that will be presented the 2009 Secretary of Defense Employer Support....More
Sep 03, 2009

Thompson appointed CTO at Landis+Gyr

Landis+Gyr announced the appointment of Heath Thompson to the role of vice president and CTO, North America. He comes to the company from posts at....More
Sep 02, 2009

Wireless power comes one step closer

An overview from CNN looks at various developments and potential applications in transmitting electricity without wires. Lots of questions remain,....More
Sep 02, 2009

Border States to sell Centrosolar PV panels

The deal will focus primarily on Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. Centrosolar press....More
Sep 02, 2009

GE and Fanuc to Dissolve Automation and Control Joint Venture

After 22 years of working together in the automation, robotics and embedded computing markets, General Electric and Fanuc Ltd. of Japan announced....More
Sep 02, 2009

Cooper's reliance on the fortunes of the electrical industry wins analyst's favor

Forbes reports on a Citi analyst upgrading Cooper Industries while downgrading Rockwell Automation. The distinction? Cooper's fortunes are closely....More
Sep 02, 2009

EYE Lighting International Names Tom Salpietra President and COO

Prior to joining EYE Lighting, Salpietra held senior executive positions with Cooper Industries and Acuity Brands Lighting.... Keith Ward had been....More
Sep 02, 2009

Schaedler YESCO Enters Pittsburgh by Signing Letter of Intent to Purchase Service Electrical Supply Co.

During the past year the company has made three other acquisitions: the electrical division of H&S Supply of New Oxford, Pa.; B....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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