Doug Chandler

Executive Editor, Penton Media

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. Educationally, he's a Jayhawk with an English degree. Outside of work, he can often be found banging drums or harvesting tomatoes.

Posts by Doug Chandler

Hunzicker Brothers to acquire SESCO

Mike Lockard, president and CEO of Hunzicker Bros., said the deal with David Dyer, president and CEO of SESCO, unites two independent electrical....More

Industrial Distribution Group joins Sonepar

IDG is the largest privately owned industrial MRO distributor. Formed in 1997, the company has 42 locations in the U.S. and over 170 on-site....More

Bloomberg Looks for GE to Exit Lighting

Although EM confirmed that Lighting is not part of the deal with Electrolux, it is plausible that GE would put Lighting on the block....More

Border States Acquires Western Extralite

Border States Electric (BSE), Fargo, N.D., has reached an agreement to purchase Western Extralite, Kansas City, Mo., which more than 250 employees....More

Leviton Buys BitWise Controls to Bolster Line of Audio/Visual Controls

Leviton has been carrying BitWise Controls’ automation controllers for some time. As part of the acquisition, Leviton will bring BitWise Controls’....More

Osram Sylvania and Belkin Partner on Home Controls

Osram Sylvania, Danvers, Mass., said it has an agreement with cable and networking company Belkin International to integrate Osram’s Lightify....More

GE to Keep Lighting as Electrolux Buys Appliance Business

We checked with Christopher Augustine, manager – Global Communications....More

Rep News: Nora Lighting

Brian Slater & Associates will handle showroom sales in Southeast Florida....More

NEMA’s EBCI Index for August is Now at Highest Level in Three Years

NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America climbed to 68.2 points in August, its highest level....More

RepFiles NAED Edition App Ready to Roll

The app was developed to help NAED members and National Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association (NEMRA) securely deliver files to....More