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

AD Founder David Weisberg Passes Away

Weisberg was an icon in the electrical industry whose work to support the partnership between manufacturer’s and independent distribution brought....More

GE Sells Electric Metering Business to Aclara

Aclara Technologies, St. Louis, has agreed to buy General Electric’s electric meters business....More

GE to invest $7.4 million in Iowa switchgear plant

GE’s Industrial Solutions business will invest $7.4 million in its West Burlington, Iowa, manufacturing facility and create 120 new jobs to produce a....More

WESCO Acquires Needham Electric Supply

WESCO Distribution has acquired Needham Electric Supply, Canton, Mass., with 24 locations serving commercial construction and lighting national....More

Eaton Reported to Buy Ephesus Lighting

The news website is reporting that Eaton Corp., Cleveland, has purchased Ephesus Lighting Inc., Syracuse, N.Y., to add its LED....More

Acuity Brands Adds Juno Lighting

Acuity Brands, Atlanta, already a dominant player in commercial lighting and other categories, added to its stable of brands with the announcement....More

Regulators Raise Questions about Philips Lumileds Sale

This week, Philips said the sale was coming under scrutiny from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, a U.S. government committee....More

Toshiba Exits White LED Business

In an announcement about a deal to sell its image sensor unit to Sony, Toshiba also said it was getting out of the business manufacturing and selling....More

NEMRA holds first leadership course at Wharton Business School

The National Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association (NEMRA), Portsmouth, N.H., said its upcoming Sales Leadership Executive Education....More

DISC launches new monthly sales forecast for electrical market

As electrical manufacturers, distributors and reps fine-tune their 2016 sales forecasts, DISC Corp., Orange, Conn., will have a new monthly forecast....More