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 names electrical divisions' growth and participation award recipients

Affiliated Distributors (AD), Wayne, Pa. held its annual Electrical Divisions Spring Network Meeting April 7-9 in Phoenix. This year’s event....More

Former IKEA executives embrace LED lighting

A group of former executives from Swedish home furnishings giant IKEA are moving into the LED lighting industry....More

Fromm Electric Supply names Chairman’s Circle Award recipients

Fromm Electric Supply celebrated the accomplishments of four of its associates by presenting them with its Chairman’s Circle Award....More

Southwire Opens Energy Center to Focus on Substations and Smart Grids

Wire giant Southwire, Carrollton, Ga., opened a new Southwire Energy Center at its Villa Rica, Ga., plant where the company will develop components....More

GE Lighting to Provide LED Luminaires for Walmart Rollout

GE Lighting scored a deal to install LED lighting in a selection of Walmart stores worldwide. Walmart and GE announced the deal this week under which....More

Affiliated Distributors Expands in Latin America

Distributor buying/marketing giant Affiliated Distributors (AD), Wayne, Pa., announced that it has set up shop and hired a leader to develop a....More

Sonepar Canada Expands in Northern Ontario with MGM Electric Acquisition

Sonepar Canada announced an agreement to acquire MGM Electric Limited, a full line electrical distributor in Thunder Bay and North Western Ontario....More

Breaking: 11 Power Cable Producers Fined by EU for Price Fixing

Bloomberg and several other outlets are reporting on a price-fixing cartel among power cable producers fined over $400 million by the European Union....More

Bloomberg: Buyers Balk at Anixter's Asking Price

Bloomberg News followed up on its earlier reports that Anixter was looking for a buyer, saying that the company is having a hard time finding someone....More

NEMA: Demand Growth for T5 and T12 Fluorescents Beats T8, but T8 Share Still Dominates

shipments of T5 and T12 linear fluorescent lamps improved by 9.9 percent and 9.4 percent, respectively, on a quarterly basis during 2013Q4....More