Jim Lucy

Chief Editor, Penton Media

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 time he and the editorial team for the publications have won numerous national awards for their coverage of the electrical business. He showed an early interest in electricity, when as a youth he had an idea for a hot dog cooker. Unfortunately, the first crude prototype malfunctioned and the arc nearly blew him out of his parents' basement.

Before becoming an editor for Electrical Wholesaling magazine and Electrical Marketing, he earned a BA degree in journalism and a MA in communications from Glassboro State College, Glassboro, NJ., which is formerly best known as the site of the 1967 summit meeting between President Lyndon Johnson and Russian Premier Aleksei Nikolayevich Kosygin, and now best known as the New Jersey state college that changed its name in 1992 to Rowan University because of a generous $100 million donation by N.J. zillionaire industrialist Henry Rowan. Jim is a Brooklyn-born Jersey Guy happily transplanted in the fertile plains of Kansas for the past 20 years.

Posts by Jim Lucy

Jul 22, 2016

DSG Hires Feeney as CFO

DSG recently hired Mark Feeney as its new CFO. He will lead the company's financial management efforts and oversee the its accounting department....More
Jul 18, 2016

Crescent Electric Supply Promotes Tucker and Kronfuss

Crescent Electric Supply recently promoted Jerry Tucker, a 30-year company veteran and Nick Kronfuss, who has worked for the company for 29 years....More
Jul 18, 2016

Knight Takes On COO Role at NC's EECO

Jeff Knight recently assumed the newly created role of COO. Knight reports to Mark Holmes, who succeeded Jack Lawson as president and CEO....More
Jul 15, 2016

Sonepar Promotes OneSource’s Smith and Mouritzen

Mike Smith, currently president of OneSource Distributors, will be taking on a new role as the CIO and V.P. of operations for Sonepar USA....More
Jul 15, 2016

Border States Electric Names David White Executive VP

David White, currently Shealy Electrical Wholesalers’ president, will become the executive vice president of BSE Aug. 1....More
Jul 11, 2016

John Gross’ Weekly Copper Update 7/9/2016

John Gross, publisher of The Copper Journal and president of the J.E. Gross consulting firm, likes the current price movement in the metal markets....More
Jul 07, 2016

Border States Electric names Phillips branch manager

Cedrick Phillips is now manager of BSE’s El Paso branch. He was hired as a management trainee in April 2012, shortly after graduating from Arizona....More
Jul 07, 2016

C&O Electric Sales to Rep Anamet in KS and MO

C&O Electric Sales, Overland Park, Kan., is now representing Anamet Electrical in Kansas and western Missouri....More
Jul 06, 2016

Border States Electric Promotes Dugger to Branch Manager in Abilene

BSE has named Scott Dugger branch manager in Abilene, Texas. Dugger has worked in the electrical business since Sept. 1982....More