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

DISC’s September Flash Update: Modest Growth by 4Q 2016

Herm Isenstein, president, DISC Corp., Orange, Conn., says the sluggish electrical market performance will continue for the short-term, but he sees a....More

Hodges Southwest to Rep Anamet Electrical

Hodges Southwest (HSW), Houston, now represents Anamet Electrical, Mattoon, Ill., in Texas, Oklahoma and Miller County, Ark....More

Alan Wire Names Rick Lagacy Area Manager in Chicago

Rick Lagacy has joined Alan Wire as Chicago-based area manager....More

Matt McCarron Named V.P. of Industrial Commercial Channel at LEDVANCE

Matt McCarron was promoted to V.P. of LEDVANCE’s Industrial Commercial Channel for the United States and Canada, filling the role held by Mark....More

Ericson Appoints John Ericson III as New President - 4th Generation in Family-Owned Business

John Ericson III is now the president of Ericson Manufacturing Co....More

Knipex Tools Expands Marketing Team

​Knipex Tools (Arlington Heights, Ill.):  The company recently hired Bill Grimpe as its product marketing specialist and Catherine Smith as its....More

Acuity Joins AD’s Electrical Division

Acuity Brands Inc., Atlanta, will be joining AD’s U.S. Electrical Division, effective Jan. 1....More

Egret Consulting’s Ted Konnerth to Help Lead Smart Lighting Panel at Penton’s IoT Event

“The Real Deal on Smart Lighting: How the IoT is Transforming Today’s Lighting Market,” a panel at Penton Media’s new IoT Emerge event, to be held....More