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

Jan 27, 2016

NAW 2016 Coverage

Manny Perez de la Mesa, Pool Corp., Covington, La., in his NAW Chairman's Address on the importance of focus....More
Jan 27, 2016

Heard at NAW 2016

The first in a series of posts from the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) annual conference this week in Washington, D.C....More
Jan 22, 2016

Light Goes Out on Consortium Bid to Buy Lumileds

Royal Philips today announced that Philips and GO Scale Capital have terminated the agreement in which the consortium led by GO Scale Capital would....More
Sep 21, 2015

Southwire Acquires Assets of Seatek

Southwire Co., Carrollton, Ga., has purchased substantially all the assets of Stamford, Conn.-based Seatek Co. Inc., a manufacturer of hand tools and....More
Jul 22, 2015

Tesla Tweaks its Lithium-Ion Batteries

Tesla increases the range of its electric vehicles....More
Feb 23, 2015

Encore Wire announces 4Q financials

Encore Wire Corp., McKinney, Texas said unit volume, measured in copper pounds contained in the wire sold, increased 2.4% and was offset by a 6.3%....More
Dec 11, 2014

GE Working on Microgrid Research Project to Improve Grid Reliability in Upstate New York

GE along with National Grid, DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and Clarkson University recently announced a partnership on a....More
Dec 08, 2014

Copper Investing News: 2014 Copper Market Quiets Down After Chinese Shadow Lending Drama

Always enjoy the copper market analysis by the folks at Copper Investing News. In this article they review the major news and trends in the 2014....More
Dec 08, 2014

Lux Review: The 10 Most Annoying Things About LEDs

Check out this informative and entertaining article about the things that LED manufacturers don’t like to talk about, from our lighting friends....More