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 10, 2017

Power/mation's Craighead to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award in Robotics Industry

Don Craighead, co-founder of Power/mation, a distributor of high-tech automation products and systems, will be the very first recipient of the....More
Jan 10, 2017

Airmaster Announces Personnel Promotions and Additions

Airmaster announced its promotion of Gregory Helbling from director of sales and marketing to vice president of sales and marketing; the hiring of....More
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Jan 10, 2017

Castner Joins Circadian Light as Vice President of Global Sales

Circadian Light, a lighting manufacturer focused on safely regulating the harmful bioactive blue wavelengths that increase the risk of diabetes,....More
Jan 10, 2017

Border States Electric Hires Ableidinger as Organizational Change Manager

BSE has hired Lyla Ableidinger as organizational change manager. She will be responsible for developing consistent tools and methodology for change....More
Jan 09, 2017

Ewing-Foley to Rep Calpipe in Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada

Calpipe Industries, Rancho-Dominquez, CA, a provider of conduit products for corrosive environments under the divisions of Calconduit, Calbrite,....More
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Jan 09, 2017

Crum Electric Supply’s Jeff Hockin Joins AD Board of Directors

Jeff Hockin, president and COO of Crum Electric Supply Co., Inc., has joined the AD board of directors and the AD Electrical U.S. board of directors....More
Jan 06, 2017

Eckard Joins Omni Cable as Human Resources Director

Omni Cable (West Chester, PA): Ashley Eckard was recently hired as human resources director and will oversee Omni Cable’s human resources functions....More
Dec 19, 2016

Southwire Expands Tools & Equipment Product Offering

​Southwire Co., Carrolton, GA, acquired Sumner Manufacturing of Houston, TX, a manufacturer of material lifts, jack stands, welding tools, material....More
Dec 09, 2016

Clippard retires at Monster Electrical

One of Monster Electrical's longest-term employees is retiring....More
Dec 07, 2016

Obituary: Wiseway’s Biz Cain

Rodney S. "Biz" Cain passed away peacefully at the age of 78 at his childhood home, Caintuckee Acres, Independence, KY, on Dec. 1, after his long....More