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

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Williams Supply announces new hires and promotion

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Summit Electric Supply hires Suttle to lead Bryan/College Station location

Suttle has 30 years of electrical market experience....More

ASCO/Emerson closes on purchase of Advanced Protection Technology

Based in Clearwater, Fla., APT’s broad general-purpose surge protection products align with Emerson Network Power branded high capacity surge....More

Obituary: Ron Kinney, Founder of All-Phase Electric Supply

One of the electrical industry’s consummate entrepreneurs passed away this week. Ronald Franklin Kinney, 82, passed away peacefully at home in St....More

Graybar moves Madison branch to larger facility

Graybar apparently likes college towns -- this year the company has also opened branches in Champaign, Ill., Columbus, Mo., and Binghamton, N.Y....More