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

The ROI of Offshore Wind Farms

This article in today’s New York Times does a nice job of analyzing the improving return on investment of offshore wind farms. With the renewed....More

David Meeks Named VP of Supply Chain Operations at Summit Electric Supply

David Meeks has joined Summit Electric’s leadership team as V.P. of supply chain operations. Meeks was recently the integration project manager and....More

Gordon Takes Over CEO Role at Winsupply

Roland Gordon has been named as Winsupply's CEO effective Jan. 31. He retains his title as president of Winsupply. Jack Johnston is stepping down....More

Withers Retires at EiKO; Laird Assumes CEO Responsibilities

EiKO CEO Gary Withers retired on Dec. 31 and at that time Rick Laird, who had been EiKO’s president, assumed the role of president/CEO....More

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

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

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

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

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