Distributor Doings Santa Clara, California-based
Buckles-Smith has hired two new ac- count managers at the Santa Clara branch:
Lance LaPonte formerly served as a territory man- ager for Hubbell Wiring, working in the industrial and contractor markets.
Jimmy Owens has a background in the industrial distribution and engineering fields, previously work- ing in business development at U.S. Fabrications and as the director of operations at Bart Manufacturing.
At East Dubuque, Illinois-based Cres-
cent Electric Supply,
Teresa Coffey has been promoted to the position of vice president/ controller. She joined Crescent Electric in 2004, most recently serv- ing as its corporate controller. Also at Cres- cent Electric, Alice
Vontalge has been named to the newly created role of vice president/chief strategy officer. A 21-year veteran of Crescent, she started in the role of corporate controller and advanced to vice president of finance in 2001.
Albuquerque, New Mexico-based
Summit Electric announced the follow-
ing promotions to align with a recent sales division reorganization:
Chip Shows was named vice president of the Louisiana District and is based in the Gonzales, La., service center.
Todd Bockenfeld was named vice president of the North Texas District and is based in the Irving, Texas, service center.
Richard Landry was named vice president of the South Texas Dis- trict and is based in the Houston ser- vice center.
ECN Korns announced the addition of
Cody Smith to the role of general manager. He brings with him more than 17 years of experience in manu- facturing, facility management, mar- keting, sales, and account manage- ment. He most recently served at Roto-Versal Compression Services for five years in several roles, including operations coordinator, parts and procurement manager, business development manager, and account manager. Prior to that he served two years at Fastenal as account manager.
Flir Systems appointed James (Jim)
Cannon to the role of president and CEO, succeeding Andy Teich, who retired in February after 33 years. Cannon previously served for more than 16 years in a variety of senior leadership positions at Stanley Black & Decker, most recently as president of Stanley Security North America & Emerging Markets.
Kim Cook retired from Halco Light-
ing after 24 years with the com- pany. The first 13 years of her career were spent in sales roles, including national sales manager and vice president of sales and marketing. She was promoted to COO in 2005, president in 2012, and CEO in 2015. Succeeding Cook as CEO is
Fawaz Khalil. He brings with him lighting industry and management
experience, most recently serving as president of Purafil’s Filtration Group. Prior to that, he was vice president and general manager for Vertical Markets and IoT solutions at Acuity Brands. He also served with the Danaher Corporation for eight years.
Keystone Technologies hired John
Simpson in the role of specifica- tion sales manager. He previously served as senior application engi- neer and fixture area manager for General Electric and acted as vice president of operations at Global Energy Services.
Mila Leyva, who has been with Nora
Lighting for more than 23 years, has retired. The second employee to join the company, she started her career as the office manager, was promoted to accounts receivable, and then over- saw the HR department.
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