Nicole Knee is a new account man- ager at Santa Clara, California-based
Buckles-Smith’s Santa Rosa, Calif., location. She brings to the role a strong background work- ing with federal, state, and city gov- ernment; commer- cial; and end-user accounts. Meanwhile, at Buckles-Smith’s Sacramento, Calif., branch, Ethan
O’Leary has been named product specialist. He brings with him expe- rience in the service, engineering, and industrial control fields.
Rexel Energy Solutions (RES), Taunton, Mass., has a new sales team and spec- ification group on the West Coast: Thirty-year industry veteran
Mark Bryan is Western Division sales leader at the Bell, Calif., loca- tion. Prior to arriving at RES, he served in leadership roles at P2/ Hubbell Lighting, Facility Solutions Group, Fluoresco Lighting & Signs, and Amtech Lighting Services.
Robert Lallement, who joined RES in November 2016, now serves in ESCO sales in the El Dorado, Calif., office. Before joining RES, he served as director of business devel- opment for Matrix Energy Service.
Mark Osborne, ESCO sales in the Vancouver, Wash., branch, has more than 38 years of electrical industry experience— 26 of those serving in various roles including sales, lighting quotations, and lighting design.
Mark Shotton, ESCO sales in the Encinitas, Calif., location, has more than nine years of experience in commercial lighting and controls applications, focusing on federal,
municipal, and large commercial projects.
Steven Wilbur, ESCO sales in the Laguna Niguel, Calif., location, has 31 years of industry experience. Prior to joining RES, he served as regional sales manager for Amerillum Brands for seven years.
Richard Landry has joined Summit Elec-
tric Supply, Albu- querque, N.M., as leader of the compa- ny’s South Texas district. Previously a location manager for an international wire and cable dis- tributor, he brings with him experi- ence in sales and personnel develop- ment, vendor relationships, and oper- ational logistics.
Viking Electric Sup-
ply, a Minneapolis- based unit of Sone- par, recently an- nounced that Greg
Hames is retiring after 42 years. He spent his entire career at Viking, working his way from truck driver to president and CEO. Stepping into the role of president is COO Stacy Stans-
laski. A 16-year vet- eran of Viking, her prior positions in- clude manager of special projects, sales operations manager, director of HR, and controller.
Fulham named industry veteran Dan
Walter to the role of product director, LED drivers. He brings with him more than 13 years of commercial lighting experience, most recently
serving as product manager and prod- uct development manager at Ohyama Lights, a division of IRIS USA. He has also has served as lighting design pro- posal engineer for Johnson Controls and as technical services manager for Cree Lighting.
Topaz announced the retirement of Vice President
Carl Budrewicz. Budrewicz—who began his 47-year career in the electri- cal industry as a manufacturer rep for Metalectrics and worked his way to general manager— joined Topaz in 1992.
Richard Smith was hired as regional sales manager for Universal Lighting
Technologies’s Midwest Region. He brings with him nearly a decade of experience in lighting systems, most recently managing territories in the Northwest and Southeast. ;
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senior vice president
of marketing and sales
at Leviton, is a recipient
of the 2017 Edison Re-
port’s Lifetime Achieve-
The award, which
is presented annually
to individuals who have
made outstanding contributions to the light-
ing industry, cited Marshall’s innovation in
marketing and sales, as well as his business
integrity. He has been with Leviton for more
than 23 years.