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Border States Elec-
tric, Fargo, N.D., hired Lyla Ablei-
dinger as organiza- tional change man- ager. She brings with her 10 years of experience in the organizational change manage - ment (OCM) field, most recently as an independent consultant leading OCM efforts for companies undergo- ing major business transformation and software implementations.
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David Errigo, vice president of sales for LumenOptix, has been elected chair of the National Lighting Bureau. He joined LumenOptix in 2005, filling various sales and marketing positions before being named vice president of sales in 2015.
Adrienne Shulman has joined Gen-
eration Brands as northeast specifica- tion sales manager. Prior to joining the company, she held regional sales management positions with Eaton’s Lighting Solutions and GE Lighting.
IDEAL Industries has announced the following organizational changes:
Douglas Sanford was appointed group president and general man- ager of U.S. operations. He comes to the company from HA Interna- tional, where he was president and CEO. Prior to that, he served in a variety of management positions for more than 15 years at Hendrickson, including holding roles as vice presi- dent and general manager of several divisions.
Terry Stevens, vice president of electrical distribution sales, will be retiring effective June 30. She has held the position since 2013. Filling Stevens’s role is Joe Sagan -
owich, who returns to the company
after a stint in the sports marketing industry. Prior to his departure from IDEAL—where he spent 17 years— he served in the positions of general manager of subsidiary SK Hand Tool and as vice president of electrical distribution.
Keystone Technologies has hired Debra
Early as creative director. She brings with her 25 years of experience in the lighting industry, including positions at Westinghouse Lighting and Lumen- Optix. Most recently, she worked for Xicato, where she spearheaded the company’s visual landscape and mar- keting communications.
Matthew Gravette recently joined
Killark/Hubbell as western regional manager. He joins the company from Rexel, where he was a branch manager. Prior to that, he was product manager at Walters Wholesale.
At Robroy Industries Conduit Division,
Keith Merrill has been appointed to the position of general manager. He brings with him more than 20 years of experience in sales, business devel- opment, and operations within the IT and telecom segments.
Service Wire has made the following changes to its Culloden, W.Va., office:
Seth Cook is a northeast sales rep. He joined the company after seven years of customer service.
Ron Gibson is now purchasing and logistics manager. He has been with the company since 1980, most recently as purchasing manager.
Ray Langdon is now the com- pany’s director of finance and trea- surer. He has served as controller for the past four years.
Kevin Rice, former vice president of manufacturing, is now vice presi-
dent of manufacturing and distribu- tion. He has been involved in every phase of Service Wire’s operations since 1982.
Rodney Smith is now serving as business development manager. He has 22 years of experience as a fleet manager for a rental car company.
Dan Jasek joined Stelpro in the role of midwest regional manager. He brings more than 12 years of experi- ence within the electrical, plumbing, and refrigeration industry, most recently as regional manager for Pentair/Raychem. ;
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Bathe, 77, died
Dec. 18. He joined
his father’s com-
pany, Bathe Elec-
tric, St. Louis, in
1958 as a pur-
chasing agent. He
spent more than
47 years with the
family-owned business before retiring.
He is survived by his wife, Delores
(Dee); two children; and grandchildren.
Peter Ewing, 81,
died Dec. 5. He
Rudat Sales in
1958, later pur-
chasing the com-
pany and renaming
it Ewing and Asso-
ciates. In 1967, the
firm was incorpo-
rated as Ewing-Foley. Also a longtime
member of NEMRA, he served as its
president from 1992 to 1993.
He is survived by his wife, Penny;
four children; seven grandchildren; and
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