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Electric Supply of Tampa Partners with Supply Chain Equity Partners

Electric Supply of Tampa (ESI), an independent value-added distributor of electrical supplies headquartered in Florida, has partnered with Supply Chain Equity Partners (SCEP) to establish a super-regional platform for growth and expansion in electrical products distribution. SCEP is the only 100% distribution-centric fund in the United States and is also headquartered in Tampa, Florida. SCEP’s investors include more than 40 distribution veterans, including eight former owners of Top-200 electrical wholesalers. ESI is SCEP’s 44th distribution investment since 2007.

Harry Irwin, CEO, and the rest of the existing ESI management team will continue to lead ESI.

Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, Electric Supply has been serving the domestic and international contractor and utility communities since 1970, currently primarily serving customers throughout Florida as well as the Caribbean and Latin America.

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Mars Electric Announces Leadership Promotions

Fran Doris, CEO of Mars Electric, announced the promotions of Michael Doris to president, Michael Mammone to senior vice president of sales and Andrew Doris to vice president of business development.

Michael Doris started working for Mars Electric part time in 2004 helping customers and stocking inventory. He joined the company full time in 2010 and worked in the warehouse and at branches to learn the fundamentals of the business. In 2014, he was promoted to director of operations and then executive vice president in 2017.

Mammone joined Mars Electric in 2013 as the sales manager. Mammone held financial analyst and product line engineer and sales engineer positions at Eaton Corp. for 13 years prior to joining Mars Electric. He was promoted to vice president of sales at Mars Electric in 2017. Charged with managing the inside and outside sales teams, Mammone has been instrumental in helping generate the company’s explosive growth.

Andrew Doris started working for Mars Electric part time in 2006 restocking products and labeling shelves. He joined the company full time in 2015 and was charged with learning all facets of the business in his roles in the warehouse and at branches. He then started the Vendor Management Inventory department at the company.

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Summit Electric Supply Names Senior Vice President, CXO, CIO

Sheila Hernandez has been named the new senior vice president, customer experience officer (CXO) for Summit Electric Supply and Michael Aufdembrink has been named Summit’s new chief information officer (CIO).

Hernandez joined Summit in 1987 as a part-time marketing intern while completing her undergraduate degree at the University of New Mexico. After earning her MBA, she proceeded to take on the roles of marketing coordinator, director of marketing, vice president of marketing and chief information and technology officer before being named to her new position.

She will continue to be based in the company’s Albuquerque headquarters and report to Patrick Davis, president and CEO. In her new role, Hernandez will champion Summit’s customer-centric strategies across the business. She will also work to accelerate Summit’s training and team development initiatives, as well as Summit’s quality management system.

Aufdembrink has more than 25 years of experience developing IT/digital strategy, large application implementation, infrastructure, program management, cyber/risk management, plus proficiency with mergers & acquisitions. He previously served in CIO roles at Baker Hughes, Energizer Holdings, HCA Corp., Sara Lee Corp. and Parallon Revenue Cycle Solutions.

Aufdembrink’s responsibilities at Summit will include digital strategy, information technology operations and cybersecurity.

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Stoneway Electric Supply President Announces Retirement

Stoneway Electric Supply Company has announced that Jeff Corrick, president of Stoneway, will be retiring at the end of 2021 after more than four decades of service with the company.

“In his 44 years with Stoneway, Jeff has always exhibited the highest degree of integrity and commitment to serving our employees, customers, and supplier partners,” said Scott Teerlinck, president and CEO of Crescent Electric Supply Company. “He is respected by everyone who has had the fortune of working with him during that time, and his legacy of leadership and success speaks for itself. On behalf of the entire Crescent organization, I want to personally thank him for all he has done for our company and for the industry as a whole, and we certainly wish him, his wife Cindee, and his entire family the best during his retirement.”

Corrick began his career at Stoneway in 1977 and served in a variety of leadership roles within the organization. In 2014, he assumed the role as president of Stoneway Electric Supply and has been instrumental in helping the company achieve significant growth during his tenure.

“I’m honored to have worked alongside such incredibly talented people for more than four decades,” said Corrick. “Their future is certainly bright.”

As part of the leadership transition, Chris Provo is being promoted to area vice president/president of Stoneway Electric Supply, and Daisy Smith is assuming the role of director of Finance for Stoneway Electric Supply.

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Womack Electric Supply President Announces Retirement

Womack Electric Supply Company has announced that Burke Herring, president of Womack, will be retiring after nearly four decades of service with the company.

“Over the course of his 37 years with Womack Electric Supply, Burke’s unwavering commitment to our employees, customers and supplier partners speaks for itself,” said Scott Teerlinck, president and CEO of Crescent Electric Supply Company. “He is a respected veteran, who leaves behind a legacy of strong leadership, integrity and dedication that is unparalleled. On behalf of the entire Crescent organization, I want to personally thank him for all he has done for us and for the industry, and we certainly wish him, his wife Ginny, and his entire family the best during his retirement.”

Herring began his career at Womack in November 1983 and has played an integral part in the company’s growth during that time. In addition to the success he has achieved while leading the Womack team, he has also demonstrated a strong commitment to the electrical industry by serving on numerous committees and advisory boards, as well as focus groups within other market organizations.

Al Stewart, who has served as Greensboro district manager for the past 12 years, will take over as area vice president/president of Womack Electric Supply.

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Cape Electrical Supply Acquires Richmond Electrical Supply (KY)

Cape Electrical Supply in Cape Girardeau, Missouri has acquired fellow IMARK member Richmond Electrical Supply in Richmond, Kentucky.

Established in 1953, Cape Electric Supply is located between St. Louis and Memphis on the busy Mississippi River corridor. Cape Electric now operates locations in six states.

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Coldbrook Electric Joins IMARK Canada

Coldbrook Electric Supply Company Ltd. in Coldbrook, Nova Scotia became a member of IMARK Canada effective August 1. Coldbrook was established in 2011 and operates three branch locations in Nova Scotia. Kevin Spicer, president, will be the principal point of contact.

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Philadelphia Inquirer Names United Electric Supply Top Workplace

United Electric Supply has been recognized as a Top Workplace 2021 by The Philadelphia Inquirer. The recognition is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey. The anonymous survey uniquely measures 15 drivers of engaged cultures that are critical to the success of any organization, including alignment, execution and connection.

This honor adds to the company being named a Top Workplace by The Delaware News Journal in 2020. The employee-owners take pride in being the supplier of choice for electrical products, services and solutions with a commitment to independent employee ownership.

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Atlantic Electric Supply Hires New Outside Sales Rep

Atlantic Electric Supply has hired Maynard Kaczorowski to the position of outside sales.

“Maynard brings years of experience and contacts with both general and electrical contractors. We look forward to utilizing his background and Atlantic’s vast experience to help us grow our switch gear and commercial lighting departments. We are confident that his personality, diligence and training will prove essential as he confronts the challenges of the new position,” said Mike Lessans, president Atlantic Electric Supply.

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IM Supply Announces New President

IM Supply, an IMARK Group company and a leading solution provider of electrical and lighting MRO products for multi-site industrial firms, recently announced major changes to its executive leadership team.

The company named Patrick Knight to the position of president of IM Supply. Knight comes to IM Supply after successful stints at buying groups OMNIA Partners and Prime Advantage. He has also held key positions at Vanguard National Alliance and with SupplyForce for a short time after their merger.

“We are excited to have Patrick lead the IM Supply team,” said Wes Smith, president of Mayer and a member of the executive search team. “His background selling to national accounts and his experience working with marketing groups makes him well suited to guide IM Supply to the next level of performance and success.”

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Parrish-Hare Announces Promotion, New Hires

After spending time working in the warehouse and counter sales, Nicholette Mason is moving into a new position with inside sales at Parrish-Hare. She came to Parrish-Hare with years of experience in the electrical industry.

Parrish-Hare also welcomes Chris Crow to its outside sales team. He has been in the industry for 3 1/2 years, with experience in sales as a business owner for the previous nine years.

The company also welcomes Dottie Muldowney to the team as the human resources manager. She previously served as the human resources manager at a family-owned manufacturing company. She will be located in the Irving facility and will be the primary point of contact for human resources issues.

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Warshauer Promotes Justin Krusius, Builds Second Training Facility

Warshauer Electric Supply, a New Jersey-based electrical wholesaler, recently announced the promotion of Justin Krusius to switchgear department manager of its Tinton Falls location.

He assumes the role previously held by John Pardenek, vice president of technical sales who recently announced he will step down from full-time duties on December 31 and will assume a part-time role moving forward. He will continue to support key contractors and other key customers and will stay actively involved on most high-profile switchgear projects.

Warshauer Electric Supply also announced the groundbreaking of its second Warshauer Tech Training Facility, located in Lakewood, New Jersey. Warshauer Tech, established in 1999, is a New Jersey accredited and certified continuing education provider where professionals can receive state approved continuing education units (CEUs) for electrical contractors, architects, inspectors, interior designers and green professionals.

The 2,500-square-foot state-of-the-art training facility will be located adjacent to Warshauer Electric Supply’s 45,000-sqaure-foot Lakewood facility at 700 Vassar Ave. In addition to training existing trade professionals, this new facility will have a hands-on laboratory “stick room” to teach adults looking to learn a new trade.

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