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Women in the Electrical Industry

At least every other year, we have reviewed the progress (or lack) of diversity in our industry. While our industry continues to be male dominated, NAED sold out its first NAED Women in Industry Forum last summer. With the pandemic and all conferences either cancelled or moved to an online format, we looked to our database for some information.

We have over 117,000 industry names in our database; across electrical distribution, power distribution manufacturing, wire and cable manufacturing and lighting design and manufacturing. Of the 117K names, we took a random sample of roughly 29,900 individuals. From this sample, only 20.6% were women. Here's a breakdown of the sample size by gender and title...

CONGRATULATIONS to the following individuals on their promotion:

Carrie Verkuil - Director of Business Development - Tivoli Lighting
Chad Mitchell - Commercial Leader North America - Signify
Keegan Hitz - Senior Sales Engineer, Retail Team Lead - Environmental Lights
Konner Kappelman - National Rep Sales Manager - G&G Industrial Lighting
Mike Adams - VP, Northeast Region - GE Current
Rachel Lee - Lighting Design Intern - EwingCole
Sara Tabacchi - Regional VP, West Region - GE Current

CONGRATULATIONS to the following individuals on their company move:

Adam Lamar - Area Manager  - GE Current
Andrew Herrera - Regional Sales Manager - Zumtobel Lighting
Charles Scheibler - Director of Business Development - Eran Group
Clay Brewer - Lighting Sales Manager - Prism Electric
Danette Moses - Quotations - Performance Lighting Systems
Davis Chastain - Western Regional Commercial Sales Manager -  Nora Lighting
Elie Attarian - Senior Engineer - LF Illumination
Jeffrey Feinberg - VP of Sales & Marketing - PacLights
John Rankin - Director of National Accounts - GE Current
Justin Connell - Senior Director, Sales - NDR Electric
Ken Landreth - Territory Manager - Specified Technologies, Inc.
Larry Harmon - North East Regional Sales Manager - NICOR Lighting
Lena Arnold - President - L.A. Lighting Solutions
Michael Alson - Tecton Sales Manager - Zumtobel
Ralph Genova - Regional Sales Manager - Sternberg Lighting
Robert Davis - Director of Engineering - North America Lighting
Robert Harrison - COO - Agrify Corp
Vinh Nguyen - Sr. Engineering Manager - SACO



Chief R&D Officer - Lighting Fixture Manufacturer
- Director of Project Management - Lighting Fixture Manufacturer
- Regional Sales Manager (End Users) - ESCo
- Regional Sales Manager (ESCOs) - Lighting Manufacturer
- Lighting Designer - MEP Firm
- National Accounts Manager - Electrical Distributor
- Energy Auditor - Lighting Fixture Manufacturer
- Senior Lighting Designer - Lighting Design Firm (Dubai)
- Marketing Director - C&I Lighting Fixture Mfr.
- RSM (specifiers) - Midwest - Outdoor Lighting Mfr. 
- Territory Sales Manager (distributors) - C&I Lighting Mfr.
- Product Manager - C & I Manufacturer
- Outside Sales (end users) - Outdoor Lighting Manufacturer
Brooke Ziolo
President, Lighting Recruiter

Brooke Ziolo is an executive recruiter in the lighting industry. She helps lighting manufacturers and lighting design firms hire industry specific talent to grow their companies.

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High Point Market - Fall
High Point, NC
October 13 - 21

IES Street & Area Lighting Conference
October 26 - 28

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25687 Hillview Court
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