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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...

Contact Prudence for more information about the following talent:

Inside Sales
  • Located just outside of Baltimore
  • 20 years of experience in inside sales, quotes and project management
  • Very strong contractor experience
  • NAED EPEC Gold certification
Lighting/Controls Sales Expert
  • Located in Northern NJ
  • 15 years lighting sales, quotes and project management experience
  • Excellent contacts in the electrical contractor channel
  • Proactive and passionate about business development
Sales/Automation Manager
  • Rochester based sales leader
  • Strong contacts in the Industrial, OEM and End User channel
  • Smart, strategic and driven to succeed
  • Skilled in recruiting and developing sales talent
President/VP Sales
  • Based in New York City
  • Executive with exceptional industrial and automation experience
  • 24 years of exceeding top line and margin growth goals
  • P&L responsibility in excess of $100M
  • Entrepreneurial servant leadership background
Gear Quotations/Project Management
  • Based in Chicago, remote office
  • 20 plus years of experience
  • Extensive Square D knowledge
  • Prior owner of a custom switchgear manufacturer
  • Experience working for major gear manufacturer
  • Acting technical resource to outside sales and customers

Happy RETIREMENT to the following individuals:

Richard Chadwick - United Electric Supply
Robert Gibson - United Electric Supply

CONGRATULATIONS to the following individuals on their promotion:

Cameron Martinez - Profit Center Manager - CED
Colin Price - Outside Sales/Gear Specialist - Elliott Electric Supply
Justin Heckroth - Lighting and Controls Consultant  - Sitler's LED Supplies
Reed Swisher - Senior Sales Engineer - KEYENCE
Paul Smolchek - Director Government Sales Division - supplyFORCE

CONGRATULATIONS to the following individuals on their role at a new company:

Aldo Maldonado - Account Executive - Connexion
Allison Heyman - Lighting Consultant - Dulles Electric Supply
David Tozi - Branch Manager - WESCO
Cathie Broccolo - Project Specialist - Graybar
Chris Benedict - Outside Sales Rep - Schaedler Yesco Distribution
Chris Lawson - Regional Operations Manager - EECO
Edwin O'Brien - Account Manager - Standard Electric Company
Ernest Companion - Regional Sales Manager, Mechanical Systems - Dakota Supply Group
Euric Fuselier - Automation Specialist - Gexpro
Jack Smith - Human Resources Manager/IT Coordinator - Atlantic Coast Electric Supply
Jim Cameron - Executive Vice President and General Manager, Utility & Broadband Strategic Business Unit - WESCO
Jeryd Caruso - Account Manager - Horizon Solutions
John Jordan - District Sales Manager - Cregger Company
John Martin - Branch Manager - Granite City Electric Supply
Kathy Presperin - VP Supply Chain - Blattner Energy
Kim Adams - Project Manager - Steiner Electric
Kyle Johnson - Senior Account Representative - WESCO
Mike Sampson Jr - Commercial Lighting Quotations - Wholesale Electric Supply Co of Houston
Ryan Jacobs - Switchgear Specialist - Standard Electric 
Scott Newsom - Services and Solutions Consultant - EESCO
Sevon Torosian - Senior Account Manager - Sandard Electric Supply

Electrical Distributors
  • Regional VP Sales (Industrial Manufacturer)
  • Inside Sales
  • Sales Manager
  • Drives Specialist
  • Switchgear Sales Manager
  • District Sales Manager
  • Automation Specialist
  • Lighting Project Manager
  • National Account Manager
  • Operations Director
  • VP Sales
  • Outside Sales

  • Director of Operations
  • Lighting Quotations 
  • General Manager
  • Lighting Specialist
Prudence Thompson
Senior Partner, Electrical
Distribution Recruiter

Prudence Thompson is an executive recruiter who works exclusively in electrical distribution and has been helping great candidates and companies grow since 1999.

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