Recruiting   |   Markets   |   Approach   |   Team   |    Open Positions   |   Ask the Experts  |   Blog   |   Contact

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...


Regional Sales Manager in the Georgia area who has called on Commercial & Industrial Markets
  • Hired and managed independent sales reps over 23 states
  • Exceeded budget by 103%
  • Worked for Southwire Utility Energy in the past

VP Sales & Marketing in Midwest who managed a $35MM sales organization

  • Directed strategies to help drive 3 sales managers and 38 independent sales reps within 12 vertical markets
  • Worked with Hubbell Wiegmann in the past
Process Engineer/Maintenance Manager
  • Understands bare wire, drawing, stranding, plating
  • Worked with UL to get approvals
  • Has been a project manager, designing and laying out plants for efficiency
National Sales Manager in the Carolinas who has experience in RF, Telecom and Broadband...
  • Increased industrial sales by $75 MM in 4 years
  • Called on Direct TV, Time Warner, Cablevision and ATT
  • Worked in Engineering, Manufacturing and Supply Chain
  • Created new teams globally

CONGRATULATIONS to the following individual on their promotion:

Rhonda Rogers - VP CVDE - Southwire

CONGRATULATIONS to the following individuals on their new role or company move:

Mario Tenaglia - Key Account Sales Manager - Infinite Electronics
Scott Dillon - SVP Operations - Nehring

- Regional Sales Manager - Tool Manufacturer
- Product Manager - Wire & Cable Manufacturer
- Operations Director - Wire & Cable Manufacturer
- Application Engineer - Tool Manufacturer
- President - Industrial Wire Manufacturer
- Plant Manager - Building Wire Manufacturer
- Channel Sales Manager - Wire Mfr.
- Process Engineer - Wire & Cable Mfr.
- Regional Sales Manager - Wire & Cable Manufacturer
- Process Engineer - Industrial Wire & Cable Manufacturer
- Sales Manager - Electrical Construction Connector Mfr.
Pati Kelly
Wire and Cable Recruiter

Pati Kelly is an executive recruiter specializing in the wire & cable industry. She helps manufacturers find sales, operations and engineering talent to help grow their companies.

Featured Jobs

National Hardware Show
October 12 - 15

BICSI - Fall
September 27 - October 1

IWCS 2020
October 12 - 16, 19 - 23

NECA 2020 Convention
October 6 - 8

IEC Convention & Expo
October 28 - 30

World Optical Fiber & Cable
Milan, Italy
October 26 - 28

Int'l Technical Conference
Monterrey, N.L. Mexico
October 27 - 29

Int'l Wire & Cable Trade Fair
Dusselfdorf, Germany
December 7 - 11

Egret Consulting Group
25687 Hillview Court
Mundelein, Illinois 60060