10 INDUSTRIAL DISTRIBUTION / July/August 2014 www.inddist.com
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Edited by Abbigail Kriebs, email@example.com
The National Association of Electrical Distributors is proud to recognize Tammy Livers, vice president of sales for Eaton’s Residential and Wiring Devices Division, with its 2014 Women in Industry
Livers was presented the award on Thursday, June 26,
2014, in front of a record-breaking crowd during the
Women in Industry (WII) Forum in Nashville, Tenn. The
award honors Livers’ outstanding and dedicated service
to the association, its Women in Industry Forum, and the
electrical distribution industry at large.
In addition to her work at Eaton, Livers is active in
NAED, giving her free time and experience to the WII
Committee. She joined the committee in 2010, served as
a member of the expert panel in 2011, and was twice the featured speaker at WII Bootcamps. Livers also serves as a mentor in
the WII mentoring program.
Livers has served on the board of directors for the Make-a-
Wish Foundation in southern Illinois, has also volunteered for
adult literacy tutoring, and was on the board of directors and co-
chaired the fundraising initiative for the HANDS Foundation, a
non-profit organization that advocates for senior citizens.
Through the Women in Industry Forum, NAED works to
increase the visibility of women serving in the electrical
distribution channel. Through bootcamps and an annual
conference, the Forum offers a supportive, mentoring en-
vironment for fostering education, personal growth, and
relationships among women serving the industry.
NAED is the trade association for the $70+ billion
electrical distribution industry. Through networking,
education, research, and benchmarking, NAED helps electrical
distributors increase profitability and improve the channel.
NAED’s membership represents more than 5,100 locations internationally.
Elgin Fastener Group has announced the addition of Clayton
Morris to its outside sales team. Based in Charlotte, NC, Morris will
serve as EFG’s Technical Sales Representative in the southeast U.S.
region. He holds an AS in Electronic Engineering Technology, and
is a 16-year veteran of the domestic fastener industry ... Santana
Equipment Trading Company will be celebrating its 15th anni-
versary of being in business this month. Founded in June of 1999
by company owner Eric Davidson, Santana Equipment Trading
Company currently operates two lo-
cations as an international wholesaler
and retailer of used material handling
equipment. To celebrate its anniversa-
ry, Santana Equipment Trading Compa-
ny plans to launch a special promotion
to thank its customers for helping lead
to a successful 15 years of business ...
Ericson Manufacturing recently hired
Jeffrey D. Schad as the company’s new
President. Jay Ericson, formerly the President of Ericson Manufac-
turing, will assume the title of Chief Executive Officer, focusing
on strategic sales growth for the organization ... QA1 is excited
to announce the recent addition of Mike McVeigh, who joins the
QA1 team as the Industrial Sales Manager. McVeigh will develop
and execute sales plans to increase market share, and develop and
maintain relationships with key distributors ... Crescent Electric
Supply Company has hired George Stewart as manager at its
branches in Milwaukee, WI. Stewart will direct and coordinate
the sales and operational efforts of both locations. Stewart has 29
years of experience in the electrical industry and holds a bachelor’s degree in business management ... Tacoma Screw Products,
Inc. is celebrating 70 years of business by installing a new 180 foot
flagpole at its corporate campus. The company is dedicating the
flagpole – and the 40 ft. by 80 ft. American
flag – to all who have served in the armed
forces ... Mayer Electric Supply Company
established an endowed scholarship with
Auburn University at Montgomery, AL.
Glenn Goedecke, Executive Vice President
of Business Development, said the $25,000
scholarship is being offered exclusively for
first-generation college students ...
Master-Drive Inc. of Fort Atkinson, WI has promoted
Philip Carlson to the position of Director of Sales and Marketing. For the last two years, Carlson has been the National Sales
Manager. Increased sales and the changing marketing needs of
the company have required the company to expand, along with
a more focused approach to new product development ... IDEAL
INDUSTRIES, INC. has appointed Jim Nelson as its new Director of
Industrial Sales. The addition of Nelson comes at a time when IDEAL is experiencing growing demand for its products within the industrial channel ... WestAir Gases & Equipment, Inc. has made the
following executive appointments: Stephen Castiglione has been
appointed CEO; Steven Byers replaces Castiglione as President
& COO; Andrew Castiglione remains as Chairman; John Larner,
previously Director of Finance, has been promoted to CFO; David
Melo has been named Director of Supply Chain Management.
Livers Named NAED Women In Industry Trailblazer