NAED Announces Branch Management
On June 10 the National Association
of Electrical Distributors (NAED) recognized 10 industry professionals for their commitment to
furthering their education by completing at least one level
of Branch Management University (BMU).
NAED congratulates the following individuals below that
have completed the following BMU levels since January
Level 300 Graduates:
• Doug Brock, Kendall Electric, Inc., Chattanooga, TN
• Maridee Oertli, McNaughton-McKay Electric Company,
• Shawn McDowell, Springfield Electric Supply Company,
Level 200 Graduates:
• Brandon Bazemore, Electrical Equipment Company,
West Columbia, SC
• Shawn Schalk, CEP-OS, Springfield Electric Supply Company, East Peoria, IL
Level 100 Graduates:
• Duane Scott, Associated of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
• Dwayne Egli, CEP-IS, Dakota Supply Group, Bismarck,
• Maureen Holley, Horizon Solutions, Rochester, NY
• Jason Cissell, IAC Supply Solutions, Jonesboro, AR
• Robert McCormick, Kendall Electric, Inc., Benton Harbor,
• Tori Wolf, McNaughton-McKay Electric Company, Mau-
According to a recent NAED survey, both current BMU
students and graduates indicate the top two skills learned is
leadership and people management.
Nearly 1,800 delegates, prospective members and guests
attended the recently completed annual ISA Convention
Overall attendance jumped by 12. 6 percent compared
to 2014, with larger numbers of attendees in every membership category.
Distributor attendance improved by 6. 7 percent
compared to 2014, supplier attendance increased by 8. 2
percent, and attendance among industrial manufacturer’s representatives surged by 115 percent. The increase
in attendance demonstrates that association members
have responded positively to changes to the convention
format such as providing greater access to distributors,
and improving the professional development offerings,
according to ISA chairman Tommy Thompson, executive
vice president of Turner Supply Company in Mobile, AL.
“The recent inclusion of the Distributor/IMR Day continues to resonate well with our suppliers, and there was
a lot of buzz on the floor about the increased activity
and opportunities to meet new distributors and suppliers,” Thompson said.
Suppliers exhibiting during Supplier Booth Day increased by 7 percent compared to last year, providing
delegates with multiple opportunities for meeting with
existing and new suppliers.
Thompson said the professional development sessions
planned by the ISA Education Foundation were well
received by convention attend-
“Our future as an industry
depends on each of us leading
the next generation. This will require us mentoring them
while providing leadership and education training opportunities. ISA should be the destination place for all of
us, including our next generation of business leaders and
managers,” he said.
The convention was the first held by ISA under the
direction of new president and CEO Jeff Hughes. He
appreciated the opportunity to meet many association
members in person.
“With my first ISA Convention under my belt, I am
reaffirmed that this is a great industry because of the
great people in it,” said Hughes. “The Convention
demonstrates how, at ISA, companies of all types can
collaborate and enjoy one another’s point of view and
social conversations. This experience was powerful proof
that ISA members enjoy and welcome the opportunity to
participate in the community of their association.”
ISA Convention Attendance Jumps 12. 6 Percent