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No Small Hires: Southwire

Fernando Esquivel named executive VP of HR Noted wire manufacturer Southwire welcomes Fernando Esquivel as its new executive vice president of human resources, the Carrollton, Ga., company said in a press release on its blog September 18. Esquivel’s “multi-faceted background aligns well with the company’s values and culture,” Southwire said, adding that through his leadership, […]

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Signs of Growth @ Tekwell

Company has three service centers in Tennesee, Georgia; announces seven new appointments Tekwell Services, the Tennessean motor repair operation, announced the always-encouraging addition of jobs to the company September 16. Tekwell, which has three main locations in Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Cartersville, Ga., “is growing rapidly” per a press release sent to Electrical Apparatus, and added […]

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Henson Named Division Head

Executive began his career at Baldor in ’97 as part of drives/motion control team ABB’s Motors and Generators division has named Jesse Henson president of their U.S. business. Henson, who has been with the company for 23 years, leads the team responsible for marketing, designing and manufacturing ABB and Baldor-Reliance industrial electric motors in the […]

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Goodenough for a Lifetime

Nobel prize winning inventor of lithium-ion battery, 97, still looking forward How about this for a resume? See below: Dr. John B. Goodenough, Professor, Cockrell School of Engineering, UT-Austin -Invented lithium-ion battery -Served as military meteorologist, U.S. Army, WWII -Oldest Nobel Prize winner -Still working at age 97 Education -Undergraduate degree, Yale University -PhD, Physics, […]

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Early Executive Status

Manufacturing operation in small-town Ohio provides example of climbing the ladder Ericson Manufacturing, the WIlloughby, Ohio producer, announced that Brian Earl as its new vice president of sales and marketing in a September 10 press release. Earl will spearhead Ericson’s expansion into new markets and oversee the overall marketing and sales strategy for the organization. […]

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Recognition for Motors, Money

Sarah Lauber of Douglas Dynamics wins Wisconsin Award An executive with considerable experience in the industrial electric motor industry won mainstream recognition this week. Douglas Dynamics, the Milwaukee manufacturer and upfitter of work truck attachments and equipment, announced Monday that Sarah Lauber was named among the Milwaukee Business Journal’s 2020 Chief Financial Officer of the […]

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Sharp Departs

Emerson executive joined company in 1996 Emerson announced August 13 that Robert T. Sharp, executive president of its Commercial & Residential Solutions business, is leaving the organization as he pursues new opportunities. Changes at Emerson Electric – Robert Sharp, executive vice president of the Commercial & Residential Solutions Division, is leaving to pursue other opportunities. […]

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Progress Pod

Esteemed organization demonstrates fluid transition to new media The Association of Facilities Engineering has a new podcast. The AFE Factor, a solid exhibition of how historically rooted workforce organizations can transition to new media, premiered July 31. Hosted by Amir Clayton Powell aka “AC”, the organization’s executive director and CEO, the podcast is already rolling […]

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EASA’s New Board

Gray, Bieber, Seymour named international officers The Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) recently announced new international officers for the 2020-2021 administrative year, according to a press release sent to EA. The new officers are: Mr. Jerry Gray Chairman of the Board Jerry Gray comes from Sloan Electromechanical Service & Sales, of San Diego. Chairman Gray […]

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El Paso Electric

Utility no longer public traded, hires new CEO El Paso Electric Co. is no longer a publicly traded electric utility, the El Paso Times reported July 29. The company also confirmed the move, along with details of its new board of directors, in a press release the same day: EPE confirmed that its acquisition by […]

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