May 14, 2012

Congratulations to the new NAED and ESFi Board of Directors

­­IDEA extends its congratulations and welcomes the new Board of Directors of our partners, NAED and ESFi

National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED)

­­At the conclusion of the 2012 NAED National Meeting, Clarence Martin, CEO and CFO of Huntington, W.Va.-based State Electric Supply Company, was announced chairman of the 2012-2013 NAED Board of Directors.

Martin succeeds Bob Reynolds, chairman, president and CEO of St. Louis-based Graybar, and will be followed in 2013 by Sandra Rosecrans, president and CEO of Syracuse, N.Y.-based City Electric Co., who was named board chair-elect.

“From advancements in technology to the dynamic workforce, we must be prepared for the change afoot in our industry,” said Martin. “My focus this year will be on planning and execution as means for preparing for those changes. NAED has the tools and resources to keep us all on track for a successful future.”

View full announcement and the Directors for 2012-2013>

Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFi)

­­ESFi announced the appointment of two new members to their Board of Directors: Lorraine Carli, Vice President of Communications for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Samuel G. Tornabene, Senior Director of Communication Services at Edison Electric Institute (EEI).

The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated exclusively to promoting the importance of electrical safety. ESFI proudly sponsors National Electrical Safety Month each May, and engages in public education campaigns throughout the year to raise awareness of the steps that can be taken to prevent electrical fires, injuries, and fatalities in the home, school, and workplace.

View the press release online>

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