NCEL Elects Tom Quinn as Chair for 2021-2023

Tom Quinn, Partner, Grissinger-Johnson Sales

Bloomington, Minn.Tom Quinn, Partner, Grissinger-Johnson Sales, Plymouth, MN, was elected Chair of North Central Electrical League, Inc. at their Board of Directors meeting, July 22, 2021, in Fridley, MN. Tom joined the sales rep agency in 1997 and has been a partner at Grissinger-Johnson Sales since 2007. He is active in the management of the company with a focus on the industrial market.

Prior to 1997, Tom worked as a District Sales Manager for Hoffman Engineering in the Twin Cities area. Tom works with contractors, distributors, engineers, industrials, and utilities in central and northeast Minnesota as well as the Twin Cities. Tom is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a degree in Business Management, Economics and Communications. Tom is a past president of the North Central Electrical Manufacturers Club. Tom and his wife, Mary live in Brooklyn Park, MN, and they have two daughters, Brenna, and Shannon. Tom enjoys attending Minnesota Gopher games, golfing, fishing, and time with his family.

Tom Quinn succeeds Shane Kerska, Border States, as the NCEL Chair. Quinn will serve as NCEL Chair in leading the electrical industry nonprofit trade association through summer 2023 with the help of NCEL staff, members, and NCEL Affiliate groups.

2021-23 NCEL Board of Directors:

Chair: Tom Quinn, Partner, Grissinger-Johnson Sales (Plymouth, MN)

Vice Chair: Jeff Starkman, CPMR, CSP, President, Electrotech Inc. (Minneapolis, MN)

Treasurer: Steve Foss, Regional VP – Distribution Business Operations (NSP-MN), Xcel Energy Inc. (St. Paul, MN)

Secretary: Abby Andvik, Associate Director, North Central Electrical League (Bloomington, MN)

Past Chair: Shane Kerska, VP – Industrial Sales & Marketing, Border States (Brooklyn Park, MN)

Directors: Utility: Andy Stewart, P.E., Director – Business Operations, Great River Energy (Maple Grove, MN)

Utility: Dan Gunderson, VP – Transmission & Distribution, ALLETE-Minnesota Power (Duluth, MN)

Manufacturer: Kyle Brendefur, CPMR, CSP, Partner & VP – Operations, LESCO Inc. (Fridley, MN)

Distributor: Lisa Fox, VP – Management Operations, J.H. Larson Electric Co. (Plymouth, MN)

Distributor: Alex Piwoschuk, VP – Minneapolis District, Graybar Electric (Minneapolis, MN)

Contractor: Andy Giefer, P.E., Electrical Engineer, Hunt Electric Corp. (Bloomington, MN)

Contractor: Seaen Kosmides, C.E.O., OlympiaTech Electric (Plymouth, MN)

Engineer: Michael Woodson, LEED-AP, BD+C, Associate Vice President, HGA (Minneapolis, MN)

Engineer: Chad Kurdi, P.E., Partner & Director – Electrical Engineering, BKV Group (Minneapolis, MN)

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