People News: 1.3.2012

Kohler Co. hires president of Kohler Power Systems

Larry Bryce

Kohler Co. has hired Larry Bryce as the president of
Kohler Power Systems. Bryce joins Kohler Co. from The Manitowoc Company where
he most recently served as executive vice president of the company’s commercial
food and beverage equipment division, Foodservice Americas. Before joining
Manitowoc Company, Bryce worked as the director of global sales for John Deere
Power Systems.

According to a company news release, as president of Kohler
Power Systems, “Bryce will be responsible for strategic direction and business
results for the Kohler Power Systems businesses in North America, Singapore,
China and India, along with Kohler’s marine business worldwide.”

Channel Vision hires southeast regional account executive

Adam Levin

Channel Vision has hired Adam Levin to serve as the
company’s southeast regional account executive. According to a company news
release, “Prior to this role, Adam was part of the R&D team of a leading
solar energy company in the Bay Area.”

Levin’s territory will cover Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas,
Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina
and North Carolina. Darrel Hauk, president and CEO of Channel Vision, said, “Adam’s primary focus will be on maintaining close customer contact and
developing strong business partnerships, ultimately strengthening Channel
Vision’s presence in the Southeast.”

Recently Deceased

Douglas Skinner died on Dec. 21, 2011 at the age of
48. Skinner spent several years working for Warshauer Electric. He most
recently worked at Graybar in Edison, N.J. Skinner is survived by his wife, son
and daughter as well as his father and brother. His mother preceded him in

Charles O’Neill died on Dec. 25, 2011 at the age of
90. O’Neill worked in the electrical industry as vice president of Ray Bro
Electric. He went on to become part owner of Kohler, Campbell, Moody and
O’Neill. He was also a WWII veteran, having served as a captain in the United
States Army Air Corps. O’Neill leaves behind two sons and two daughters as well
two brothers, eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. His wife
preceded him in death.

William Coe “Bill” Hansen died at the age of 78. He
entered the United States National Guard at age 17. At 18, Hansen enlisted in
the United States Navy. From 1951-1955, he served in the Korean War. After
serving in the military and spending 12 years in the workforce, Hansen entered
the electrical industry. He started working at Westinghouse Electric Supply
Company in 1969. Hansen began in the warehouse and then worked his way to the
outside sales department. He went on to work at General Pacific Electrical
Supply where he was eventually elected President and CEO. Hansen retired from
General Pacific Electrical Supply in 1995. He leaves behind his wife and two
daughters as well as several grandchildren, a brother and a sister. His
parents, his son and one of his sisters preceded him in death.

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