tED magazine Recognizes Industry’s Young Professionals in 2013 30 Under 35 List

St. Louis – tEDmagazine has released its 2013 “30 Under 35” list of rising stars from across the electrical industry.

Representing today’s top emerging leaders, this list recognizes 30 talented young professionals who have the initiative, drive, integrity and creativity to move the industry forward in the decades to come.

“Bright, up-and-coming talent is the key to our industry’s future,” said Misty Byers, editor of tEDmagazine. “Judging by the competition’s strong response, there are many valued young people in the electrical channel today, which made narrowing the field difficult. Through their accomplishments, the individuals on this list demonstrate they have the skills and knowledge to lead.”

The competition, open to electrical professionals 34 years old or younger (at the time of nomination), drew nominations from mentors, managers and other industry leaders working in electrical distribution, manufacturing, and related technology and service organizations. The tED editorial team blindly judged each submission, placing emphasis on such traits as dedication, innovation, leadership and people skills, commitment to training, personal integrity and work-life balance.

tED and NAED congratulate the 2013 “30 Under 35” professionals:

  • Luke Allen, 34, operations manager; Dickman Supply
  • Mohammad Aminlari, 28, supervisor, systems support; HD Supply Power Solutions
  • Tyson Berg, 32, West Coast division sales manager; Rexel Holdings USA
  • Mark Borreggine, 29, sales associate; City Electric Company
  • Lara Cordell, 33, director of technology; Wiedenbach-Brown
  • Mike Cronin, 29, warehouse supervisor; Electric Supply
  • Richard Doherty, 30, senior buyer; Needham Electric Supply
  • Stephanie Ellis, 29, director, Corrosion College
  • Jeff Erickson, 32, distribution equipment product manager; Werner Electric Supply (Wis.)
  • Ryan Evans, 32, branch manager, Boston; Gexpro
  • Neil Gartin, 32, South Central/South West Region inventory analyst, Border States Electric
  • Bobby Graham, 33, sales representative; Facility Solutions Group
  • Ben Granley, 31, president; Werner Electric (Minn.)
  • Chappell Hawthorne, 24, inside sales; Electrical Equipment Company
  • Bethany Istok, 32, lighting specialist; K/E Electric Supply
  • Mark Klein, 33, vice president, domestic sales; Klein Tools
  • Kyle Leighton, 28, public relations coordinator; EverLast Lighting
  • Nick Longfors, 32, branch operations supervisor; Border States Electric
  • Shane McMenamy, 33, branch manager; Border States Electric
  • Adam Messner, 34, CEO;
  • Allyson Murphy, 32, marketing specialist; Electrical Equipment Company
  • Alexander Orr, 26, regional sales manager; EverLast Lighting
  • Treavor Peterson, 32, strategic services manager; Border States Electric
  • Jessica Richardson, 28, commercial/industrial specification manager; Eaton
  • Tony Serati, 31, purchasing manager; Border States Electric
  • Eric Stakem, 28, corporate purchasing agent; Electrical Equipment Company
  • Dustin Sussdorf, 31, manager, customer service; Graybar
  • Matt Taets, 33, district sales manager; RAB Lighting
  • Tyler Thompson, 26, sales support manager; Van Meter Inc.
  • Wren Wyatt, 28, product service representative; Electrical Equipment Company

tED will recognize these 30 honorees in its July print and online issues as well as during a special ceremony at the 2013 NAED Leadership Enhancement and Development (LEAD) Conference, taking place July 18-20 in Chicago. Registration for this event is now open. Those named to the 2013 “30 Under 35” list are eligible for free registration when a paid attendee from his or her company is also registered.

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