Tom Isenberg to Retire from Border States Electric

Tom Isenberg to Retire from Border States Electric

FARGO, N.D. — Tom Isenberg will retire from Border States Electric (BSE) effective June 19th. Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, he graduated from Haverford College and Harvard Business School.

He began his career at Western Extralite Company in 1979 and became president in 1992. From 1992 to 2014, Western Extralite opened eight new branch locations, completed four acquisitions, and entered new markets-datacomm and national accounts lighting. Isenberg and his brother, John Isenberg, owned Western Extralite Company, a third-generation family business, before they sold to BSE in October 2014.

“I am proud of what we at Western Extralite have accomplished together over many years of hard work. It has been especially rewarding to see employees grow and develop,” said Isenberg. “Those who have succeeded have kept the customer in mind, incorporating integrity, hard work, building long-term relationships, a commitment to service and excellence. It is part of the fabric of who we are and matches the values of Border States.”

Isenberg has been nominated to serve on the BSE board of directors and will join the board in August 2015.

“Tom is a leader in our industry. Since joining Border States in October 2014, Tom has been instrumental in the successful integration of Western Extralite to Border States,” said Tammy Miller, CEO of Border States. “His extensive industry experience and depth of knowledge will bring new perspectives to our board, help us accomplish our goals and deliver more value to our customers and employee-owners.”

Isenberg is very involved in his community and will continue to be during retirement. He is a board member and former president of Synergy Services, and board member of Powell Gardens and the New Reform Temple. Isenberg and his wife, Ann, reside in Kansas City.

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