United Electric Supply Announces Key Leadership Changes

WILMINGTON, Del. — United Electric Supply announces the promotion of five employee-owners to a new generation of their leadership team as they send well wishes to key executives retiring.

United announces the retirement of Bob Crawford, VP Operations & COO along with Rich Stagliano, Senior Vice President of Finance & CFO. The company continues to leverage its well-established succession processes to ensure the continuity and success of the new leadership team and the company.

Crawford and Stagliano join Gayle Davis as United Electric Alumni. Davis retired from her position as Vice President, Human Resources in 2022.

“Gayle, Bob & Rich represent a combined 100 years of tenure in our company,” said Lindsey Cropper, Vice President, Human Resources, United Electric Supply. “With that much knowledge retiring from our organization, it was essential that we implement a comprehensive succession strategy to develop a new generation of leadership.”

Amanda Witham, Director, Sales Operations will take on Crawford’s management of Sales Operations which includes leading the inside and counter sales teams, along with the sales and operations management trainee program. Witham joined United Electric in 2019 and has an extensive background in the electrical distribution industry, specifically in sales, operations, and finance. She served as Chairwoman for NAED’s Women in Industry, a member of the NAED Eastern Region Council, and is a recipient of tED Magazine’s 30 under 35 Award.

Joe Sabatino, Director, Logistics will take on Crawford’s management of logistics and warehousing including facilities, transportation, and advanced logistics services. Sabatino joined United Electric Supply in December 2019 and has over 30 years of experience in the electrical distribution industry in operations and logistics. He is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and has certificates in Supply Chain Management and Analysis for Strategic Solutions.

Tony Buonocore has been promoted to Vice President, Field Services & Industry Sales. Buonocore leads United’s OnPoint Automation group and will be adding responsibility for the Industry sales team. The OnPoint Automation group includes building and industrial teams who provide a comprehensive solution to customers from products to services. He brings 15 years of industry experience, is LEED accredited, and is a recipient of tED Magazine’s 30 under 35 Award. Prior to joining United Electric, he owned an electrical distribution company.

Rebecca Starkey has been promoted to Director, Marketing. Starkey brings 17 years of marketing experience in both B2B & B2C industries with a focus on digital marketing. She joined United in 2020 and is a member of the IMARK Marketing and Technology Committee and the NAED Adventure Committee.

Mike Caloway has been promoted to District Sales & Operations Manager (Delmarva) where he will have added responsibilities to manage the sales team. Caloway has been with United for 21 years with his most recent role being District Operations Manager. He has over 37 years of industry experience, specifically in operations management, vendor relations, and sales.

“We have been refining our succession processes for decades,” said George Vorwick, President &CEO, United Electric Supply. “Which supports our commitment to a strong culture focused on investing in each other, our customers, and suppliers to thrive as an independent employee-owned company in perpetuity.”

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