tED magazine Recognizes Industry's Young Professionals

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"30 Under 35" celebrates initiative, drive, integrity, and creativity

tED magazine, the official publication of the National Association of Electrical Distributors, has released its 2016 “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 tED magazine. “This is the fourth year for our ‘30 Under 35’ program, and the response just keeps growing. We had a record number of entries this year; it’s exciting to see so many valued young people in the electrical channel today. 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 magazine and NAED congratulate the 2016 “30 Under 35” professionals:

Curt Andersen, 31, Fluke, Everett, Wash.
Chad Baumgartner, 32, Dakota Supply Group, Fargo, N.D.
Abby Bertsch, 25, Crescent Electric Supply, East Dubuque, Ill.
Kevin Calzada, 27, Eaton, Ellisville, Mo.
Michael Carr, 32, CapitalTristate, York, Pa.
Stacey Cooper, 28, Werner Electric Supply, Neenah, Wis.
Charles Curtis, 33, Mars Electric, Willoughby, Ohio
Adam DeBono, 29, K/E Eelctric Supply, Mt. Clemens, Mich.
Steve Eagland, 32, United Electric Supply, New Castle, Del.
Raffi Elchemmas, 30, Greenlee Textron, Rockford, Ill.
Kevin Foht, 33, Van Meter Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Anthony Fuller, 32, Eaton, Cleveland
Jesse Gilomen, 24, Stoneway Electric Supply, Kent, Wash.
Cynthia Ginter, 26, Rexel Holdings USA, Carrollton, Texas
Bryan Gohn, 30, Dakota Supply Group, St. Paul, Minn.
Brad Gravitt, 34, Buffalo Electric Supply, Birmingham, Ala.
Amaris Johnson, 35, Eaton, Cleveland
Zachary Kelly, 25, Medler Electric, Alma, Mich.
Eric Kersey, 27, Siemens, Austin, Texas
Zach Kincaid, 32, Border States Electric, Lubbock, Texas
Brock Klein, 30, ProBuilt Professional Lighting, Dallas
Matt Miller, 34, The Hite Company, Altoona, Pa.
Aaron “Cole” Norton, 30, Rexel Holdings USA, San Diego
Max Payne, 29, Inline Electric Supply, Birmingham, Ala.
Cameron Pederson, 33, Dakota Supply Group, Fargo, N.D.
Ryan Sasscer, 28, OneSource Distributors, Oceanside, Calif.
McKinnon Shisko, 24, OneSource Distributors, Oceanside, Calif.
Sam Sparks, 25, Wiseway Supply, Florence, Ky.
Donnie Williamson, 32, McNaughton-McKay Electric, Norcross, Ga.
Erin Noonan, 29, Shat-R-Shield, Salisbury, N.C.

tED magazine will recognize these 30 honorees in its July print and online issues as well as during a special ceremony at the 2016 NAED Leadership Enhancement and Development (LEAD) Conference, taking place July 20-22 in Chicago. Registration for this event is now open [http://www.naed.org/LEAD .

NAED is the trade association for the $70+ billion electrical distribution industry. Through networking, education, research, and benchmarking, NAED helps electrical distributors increase profitability and improve the channel. NAED’s membership operates in more than 5,100 locations internationally.


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