Summit Electric Supply has promoted Jeff Hill to sales manager of its Waco, Texas location. Before his promotion, Hill was an account manager for the Waco service center.
Hill has more than 40 years of industry experience, including time spent working as a residential and commercial electrician. He entered the electrical distribution industry in 1984 as a warehouse driver and progressed steadily through roles of increasing responsibility before specializing in projects and outside sales.
Hill joined Summit in 2009 as a customer service representative. Because of his extensive knowledge and experience in the industry, he moved up into project management and then quickly advanced into the role of account manager.
In his new leadership position as sales manager, Hill says he will work to strengthen vendor and customer relationships and grow Summit’s overall business in the Waco area.
“Jeff brings a tremendous amount of market respect, experience and knowledge to his new role,” said Todd Bockenfeld, Summit Vice President, North Texas district. “We look forward to Jeff leading our sales effort as our business in Waco continues to grow.”
Summit Electric Supply has promoted Randy Hudson to sales manager of its Irving, Texas location.
Hudson began his electrical distribution career in 2006 as a warehouse driver for an electrical supplier in Foley, Alabama. He advanced through numerous roles of increasing responsibility before specializing in industrial sales and business development management.
Hudson joined Summit in November 2015 as Industrial Business Development Manager where he helped to form and build Summit’s industrial team. He is a National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) Certified Electrical Professional (CEP).
“Randy has done a terrific job developing and expanding our industrial business and we’re excited to advance him into a leadership role for our Irving sales team,” said Todd Bockenfeld, Summit Vice President, North Texas district. “Randy has a diverse background including running a large projects group, which will be a tremendous asset for him as he expands his role into the commercial construction segment.”
In his new leadership position, Hudson says he will focus on growth in industrial and commercial markets at the Irving service center. “I am appreciative of this opportunity and look forward to leading the Irving service center to continuous growth and sustainable development,” he said.
Summit Electric Supply ranked 19th on the 2017 Modern Distribution Management (MDM) magazine’s Top 25 Electrical Distributors list. This annual directory reflects the nation’s largest distributors in the electrical market based on revenue across 15 distribution sectors.
The report states that Summit’s ranking was based on 2016 sales. Factors such as industrial project support, commercial construction and growth in the lighting retrofit industry contributed to this ranking. Data to determine placement on the Market Leaders list was collected from companies, public filings and news releases.
Summit’s U.S. service centers are located in New Mexico (3), Arizona (1), Texas (15), Louisiana (4) and Oklahoma (1). The company recently celebrated its 40th anniversary on August 15, 2017.
Summit Electric Supply has promoted Tracy Comeaux to service center leader of its Broussard, Louisiana location. A 23-year industry veteran, Comeaux has been at Summit for 10 years and has progressively advanced through positions in customer service, account management and operations. Prior to being promoted, Comeaux was the operations manager for the Broussard location.
“Tracy has been a dedicated member of our Broussard Service Center, always willing to go the extra mile,” said Chip Shows, Summit Vice President, Louisiana district. “He is well respected by his fellow team members, customers and vendors.”
In his new role, Comeaux says he will work with the team to establish Summit as the top distributor in the Lafayette area. “I am looking forward to growing our team, taking us to the top spot in the market,” Comeaux said. “We have a talented team with tremendous vendor support. I believe great things are on the horizon.”
Summit Electric Supply has named Dustin Walthall as service center leader of its Bryan/College Station, Texas location.
Walthall has worked in electrical distribution for 10 years in Texas. He began his career in the industry as a warehouse driver for a Texas electrical supplier. He advanced through roles in sales and operations before eventually becoming a branch manager.
“Dustin has a strong background in sales, operations management and customer service, which will serve him well at our Bryan/College Station location,” said Richard Landry, Summit Vice President, South Texas district. “He focuses on customers and is experienced at establishing and building relationships.”
In his new position, Walthall says he will work to develop and build a strong team to provide outstanding customer service in the Bryan/College Station market. “My goal is to further establish Summit as having the best customer service and to build a reputation of being the most trusted electrical distributor in the area,” he said.