The concept of the Pathfinder Study began, in 1985 as a pet project, at KERRWIL PUBLICATIONS LIMITED, for establishing the value of the Electrical market. Since then it has developed into a comprehensive overview of the industry, its channels, its market and its influencers.

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Paul Eitmant

IP GROUP INTERNATIONAL President/CEO 2002 – present
WOODHEAD INDUSTRIES INC. Sr. VP Sales 1999 – 2002
IDEAL Industries Inc. VP/GM Int’l 1992 – 1999
Paragon VP Mrkt/Sales 1990 – 1992
Woodhead Canada VP Mrkt /Sales 1986 – 1990
Daniel Woodhead Co. Regional Mgr 1980 – 1986
Harvey Hubbell Inc. Prod/Mrkt Mgr 1977 – 1980
Harvey Hubbell Inc. Product Mgr 1975 – 1977
Harvey Hubbell Inc. Sales positions 1973 – 1975
US Air Force Engineer 1971 – 1973

MBA University of Bridgeport 1980
BSEE University of Dayton 1973

Board of Directors:
Kerrwil Integrated Inc Director 1988 – Present
Product Dynamics Director 1990 – 2000
NEMRA NMG 1993 – 1995



John Kerr

IP GROUP INTERNATIONAL President Canada 2002 – present
Kerrwil Integrated Inc President and CEO 2001 – present
Web Offset Publications Sr. VP 2001 – 2004
LinkPath Internet Network Sr. VP 2001 – 2004
Kerrwil Publications Limited President 1986 – 2001
Kerrwil - Publisher Electrical Business 1984 - 1986
Kerrwil Publications Limited Director of Marketing 1980 – 1984

Executive MBA – York University 1979
BSC – University of Western Ontario 1974



Henry P. Bergson

Experience:
Henry Bergson Assoc, LLC President 2008 - Present
Natl. Electrical Manufactures
Representatives Assn. (NEMRA) President & CEO 1985 – 2008
GCS Service Vice President Operations 1983 – 1985
Tork, Inc Director of Marketing 1978 - 1983
Federal Signal Director of Sales Planning 1976 – 1978
Federal Signal District Sales Manager 1973 – 1976
Federal Signal Field Sales 1970 – 1973
U. S. Army Captain 1967 – 1970
Board of Directors:
NEMRA Director 1998 – 2008
Katonah, NY Fire District Commissioner 1992 – Present
Katonah, NY Fire Department Director 1988 – Present
Katonah, NY Fire Department Chief 1980 - 1984

Education:
Univ. of New Hampshire BS – Whitmore School Of Business & Economics
Keller School of Graduate Management



Vince Nall
QtC Consulting Group Principle 2002 – present
Fluid Power MD Europe 2003 – 2004
WCSI (electr’l dist) President 2002 – 2003
QtC Acquisitions Principle 2000 – 2002
Habasit Holding America CEO of Americas 1999 – 2000
Thomas & Betts President – Europe 1996 – 1999
IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. President & Director 1985 – 1996
IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. Executive VP 1983 – 1985
Board of Directors:
Resource National Bank Director 1988 – Present
All-Phase Electric Sy Director 1995 – 1997
NAED Educational Fdn Director 1993 – 1996
Northern Illinois U. Director - Fdn 1985 – 1997
Thomas & Betts Director – var co.s 1996 – 1999



Jeffrey Darbut

Experience:
Three Rivers Consulting Partner 2006 – present
The Coe Group Chief Financial Officer 2004 – 2006
SPX Corporation, Fluid Power Vice President of Finance 2002 – 2004
Industrial Power Coatings, Inc Chief Financial Officer 2000 – 2002
Parker-Hannifin , Climate Controls Vice President of Finance 1997 – 2000
General Signal Corporation Vice President of Finance 1994 – 1997
Honeywell International 1980 – 1994
European SBU Controller
Divisional Controller
Manager Financial Planning & Reporting
Manager of Accounting Operations
Manager of Cost Estimating
Board of Directors:
SoundQuest Director 2002 – Present
OBXRent Director 1998 – Present
Education:
University of Pittsburgh BS Accounting
Arizona State University MBA


Jim Hribar

eXceed Marketing Solutions, Inc – Richmond, VA President / CCA 2005 - present
Weidmuller North America – Richmond, VA Marketing Director 2003 - 2005
Rockwell Automation Bus Team Lead 2001 - 2002
Rockwell Automation Terminal Block Mgr 1997 - 2001
Rockwell Automation Brand Label Mgr 1995 - 1997
Rockwell Automation Bus. Dev Mgr 1991 - 1995
Rockwell Automation Product Mgr 1990 - 1991
Allen- Bradley Project Mgr Mgr 1988 - 1990
Allen-Bradley Mgr Project Mgt 1985 - 1988
Allen-Bradley Operations Mgr 1983 - 1985
Allen- Bradley Component Eng 1981 - 1983
Allen- Bradley Eng. Service Supv 1978 - 1981
Allen Bradley Engineer 1976 - 1978
Allen-Bradley Control Technician 1974 – 1976

Education
MBA Baldwin Wallace College 1988
BSET University of Akron 1974


Jim MacMurdo

IP GROUP INTERNATIONAL     2013 – present
IDEAL INDUSTRIES INC.  Mgr., Construction Market Dev. 2009 – 2012
IDEAL INDUSTRIES INC.  Dir. Corporate QA  2003 – 2008
IDEAL INDUSTRIES INC.  Mgr., Connector QA  1984 - 2002
Sterling Drug, Inc. QA Supervisor 1981 – 1984
Sterling Drug, Inc. QA Chemist 1975 – 1981
Breeze-IL, Inc. Engineering Supervisor 1974 – 1975
Dale Carnegie, Inc. – Avocational Instructor
Dale Carnegie Course® 1995 – 2008

Education
Leadership Training for Mgrs. 2000 - 2008
Graduate School, QA Mgmt. Certificate: University of Illinois 1983
BS Chemistry: University of Illinois 1974

Board of Directors:
Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) 2011 & 2012
American Society for Quality 1988 - 1992




 
 

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