Ted Konnerth Joins Merrimack Group

Ted Konnerth (of Egret Consulting Group) joins Merrimack Group of Merrimack, NH as a Manager Director.

Merrimack Group is a mergers & acquisitions (M&A) consulting firm; specializing in STEM fields, including lighting, industrial cutting and welding and diagnostics. Merrimack Group has 20 years of M&A experience, with deals ranging from $1 – 333 million. More information about Merrimack Group can be found at https://www.merrimack-group.com/home. 

Ted Konnerth founded Egret Consulting Group in 1999 and has over 35 years of lighting industry experience. Konnerth is currently a board member of Egret Consulting and will continue to recruit on select C-level retained searches.

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For M&A consulting information, contact Ted Konnerth at Ted.Konnerth@merrimack-group.com. 

Companies for Sale

Pemberton. Smart Cities IoT start-up technology company. New tech for smart cities; smarter, cheaper, more efficient and robust communications. International acceptance with a pending order for >$15M.

Atlantic. Commercial LED lighting fixture company. Unique products offer solutions for commercial and hospitality markets and >40 patents.  High recognition company, with a customer list that includes several large, global national accounts.

NOTE: Atlantic is a code name and is NOT in any way related to Atlantic Lighting. We apologize for the confusion.

Somerset. High efficiency optic fixture product line for high mounting applications; 40-100 ft mounting height applications. Entire product line is for sale; with a customer list that includes the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company.

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Ted Konnerth, Egret Consulting Group’s founder and now Board Member recruits on select C-level searches. Ted is also the Managing Director for Merrimack Group, a merger and acquisitions firm. To learn how Ted can help your company view his biography, check him out on LinkedIn or email him at tk@egretconsulting.com.

Electrical Distribution Talent

Good people are STILL hard to find. COVID has really shaken things up in all facets of the electrical industry, you likely have an inbox of those downsized candidates…I know I do.

What does not change in a period of uncertainty? Good people are hard to find, still hard at work, and maybe a little more receptive to making a move than ever before. This month, I thought we’d do try something new, showcasing those candidates who are nearly impossible to find when you need them.

If you are interested in learning more about them, please reach out to me at pt@egretconsulting.com or 847-307-7126; and I’m happy to fill in the blanks. On the other hand, if you’re in a position where you’re considering making a move and would like to be featured in an upcoming showcase, let me know.

 

Matrix Pricing Strategist

● Former owner of a Top 200 electrical distributor as Executive VP/CFO

● Keenly interested in vendor funds management, those funds that rebuild working capital and those earnings that fall right to the bottom

● Special price agreement analytics, claim resolution, vendor negotiations; experience in finance, accounting, asset management, sales, marketing, purchasing, operations and logistics

● Expert level Epicore/ECLIPSE experience

● Open to relocation for full or part time employment, or short-term/project based consulting

Contact Prudence Thompson for more information

 

Switchgear/MCC Technical Support

● 40+ years sales experience with LV switchgear from panelboards to class III switchboards. Specializing in adding, retrofits and retrofills to vintage switchgear dating to WWII. 14 years with major manufacturer and 30 with an aftermarket provider.

● Extensive experience with all major brands MCC’s including providing new equipment to retrofitting with modern components. Many successful life extension projects for critical applications with minimal downtime.

● Specialized in classified and hazardous location electrical equipment. TWIC card carrying, available for site visits. Much in field experience during natural disasters aiding refinery and bulk handling facilities in recovery operations.

● Many successful installations retrofitting installations for backup generators and rollup temporary power installations and retrofitting with trapped key interlocks into existing installations.

● Currently in the NE, interested in opportunities allowing him to work remotely on project-based consulting roles; able to travel extensively.

Contact Prudence Thompson for more information

 

Branch/Regional Sales Manager

● Ambitious Manager who goes the extra mile to achieve success

● Servant leader ready to jump in wherever

● Solid mix of sales, operations and finance

● Year over year sales and margin growth, strong P&L experience

● Extensive high end residential and commercial construction channel experience

● Turnaround expert, able to adapt to new geographical locations

● Experience at the singular branch level up to 10 branches

● Available for full time employment in the NE, where he currently resides, and open to relocation in the Midwest, North or South Carolina and Texas

Contact Prudence Thompson for more information

 

Lighting and Gear Quotations

● 7 years managing gear and lighting projects for high volume healthcare accounts and hospital projects throughout the country; ranging from $1,000 to over a million dollars.

● Square D/SE Advantage, Salesforce, OASIS, Boxfile, Bluebeam, Excel and SAP experience

● 8 years of outside sales experience focused on the commercial contractor market; sales volume up to $23M

● 2 years of purchasing experience for branches, 15

● 3 years of experience running gear and lighting quotes/project management from a remote office

● EPEC GOLD level and ComData EPEC certification

● Currently in the Orlando/Cocoa Beach area and looking for full time employment in that area

Contact Prudence Thompson for more information

 

President/CEO

● Dynamic senior leader with a combination of years of achievement as a C-level executive for a market-leading distributor in construction, industrial, and commercial markets.

● Achieve continuous and profitable growth by managing P&L and building high-performance teams

● 20 years of progressive experience in electrical distribution with experience managing up to 40 branches and $365M in sales

● Full cycle acquisition experience

● Experience with publicly traded and private equity-based organizations

● Responsibility for up to 40 branches and $365M in sales

● Currently in Kansas City and highly interested in relocation to the NE, California or the Carolinas

Contact Prudence Thompson for more information

 

Outside Sales Expert Twin Cities

● 15 years of outside sales experience focused on the industrial, end user and OEM channels

● Award winning sales and margin growth year over year, currently responsible for about $6M in sales

● Business development expert, not afraid to knock on the door’s others considered permanently closed

● Interested in outside sales opportunities in the Twin Cities with a distributor or rep

Contact Prudence Thompson for more information

 

Pricing/Rebate Expert

● 25+ years of experience in purchasing, pricing and rebates

● Responsible for 40+ branches stock pricing

● Very strong ECLIPSE experience

● Detail oriented, data driven, expert negotiator

● Currently residing in Arkansas and interested in a remote position, also available for short term project-based

Contact Prudence Thompson for more information

 

Prudence Thompson is a contingent and retained recruiter entirely dedicated to the Electrical Distribution industry. To learn more about how she can help your company attract talent, check out her biographyLinkedIn profile or email her at pt@egretconsulting.com.

Power Distribution Manufacturing Talent

As I speak regularly with our industry leaders, I have identified strong candidates that I’d like to introduce you to:
 

Senior Marketing/Sales/Business Development 

Over 25+ years’ experience in senior and executive level marketing, business development/sales, and business unit leadership roles, both domestically as well as internationally, in a number of industry domains including computer networking, IT, telecom, smart grid, as well as distributed energy: solar, energy storage, EV charging, and Microgrids.  Successfully launched the first commercial sales at several startup ventures as well as founded small “go to” teams at Fortune 500 companies focused on key emerging markets, new business models, and new channels to market, subsequently scaling them to large multi-functional organizations spanning several product divisions delivering hundred million-dollar revenue streams…

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Engineering Manager/Leadership

15 years of engineering management, product development, new product introduction, system testing, project management, product support, applied research and technical services experience – delivering results by collaborating with cross-functional teams from Sales, Marketing, Operations, Quality, Customer Engineering, Finance, Supply Chain, IT, Codes and Standards at both engineering design and manufacturing facilities…

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Sales and Marketing Executive

Twenty years’ experience leading sales, marketing and engineering departments.  Successfully implemented strategic initiatives in a multi-channel environment, increasing brand awareness and market penetration generating millions of dollars in top line growth while achieving increased margin attainment.  Provides leadership with a clear vision, strong analytical skills and directly linking to the voice of the customer…
 

Sales/Business Development/Marketing

Twenty years’ experience leading sales, marketing and engineering departments at leading power distribution manufacturers. In these roles, developed and implemented strategic initiatives in a multi-channel environment, increasing brand awareness and market penetration generating millions of dollars in top line growth while achieving increased margin attainment. Earned increased roles of responsibility by consistently getting results meeting or exceeding corporate goals and objectives.  Accomplishments come from providing leadership and achieving growth with a clear vision, strong analytical skills and directly linking to the voice of the customer.  Open to leadership or key individual contributor role focusing on strategic growth…
 
 
Rob Wieska Power Distribution Manufacturing
Rob Wieska is a contingent and retained recruiter exclusive to the electrical industry with a specialty in Power Distribution and Building Automation, in addition to general Electrical Product Manufacturing. To learn more about how he can help your company identify and attract talent, check out his biography, view his LinkedIn profile or send him an email at rw@egretconsulting.com.

Wire & Cable Talent

Good people are STILL hard to find. COVID has really shaken things up in all facets of the electrical industry, you likely have an inbox of those downsized candidates…I know I do.

What does not change in a period of uncertainty? Good people are hard to find, still hard at work, and maybe a little more receptive to making a move than ever before.  This month, we thought we’d try something new, showcasing those candidates.

As I speak regularly with our industry leaders, I have identified a few candidates that I’d like to introduce you to.  If you are interested in learning more about them, please reach out to me at pk@egretconsulting.com or 847-307-7128 and I’m happy to tell you more.

This person began as a Product Manager at Hubbell, working in new product development, with 13 patents and more than $10 MM in sales.

● A Marketing Manager that was promoted to VP; responsible for a P&L of $50 million

● Experience in selling through the electrical distribution channel and running a sales team

● Based in the Midwest, Southeast or Mid Atlantic but does not mind starting in a Sales Manager role to prove one’s value.

A Territory Sales Manager who started out at Ideal Industries. This person has experience calling on electrical engineers, contractors and electrical distributors.

● Increased sales at Distribution by over 100% in two years

● Called on OEM’s that were National Accounts, such as  Dart Container, Johnson Controls, Lear and PCA

● Has worked in OEM and MRO sales

●Based in the Midwest

Experience in the Retail Home improvement segment, then moved to a sales role in the HVAC, Plumbing, Refrigeration, and Industrial markets. This person worked in the electrical division for the last 16 years.

● Managed 7 independent rep agencies, within the 10 Midwest states and $40 MM

● Extensive knowledge of buying groups IMARK and AD, national chains, and independents of every size within distribution

● Based in the Midwest but open to move to the NC area

 

Pati Kelly is a contingent and retained recruiter exclusive to the electrical industry with a specialty in Wire and Cable. To learn more about how she can help your company identify and attract talent, check out her biography, view her LinkedIn profile or send her an email at pk@egretconsulting.com.