Brian Lewis has joined the Houston Supply team as Specification Sales. Brian is from Spring, Texas. He went to Klein High School, then to Texas A & M studying Electronic Science. He started his career as a Manufacturing Engineer in the oil and gas industry that led into technical sales, sales management and had his own business in Houston for several years. For the last 7 years he was a Central and South Texas Regional Sales Manager in manufacturing. His hobbies include shooting anything that has a trigger, bird hunting, water sports and riding his motorcycle in the hill country.
The newest member to the Outside Specification Sales team in Houston is Taylor Uilkie. Taylor is from Montgomery, Texas and went to school at the University of Houston studying Industrial Design. He has worked in the Oil and Gas industry for 10 years as an electrician, drafter, and an electrical designer. He enjoys watching/playing football and baseball, modifying his truck, traveling with his wife and spending time with his friends and family.
Amanda Arce is assisting part time in the Houston Accounting office. Amanda was born in Houston and lives in Pasadena with her 4 kids, husband, and 2 dogs. Prior to working here, she worked for a year at Neighbors Emergency Center as an administrative assistant. Amanda attends San Jacinto College, working towards an associate’s degree and loves to spend time with her family and attending her children’s sport events.
We are proud to announce that John Pena has been promoted to Manager of Industrial Specification Sales in South Texas! John came to work for Bell & McCoy in April of 2006 as part of our Inside Sales team. From there John successfully transitioned to outside specification sales and helped mold our team into what it is today. John’s passion for his job and our company made this promotion a natural progression in his career. We congratulate John in his new role as he pushes to strengthen Bell & McCoy’s industrial presence in the South Texas Market!
Working outside sales for BMC of South Texas out of the San Antonio office is Jeremy Mueller. Jeremy was raised in Houston and has been in the distribution realm for 11 years. He enjoys hunting and fishing and boasts the title of 2016 HLSR World BBQ Champion. We are glad to welcome him to our team!
Brian Liefer has joined Houston's Supply team as inside sales for industrial distribution. He recently graduates from Texas A&M as Class of 2017 witha degree in Petrolium Engineering. In his free time he enjoys playing sports, hunting, fishing and watching the Astros play. We are glad to have him on our team.
Mark Walton has joined Bell & McCoy’s Inside Sales team in South Texas. Mark graduated with the Class of 2017 from Texas A&M majoring in Industrial Distribution. In his free time he enjoys playing music, hunting, fishing and watching the Astros. We are glad to have him on our team.
Colton Reuter has joined the Houston/South Texas region of Bell & McCoy for outside sales to call on Distribution. He’s worked 2 years in the industrial pump industry. He is class of 2014 from Texas A&M with an Industrial Distribution degree with a minor in Business. On his free time he likes to hunt, fish and play golf.
We now represent Harger in all of Texas. Since 1960, Harger has been providing solutions to the lightning protection and grounding industries. They have experience in all facets of these markets including engineering, systems design, product manufacturing and installation. Thier engineering department provides design services for engineers and contractors domestically, as well as internationally. They strive to stay on the cutting edge of technology, offering designs in the latest Autocad format. It is Harger's (and Bell & McCoy’s) ultimate goal to ensure that our customers receive the highest quality products in a time frame that fits their requirements.
Bell & McCoy now represents Vericom Volt in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Mississippi. Vericom Volt is an industry-leading manufacturer of Bulk Wire, HDMI cables, Lifecycle Products, Racks & Cabinets, TV Mounts & a multitude of other products ideally suited for distributors, integrators, installers & OEM suppliers.
We are pleased to announce that DANA ARNOLD is the recipient of our 2016 Danney Van McCoy Employee of the Year Award! This award recognizes one of our employees as someone with outstanding passion and desire, who bettered our business and performed above all others.
Dana is a legend in the electrical business in Austin, Texas! He started with Bell & McCoy in 2000 after spending time at Rexel (it was Summers Electric back then) as our customer and our friend. Dana always goes out of his way to help others, both in his business and personal life, and he is an important part of our Bell & McCoy family. Please join us in congratulating Dana on this award!
Joining the Houston Supply team is Cory Jared. Cory has worked in the logistics industry for 13 years and enjoys working projects from start to finish. At home she and her recent fiancé are constantly remodeling and keeping busy entertaining their nieces and nephews. They also take advantage of any chance to do a “Mud Run Challenge”. We are glad to have her as a part of our growing team.
Bell & McCoy is now representing Seasafe in South Texas. Seasafe offers fiberglass grating and structural systems.
Dominique SanMiguel is assisting part time in Accounting. He enjoys spending time with his friends and family, playing basketball and reading Dominique studies Mathematics at the University of Houston. We are pleasured to have him!
Bell & McCoy is excited to announce that we will begin representing Robroy Industries in November, 2016. Robroy Industries is a highly successful company that has been in one-family ownership for 110 years. Their ongoing progress is based on a vision dedicated to the principles of integrity, customer focus, quality, innovative technology, and employee growth. They are a manufacturing organization of synergistic member companies committed to product and service leadership within the electrical products and oilfield markets, and are the pioneers of PVC-coated rigid conduit, fiberglass electrical enclosures, and FRP internal protective lining systems. DOWNLOAD ANNOUNCEMENT
We now represent Peco Fasteners in Texas and Oklahoma. Peco Fasteners is a “Value Added Supplier” specializing in packaging, marketing, and distribution of fasteners, electrical products, & tools since 1962. They stock a full line of products in their 52,000 square foot Austell, Georgia facility and sell wholesale only to distributors. Peco’s fasteners include: nuts, bolts, screws, washers, masonry anchors, threaded rod, aerosol chemicals, safety, cutting tools, hand tools, nylon & leather pouches, and knives. Their electrical products include: fittings, strut accessories, grounding, wire pulling, cable ties, crimp terminals, staples, tape, wire markers, batteries, and extension cords.
Joining the Houston Supply team as a Sales Expeditor is Amanda McLeod. Amanda was a Project Coordinator for Home Depot for 5 years. She is married and has a 3 year old daughter named Reagan. Amanda enjoys all things outdoors, spending time with family, reading, and going to the movies. We are glad to have her on our team.
We are now representing RACO in Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. RACO is one of the oldest brands in the electrical industry and its name is synonymous with quality and innovation. RACO continues to be a leading manufacturer of steel electrical boxes, covers, and fittings. It’s product portfolio also includes a complete line of nonmetallic boxes and covers, floor boxes and switches. RACO is dedicated to providing innovative, cost effective product solutions to the commercial and residential markets.
We now represent Bell in Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. Bell was founded in 1946 in south Chicago, Illinois. Bell is a leader in commercial and residential weatherproof product solutions. The Bell product portfolio includes an expansive offering of weatherproof boxes, covers, and outdoor lighting solutions. Bell is dedicated to producing quality and innovative weatherproof product solutions for years to come.
Bell & McCoy now represents TayMac in Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. TayMac Inc. was acquired by Hubbell in April of 2012. TayMac was a perfect bolt-on to the industry leading Bell brand. The TayMac brand is well known for their “while in use cover.” Now with Hubbell’s backing, the TayMac brand continues to flourish by setting the standard with industry leading innovation in while in use cover technologies.
We now represent Wiegmann in Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma. Wiegmann has over 81 years of extensive experience in manufacturing electrical enclosures for the OEM, Commercial Construction, and MRO markets. Today, the Hubbell-Wiegmann name has become synonymous with traditional NEMA enclosures, JIC enclosures, Non-Metallic enclosures, Stainless enclosures, Aluminum enclosures and Wireway systems. With over 7,000 different standard products in stock, Wiegmann has one of the most complete Commercial/Industrial enclosure packages in North America.
We are now representing Killark in Oklahoma and Texas. Established in 1913, Killark has become a global provider of harsh and hazardous location products. The Killark range encompasses industrial and explosion proof fittings engineered to withstand the toughest extremes in climate from the dry and arid Middle East, tropical Asia to frozen Northern Canada.
Joining the Bell & McCoy South Texas team as Commercial Specification Sales is Ray Bull. Ray has been in the electrical industry for over 22 years. He graduated from IEC with his journeyman's license and has experience working for contractors, manufacturers and most recently, All Pro Sales. Ray enjoys spending his spare time with his wife of 24 years, Traci, and three children.
Greg Taylor is the new GE Lamp & Ballasts specialist for the South Texas area. Greg has been in the lighting industry for 29 years, including the past 14 years with GE Lighting in Texas. Greg currently resides in Austin with his wife Robin and 15 year son Ryan. We are glad to have him as an addition to our team.
Joining the Houston Supply team as an Inside Sales Assistant is Claribel Roman. Claribel has actually been here a few months, working through a temp agency. We are glad to have her on staff now. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, her four dogs, and loves riding horses and taking care of them. She also likes photography, filming and shopping. We are excited to have her on our team!
Bell & McCoy is excited to announce that we will begin representing GE Lamps and Ballasts in South Texas effective August 1, 2016. We now represent GE’s entire Lighting Product Portfolio, Lamps (Core and LED), Ballasts, and Fixtures (HID and LED) in Central Texas and the Lamps and Ballasts in Houston. GE has been a Leader in Lighting for over 100 years and we are excited about this opportunity with them. Lamps and Ballasts will be handled by our Supply Division, while fixtures will remain with Bell & McCoy Lighting and Controls. DOWNLOAD ANNOUNCEMENT
GE LAMPS AND BALLASTS (SOUTH AND CENTRAL TEXAS)
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GE FIXTURES (CENTRAL TEXAS)
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Bell & McCoy Companies today announced that All Pro Sales has merged with Bell & McCoy. All Pro Sales has been in business since 2002 covering the Texas and Oklahoma markets. Agency principals Keith Oxley and Bobby Mitchell, along with others from their organization, will be joining Bell & McCoy. We are excited to have their team join ours! Effective September 1 we will begin representing the Hubbell Commercial Construction package which consists of Raco, Bell, Wiegmann and Taymac, and also the Hubbell Harsh and Hazardous division of Killark products. DOWNLOAD ANNOUNCEMENT
Our new 3M merchandiser in Austin is Stephanie Rodriguez. Stephanie is from Houston, TX and recently relocated to Austin. She graduated from Texas State with a Bachelor’s degree in finance and economics. When she's not working, Stephanie enjoys traveling, reading and being outdoors. We are excited to see her grow with us.
We are very pleased to announce that we’ve hired Eddie Anders as an Outside Salesman on both the Supply and Lighting side of our company covering the Beaumont area. Quite a few of you will remember Eddie, as he was a member of our team in the central Texas area for years before moving back home to Beaumont. Eddie has a vast knowledge of our industry, and will be a great addition to our sales team.
We are pleased to announce that STEVE SIMPSON is the recipient of our 2015 Danney Van McCoy Employee of the Year Award! This award recognizes one of our employees as someone with outstanding passion and desire, who bettered our business and performed above all others.
Steve is our Oklahoma territory manager. He started with Bell & McCoy in 2006 after spending time at Borders States as our customer and our friend. Steve and his team have won the Legrand Circle of Excellence award three out the last five years and were recognized in the opening comments of the Legrand National Sales Meeting last January. As many of you know, Steve will help anyone at any time with anything and he applies that attitude to his professional and personal life. Please join us in congratulating Steve on this award!
This is an exciting time at Bell & McCoy Companies and our future success is dependent on having the right leaders in key roles that can help keep us moving forward and building this business. Congratulations to Chris and Kody! DOWNLOAD ANNOUNCEMENT
CHRIS TULLOS - GENERAL MANAGER
Chris Tullos has been promoted to General Manager of Bell & McCoy South Texas. Chris started with us in August 2005 and has been steadily chasing this opportunity. Chris has a degree from Sam Houston State and we hired him from Howard Industries after working with him and seeing his passion and desire for selling ballasts at that time. That same passion is put into his daily routine and he has done a great job of helping take our South Texas business to new places. Chris started with us in outside sales before becoming Sales Manager. Chris will assume all P&L responsibilities starting 1-1-2016 with a little help from his friends. Chris has proven he is worthy of this opportunity and we look forward to watching him grow within Bell & McCoy Companies.
KODY ELLIS - SALES AND OPERATIONS MANAGER
Kody Ellis has been promoted to Sales and Operations Manager of Bell & McCoy South Texas. Kody started with us right out of Texas A&M in June 2007 with a degree in Meat Science. Kody is an outstanding young man who is mature beyond his years. We plan on Kody proving the great story we tell that you can have only one job all your life. Kody has done many things within our company, from warehouse to inside sales assistant to inside sales to specification sales to inside sales manage, and now to Sales and Operations Manager over all South Texas. Kody will do a great job at helping take us to the next level.
Joining the Houston Electrical Outside Sales team is Darren Morris. Darren was born and raised in Klein, TX. Before coming to Bell & McCoy, he was involved in material and tool fabrication for the Oil & Gas industry. In his free time Darren enjoys the outdoors and sports.
The newest member of our team, Sydney Pendleton, will be working with contractors in the Houston area. She will be a part of the electrical, lighting, and Integrated Solutions teams. Sydney was born and raised in Tomball, TX. While she is new to the lighting industry, she has been around construction most of her life, as her father is a developer and home builder. Sydney loves to hunt, fish, and spend time on the water. We are excited to have her.
Please be aware that KINGWIRE has updated their website. Click HERE to check out all the new bells and whistles!
Kevin Cook has joined the Houston Electrical team as inside sales for our new Legrand lines. Kevin is a University of Texas alumni. On the weekends he enjoys sailing with his wife and brewing his own beer! Kevin truly enjoys the company of others and is always willing to help. It is out pleasure to have him here at Bell & McCoy.
Cass Miller is our new specification salesman in Houston. He attended Texas A&M University, where he majored in Industrial Distribution. He was a member of Texas A&M’s Corps of Cadets and is in the military. He now enjoys physical fitness and sky diving. Cass has 2 years' experience in the industry, and is ready to take on his new challenge at Bell & McCoy.
Joining the Houston Electrical team in the position of specification sales is Elliott Soeder. Elliott is from the Woodlands, TX. He went to Stephen F. Austin University, where he met his wife Katie. The couple has a baby boy named Knox. Elliott loves music, playing guitar for 16 years in various bands. Additionally, he loves baseball, is an amateur chef, golfer, photographer, and computer/technology nerd. His charismatic personality will surely be an asset to our team!
Danica Pruitt has been promoted to Inside Sales for Bell & McCoy South Texas. Danica has been working in our Houston office as a Sales Assistant for the past few months and is ready to take on this new challenge. She will be handling customers in the Houston, Austin and San Antonio areas. Congratulations Danica!
We are pleased to announce that we now represent Wiremold, Pass & Seymour, and On-Q in the greater Houston area. Wiremold cable management products offer a wide, innovative range of solutions for getting from point A to point B. Pass & Seymour electrical wiring devices increase productivity and safety on commercial jobs with the most complete offering of electrical switches. On-Q provides innovative, practical home technology and structured wiring products, systems, and solutions designed for the 21st century home. Download Announcement
We are pleased to announce the winner of our first ever Danney Van McCoy Employee of the Year Award ... KODY ELLIS! This award recognizes one of our employees as someone with outstanding passion and desire, who bettered our business and performed above all others. Kody is our Inside Sales Manager for Bell & McCoy South Texas and started with us right out of Texas A & M with a degree in Meat Science in May 2007. Please join us in congratulating Kody on this award!
KingWire has named Chris Tullos as their recipient of their "2014 Buddy Binyon Excellence Award". This award was announced by KingWire last year as one they will give out annually to an individual that has excelled in selling and has exhibited the passion that Buddy was known for. It is a great honor for Chris to be selected as the first person to receive this award.
Bell & McCoy recently attended the 2015 NEMRA Convention in San Diego where our teams were honored with the following awards. We appreciate these factories and customers that have made it possible for us to achieve these awards.:
BRK - Sales Representative of the Year
E-Mon - 2 Million Dollar Club
Kaf-Tech - Strategic Partnership Award for Overall Growth
King Wire - 20 Million Dollar Club
Unistrut/Strategic Partnership Award for New Product Focus
Superior Essex Top LVC&I Product Sales
Superior Essex Top Overall Sales Achievement
Superior Essex Excellence in Specification Initiative
Superior Essex Top Medium Voltage Cable Sales
Chase Coale has joined our Bell & McCoy IT team in Houston. Chase has an associate's degree in Information Technology, and is working towards his Microsoft certifications. Chase will be a great asset to our team.
Chris Stone has joined our team as Inside Sales Assistant. Chris has spent the past 11 years in the banking industry. He is married with a 2-year old son and is excited to begin his career in the electrical business with us.
We now represent Fluke, a complete line of testing equipment, including infrared cameras, meters, calibrators, thermometers, vibration and alignment, environmental and HVAC products.
Danica Pruitt has joined our supply team in Houston as an Inside Sales Assistant. Danica has spent the past two years in the banking industry and is excited to begin her career with Bell & McCoy.
John Ricca has joined our South Texas team. John has six years experience in our local market, including both distribution and manufacturer sales. We are excited to have him be a part of our Industrial Sales Team covering the greater Houston area.
Danney McCoy has announced his retirement, effective May 30, 2014. Danney founded Bell & McCoy 42 years ago. His vision and passion for our company and this industry will always be a part of us. On June 1, 2014 he will begin an exciting new journey as he and Breanna move to Boquete, Panama. Click here to read the retirement announcemen from "Panama Dan".
The Houston Electrical League honored Danney with their prestigious Legacy Award. A $2,000 scholarship will be given in his name every year to a deserving student. The Legacy Award honors individuals who have been supporters of the H.E.L. and made a substantial impact on our industry. Congratulations Danney Van McCoy!
Bell & McCoy Companies received IMARK's Platinum Level Award for customer service provided during the year 2013. We are honored to serve our IMARK customers and look forward to partnering with them again this year.
Jason Bernard has joined our South Texas Inside Sales team. Jason is a graduate of Texas A&M and has inside and outside sales experience in the supply industry.
Amber Jones has joined our South Texas supply team as an Inside Salesperson. Amber comes to Bell & McCoy with a solid skill set in the electrical industry and we are excited to have her as a part of our team.
BRIAN BURNHAM was honored by Bridgeport Fittings as Salesman of the Year. Brian has been with Bell & McCoy for 17 years and calls on distributors in the Houston area. Congratulations, Brian!
KingWire has a long-standing tradition of honoring individuals who excel in their performance with a special award. We are honored with their recent announcement that from now on this prestigious award will be known as the Buddy Binyon Excellence Award. Buddy was one of the original partners at Bell & McCoy and was passionate about selling KingWire. Thank you, KingWire, for this great honor.
Bell & McCoy recently attended the 2014 NEMRA Convention in Atlanta where our teams were honored with the following awards:
BRK - Rep of the Year
Bridgeport - Rep of the Year
E-Mon - $2 Million Club
King Wire - $13 Million Club
Lutron - 5 Year Service Award (San Antonio)
Lutron - President's Club (Houston)
Superior Essex - Top Sales of Energy Products
Superior Essex - Rep of the Year
William Ellis "Buddy" Binyon, 68, passed away peacefully Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. Buddy was born on March 4, 1945, in Odessa to Nicholas and Heloise Binyon. He enjoyed the water and all things about it. He especially enjoyed boating, fishing, "bobbing," sunrises, sunsets, night riding, and most of all his family and friends. Buddy's career in the electrical industry spanned over 40 years. He joined Bell & McCoy in 1972 as a principal owner. Throughout his time in the industry, he was considered a leader, mentor, confidante, trainer, supporter and, most of all, a friend. He was a passionate man who had a true spirit for living life to the fullest. He cherished his family. Survivors: His wife and best friend of 48 years, Irene; son, Jason and his wife, Gina; daughters, Paige Lonibos and her husband, Neil, and Stacy Binyon; grandchildren, Tanner, Trace and Ty Binyon, Ashton, Braeden and Cason Lonibos; brothers, Nick and his wife Beverly, and Gary Binyon ; sister, Tricia Adcox and husband, Charles; as well as loving nieces and a nephew. Tribute Video
We now represent Amprobe in South and South Central Texas. Amprobe offers industry proven multi-meters, clamp meters, testers, environmental and HVAC tools, wire tracers, and cable locators.