Christopher T. Cappo is the president of Cappo Electrical Marketing Incorporated, (CEMI) a sales and marketing service for electrical manufacturers. Cappo began this current role in June 2007 when CEMI was created to serve the Louisiana and Mississippi Region.
Cappo began his leadership career in 1995 when he joined General Electric and was appointed Branch Manager of GE Supply-Baton Rouge & Lafayette. While in that role he was responsible for core growth and operational improvement. In 1998, he became the manager of North Texas for GE Supply where he had responsibility for multiple branches across northern Texas. In 2002, Cappo was promoted to GE Supply corporate where he served as Marketing Manager for lighting products in Shelton, CT. There he was an integral member of the corporate marketing team. In 2004, Cappo joined GE Capital, GE's largest "growth engine," as VP-Business Development for GE Capital Solutions, an asset based lending company. In 2005, he became the VP-GM of North and South America for Terex Crushing and Screening based in Louisville, KY.
Previously, Cappo began his career in the electrical industry in 1978; he worked for Lambert Electric in Metairie, LA. In 1992, he entered into the Summers Electric Manager's Trainee Program, and in 1993 he joined CED Baton Rouge as an outside salesperson.
Cappo was born in Baton Rouge, LA. He attended Jesuit High School in New Orleans. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Louisiana State University.
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Blake Nash, Senior Sales Engineer
Blake Nash has 30 years Industrial, Electrical and Lighting sales experience. Blake joined the CEMI-USA team after 15 years with Eaton/Cutler-Hammer as a Switchgear Sales Engineer for the Large Projection Construction Market. He will be handling quotations for the GE Power Quality Product Family, i.e Paralleling Switchgear, Zenith ATS's and UPS Power Systems.
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Bradley J. DeLony, Outside Sales, Southeast Louisiana
Bradley J. DeLony joined CEMI-USA as an outside sales representative in 2004, he is currently handling the whole Southeast Louisiana area. His career in the electrical field began in 1979 at Nunn Electric, where he started out as truck driver and within the range of 8 years was promoted to inside sales. Since then he has worked for such companies as Consolidated Electrical Distributors(CED), Appleton Electric, & George Anderson.
Bradley was born and raised in New Orleans, LA and for the past 20 years resided in Mandeville, LA. He graduated from Abramson High School and later attended the University of New Orleans. Bradley was married in 1991 and later had a son, Garrett, in April 2001.
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Brian Burchfield, Account Manager, North Louisiana and Central Mississippi
Brian Burchfield is the account manager for North Louisiana and Central Mississippi. He started with CEMI–USA in June of 2010.
Mr. Burchfield sales history covers Graybar Electrical Distribution in Jackson, MS to National Sales Manager for RK Manufacturing. During his employment with Graybar, he was responsible for Inside Sales for Large Contractors(1995-1998). Brian's career then directed him to manufacturing with RK Manufacturing (1999-2010). His task consisted of establishing and managing distributorships throughout North America and Canada.
Brian Burchfield was born in Jackson, MS. He attended the Clinton School District in Clinton, MS. Brian then graduated from Mississippi College in 1996.
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Stafford Barnett, Outside Sales, Southwest Louisiana
Stafford comes to us with an extensive background; he has held various positions of leadership and most recently worked for an electrical distributor in Lafayette, LA. He began his career with CEMI–USA in November of 2010 when he took the responsibility for developing the southwest Louisiana market.
Stafford started in the industrial distribution field in 2005 as a salesman for Fastenal in Broussard, LA. Within the first year, Stafford had become one of the top salesman in the company and was awarded the responsibility of managing the growth of the Lafayette market. He developed an extremely valuable book of business across the Acadiana area, and in February of 2010, his professional relationships allowed him to move into the electrical market with Summit Electric in Broussard. Stafford's talents were recognized early by CEMI-USA and he was added to the team. Stafford's market borders from Natchidoches, LA, south to New Iberia, then west to Texas and includes Lake Charles, Lafayette and Alexandria.
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Terry Kirn, Inside Sales Manager
Terry Kirn has serviced the electrical industry for more than thirty years. He attended Jesuit High School and the University of New Orleans. Terry began his career in this illustrious field as a warehouse order specialist and then moved to warehouse manager. He has also handled inventory control, inside sales, outside sales, operations(including human resources),and sales managerial duties.
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