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John Carson

Vice President of Operations
John Carson brings 38 years of electrical distribution experience to his role at Electrical Wholesalers Inc. He is responsible for the direct oversight of all 18 EW branch locations and works closely with the inside sales team. Carson’s career started with Westinghouse Electric Corp. in its Canadian Division, where he held various sales and branch management rolls. In 1993, he was transferred to the US WESCO division in New England, allowing him to settle in the Hartford, CT area. He joined EW in 2000, where he has held positions covering District Management, Training Distribution Center Management, and his now current roll as Vice President of Operations. He holds strong beliefs that, even with the advanced technology and automation of sales and service, this is still a business dependent on people and relationships. Finding, training and allowing people the room for growth remains the most valuable tool in the goal for EW becoming a world class distributor.
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Mark Osak

Vice President of Sales
In his role at Electrical Wholesalers Inc., Mark Osak is responsible for the direct management of all aspects of sales and customer relationships. He attended Emmett O’Brien Tech with a concentration in Electrical Technology, and later received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of New Haven. Osak’s career began at GE Supply, beginning with Inside Sales and then Outside Sales, servicing the large electrical construction market. Osak brings over 30 years of experience in the Electrical Distribution Industry to his role at EW. Osak joined EW in 2004, and assumed the role of VP of Sales in 2007, in which he continues to serve. His vast experience in switchgear, lighting, controls, and commodities has been instrumental in his participation in some of the largest electrical projects in the Connecticut market. This experience has helped develop trusting, long-term relationships with both customers and product manufacturers. Osak currently resides in Rocky Hill, CT with his family.
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Kim Lynch

Director of Marketing
In her role as Director of Marketing, Kim Lynch is responsible for the management of a team of 2 and the overall marketing efforts of all HZ and EW branches in Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York. Lynch has over 20 years of experience in developing, implementing, and managing marketing initiatives. For four years she served as Regional Marketing Manager at HZ Electric Supply before being promoted to Director of Marketing for both HZ and EW in 2017. Prior to joining the HZ Electric Supply team, she worked as a Marketing Specialist and Project Manager at both Horizon Solutions and PeoplesBank. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication Managerial Marketing from Westfield State University and a degree from Springfield Technical Community College.
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Chris Carrera

Director of Commercial Sales
In Chris Carrera’s role as Director of Commercial Sales, he is responsible for managing the lighting, gear, and project department for all of EW. He also works side by side with the VP of Sales to mentor the outside sales force. His focus is on key customers for EW as it pertains to project business. Chris has over 22 years of experience in lighting, switchgear, and commodities. He began at EW in 2005, starting as a driver and working through all departments, including: counter sales, inside sales, outside sales, and branch management. He was appointed to Director of Commercial Sales in 2014. In his time at EW, Carrera has closed some of the largest commercial projects in the state.
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Jordano Santos

Regional Energy Solutions Manager
Jordano Santos has been the Regional Energy Solutions Manager for EW and HZ since 2014. Santos is responsible for the Energy Solutions team at EW and HZ, training our in-house staff and customers in energy products, solutions, and energy rebate programs. He also leads the company’s efforts to stay at the forefront of new lighting and control technologies by researching as well as sampling technologies from different manufacturers. Santos has over 30 years of experience in electrical contracting and complex electrical systems, specializing in energy efficiency. He has managed energy conservation programs for Connecticut Light & Power, Western Massachusetts Electric Company, United Illuminating, Pennsylvania Power & Light as well as other rebate and incentive programs throughout the United States. He also has numerous certifications in high-voltage and low-voltage electrical systems. Santos currently holds a State of Connecticut E1 Master Electrician Contractor’s license and is a Certified Commercial Energy Efficiency Auditor.
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