Houston's Electrical team recently gained a new Sales Assistant, Katie Gabrisch. Katie is a Texas A&M University graduate with a major in Industrial Distribution. In 2012, Katie started her own company as a hair and makeup artist, and even launched her own makeup line. She is very excited to begin her career in the electrical industry at Bell & McCoy.
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
Samantha Jones has joined the Bell & McCoy supply team as an Inside Sales Assistant in Houston. Samantha has spent the last two years in construction as an administrative assistant. She is very excited to join the Bell & McCoy team!
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
Julie Albanese has joined Bell & McCoy - South Texas as Merchandising Specialist. Julie will be focused on merchandising and selling 3M in the Houston, San Antonio, Corpus and Valley territories. You may have to look twice when you meet her to make sure it's not her twin sister, Jamie, who also works for us!
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
Haley Bonin joins the Bell & McCoy Lighting and Controls team in Houston as their receptionist. Haley will also be administrating the Bell & McCoy Companies website. She brings with her two years in marketing and sales in the retail industry, and is very excited to begin her career in our industry.
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.