Distributed with tED magazine

Scott Costa

The first podcast dedicated to the supply chain for electrical distribution. We talk about the most important topics with the most important guests to bring you the information you need. You can also find our Get A Grip on Lighting podcasts here.

All Episodes

Some believe a brighter indoor light can replace sunlight.

Dec 1

9 min 8 sec

Desiree Grace is the Vice-President of Strategic Distribution for the Americas for Panduit, and Andrea Olson is a customer-centricity expert and CEO of Pragmadik.

Nov 30

31 min 40 sec

Ed Orlet is the Senior Vice-President of Government Affairs and Strategic Projects for NAED and Ian Reynolds is the NAED General Counsel.

Nov 23

27 min 49 sec

Dr. Levin Nock discusses the DLC rebate policy.

Nov 17

18 min 56 sec

Amanda Witham is the Director of Sales Operations at United Electric Supply and Brock Klein is the National Sales Manager at Electri-Flex.

Nov 16

27 min 27 sec

David Dulfer is the Director of IT Infrastructure and Cyber Security for Atkore.

Nov 11

25 min 9 sec

What happens when lighting contractors leave a job before it is finished?

Nov 10

8 min 54 sec

Jeff Baker is the CEO of Rexel USA and David Rosenstein is the President & CEO of Connexion.

Nov 9

19 min 16 sec

Jason Bader is the Principal at The Distribution Group.

Nov 4

23 min 48 sec

Michael Colligan and Greg Ehrich talk about a situation where they provided information, but that only led to more confusion.

Nov 3

11 min 5 sec

John Callen is the Director of E-Tools Marketing for Lutron.

Nov 2

22 min 41 sec

Alison Fragale is the keynote speaker at the NAED Women In Industry Forum.

Oct 28

24 min 14 sec

Hosts Juan Carlos Blacker and John Arthur Wilson discuss the DLC requirements for certification.

Oct 27

15 min 57 sec

Kathleen Watson, Global Accounts Manager at ABB, Victor Lewis, Regional Manager at OmniCable, and Greg Reese, Vice-President of Sales & Marketing at Globalux Lighting are all members of the NAED LEAD Committee.

Oct 26

25 min 23 sec

Michelle Silverthorn is an author and consultant and will host a session on How to Build an Inclusive Workplace at the Women In Industry Forum.

Oct 21

21 min 36 sec

Hosts Michael Colligan and Greg Ehrich discuss if Human Centric Lighting in 2021 is what dimming was in 1969.

Oct 20

10 min 11 sec

Eric DeMaio is an Outside Salesperson for BN Yannow and Chas Lehman is an Account Rep for Viking Electric.

Oct 14

27 min 8 sec

Hosts Michael Colligan and Jane Slade talk about answer questions from podcast viewers.

Oct 13

8 min 31 sec

Mark McGready is NAED's Independent Data Insights Advisor.

Oct 12

19 min 35 sec

Geoff Colvin is the Senior Editor-at-Large for Fortune Magazine and a regular contributor for CBS News Radio.

Oct 7

27 min 27 sec

Hosts Juan Carlos Blacker and John Arthur Wilson discuss how Luminaire Level Lighting Controls work with rebate programs.  

Oct 6

15 min 15 sec

Denise Keating is the CEO for DATAgility and Angela Baraks is the Director of Sales and Marketing for DATAgility.

Sep 30

28 min 11 sec

Michael Colligan and Greg Ehrich discuss what happens when customers don't tell the truth about their lighting projects.

Sep 29

12 min 57 sec

Andrea Olson is a customer-centricity expert and CEO of Pragmadik, and Desiree Grace is the Vice-President of Strategic Accounts for the Americas as Panduit.

Sep 28

34 min 7 sec

Hosts Michael Colligan and Jane Slade talk about what they have learned since starting this project.

Sep 22

11 min 19 sec

Brian Rooney is the Principal at Callas Kingsley Electrical Sales and a tED magazine "30 Under 35" award winner in 2017.

Sep 21

24 min 30 sec

Aaron Hughes is the President and Michelle Pecak is the Vice-President of Operation for Advance Electrical Supply.

Sep 16

26 min 30 sec

Hosts Juan Carlos Blacker and John Arthur Wilson discuss how network lighting controls should fall into rebate programs.

Sep 15

12 min 6 sec

Ray Horner is the Director of Codes and Standards for Atkore.

Sep 14

25 min 38 sec

Greg Palese is the Vice-President of Marketing for Klein Tools.

Sep 9

27 min 55 sec

Hosts Juan Carlos Blacker and John Arthur Wilson discuss how small contractors are impacting rebates.

Sep 8

13 min 54 sec

Chris York is the Head of Channel Sales for Siemens.

Sep 7

28 min 5 sec

Desiree Grace is the Vice-President of Strategic Distribution for the Americas at Panduit. Andrea Olson is a customer-centricity expert and the CEO of Pragmadik.

Sep 2

35 min 57 sec

Not every job needs an LED retrofit.

Sep 1

8 min 51 sec

Desiree Grace is the Vice-President of Strategic Distribution for Americas at Panduit. Andrea Olson is a customer-centricity expert and CEO of Pragmadik.

Aug 26

33 min 47 sec

Retrofit projects are getting more difficult without ballast-compatible products.

Aug 25

11 min 23 sec

David Tozi is a Regional Sales Manager for WESCO and Jude Frett is a Mobile Operations Manager for Van Meter, Inc.

Aug 24

25 min 26 sec

Matt Eberhart is a District Operations Manager at Mayer, and Nate Greig is a Branch Manager for Crawford Electric Supply.

Aug 19

25 min 2 sec

New products and strategies are changing the way distributors are communicating with customers.

Aug 18

10 min 18 sec

Kenneth Davis is an Account Manager at Irby and Kyle Noakes is a Director of Projects for OneSource Distributors.

Aug 17

25 min 36 sec

We want you to comment on our news, but you can't do it anonymously.

Aug 12

8 min 19 sec

A strange phone call leads to an interesting conversation with a lighting manufacturer.

Aug 11

7 min 56 sec

Michael Hammer is a Corporate Switchgear Manager at Shepherd Electric Supply and Andrew Puckett is an Alliance Specialist with Border States Electric.

Aug 10

25 min 54 sec

Patty Olinger is the Executive Director of the Global Biorisk Advisory Council.

Aug 5

24 min 14 sec

How are you telling your customers about the new ways you are lighting projects?

Aug 4

8 min 35 sec

Kerith Richards is Regional Sales Manager with Service Wire and a 2021 tED magazine "30 Under 35" award winner. 

Aug 3

18 min 57 sec

Amanda Puckett is a Project Coordinator-Grid Solutions for Border States Electric and former Sales Representative at Service Wire. Chris Hart is the Director of Human Resources, Corporate, Electrical Sales and Talent Acquisition for Atkore.

Jul 29

25 min 1 sec

Michael Colligan joins the podcast to talk about how rebate dollars are controlled.

Jul 28

22 min 3 sec

Michelle Pecak is the Vice President of Operations for Advance Electrical Supply. 

Jul 27

21 min 11 sec

What happens when all of the potential vendors for a project show up for a site meeting?

Jul 21

8 min 41 sec