Eclipse Users Group Board of Directors
Director of IT
Cregger Company, Columbia, SC
Electrical, Plumbing & HVAC
Brad has been with Cregger Company since 2007 as Director of IT. During that time, he has also been involved heavily with other operational aspects of the company. Brad has built the majority of the training documentation for Eclipse that Cregger uses for its employees at a branch and corporate level. He has also been on the technology committee for the buying group The Commonwealth Group since 2015. Brad is very enthusiastic to do his part to contribute to the improvement of the Eclipse product as a whole and to network with other distributors to help improve efficiencies across the board.
Contact Brad Bolton
bradbolton [at] creggercompany.com
Business System Analyst
John Heinzel took a job in Customer Service at Revere Electric Supply Co in 2005 in desperation after struggling to find a job in IT after the dot.com bust. Revere was in the process of converting from an Array system to Solar Eclipse, and Solar was still in beta at the time, so documentation was lacking. After several months management saw that John was taking on IT responsibilities – troubleshooting issues, writing documentation, training others – so they offered him the Business System Analyst position. Since then Revere has grown by acquisition from 5 to 10 locations, and John has been instrumental in preparing for and testing those business system conversions, as well as writing reports, creating standard operating procedures, training users, testing beta releases, integrating companion products, and creating cases with Epicor when needed. In 2019 he was promoted to Manager of Business Systems.
This is the longest time John’s ever been in the same job. In the past John’s been an intake clerk at a prison, an inventory clerk at a State Police Headquarters, a farrier’s assistant at a horse barn, an energy usage auditor at an ESCO, and an assistant to the administrator of a governor’s mansion, but he loves his current job the best.
Contact John Heinzel
Edges Electrical Group, Pricing Manager
Daron began working at FD Lawrence in 2013. F.D. Lawrence is a three branch electrical distributor in Cincinnati, Dayton, and Northern Kentucky. He has used Eclipse since 1997. Daron’s background in Eclipse is in sales, pricing, warehousing, purchasing, and inventory control. F.D. Lawrence went live on Eclipse in March of 2012. The transition did not go as smooth as planned. Daron worked with them as a consultant for a year before he came on board as a full-time employee in November of 2013. His role at FD Lawrence is to improve processes and train employees in all areas of Eclipse.
Contact Daron Brown
Puget Sound Pipe & Supply Co., Kent, WA
North West Region
Puget Sound Pipe & Supply Co.
Neil joined Puget Sound Pipe & Supply Co. in late 2000 as their Corporate Controller. In addition to his regular duties as head of the accounting and human resources departments, one of his first tasks at that time was the selection of a new ERP program, which led the company to Eclipse. Since that time, Neil has helped shepherd the company from 40 Eclipse users to over 170 users today, most of whom are on Solar Eclipse. In 2018, Neil also became the director of Company Culture, helping to instill 26 “Puget Principles” amongst the 180 employees over nine branches.
Neil joined the UFO’s Enhancement Committee as co-lead of the Accounting group in 2009 and is proud to undertake a new role to help serve the UFO Board as Treasurer. Prior to working at Puget Sound Pipe & Supply Co., he spent ten years in public accounting.
A life-long resident of the Puget Sound area, Neil continues to live near Seattle with his wife and two adult children.
Contact Neil Weinstein
7816 South 202nd Street
Kent, WA 98032
Office of Executive Director
Eclipse Users Group/UFO
Contact Tammy Jones
Training Coordinator/Web Admin
Eclipse Users Group/UFO
Suzanne is the Training Coordinator/Web Admin for the Eclipse Users Group/UFO. She has worked in the distribution industry using DIMIS and SHIMS before becoming an executive assistant to the CFO of an international company where she worked closely with engineering, purchasing and sales management.
Suzanne has managed her own childcare service company for many years and began working part-time for the Eclipse Users Group/UFO in 2007. Suzanne became a full-time employee in late 2008. Suzanne is responsible for the organization aspects of all of the UFO Training classes and administration of the Eclipse Users Group website.
Contact Suzanne Saltmarsh
Shepherd Electric Supply
Jason started at Shepherd Electric Supply in 1997. Shepherd is a 5-location electrical distributor serving the greater Baltimore/Washington DC area, with a focus on project business. Shepherd went live with Eclipse in 2007, and Jason found his focus with analytics, process, and pricing. He works extensively with business intelligence tools, especially in the pricing area and works with the pricing department to ensure Strategic Pricing is working. He is also constantly looking for ways to optimize processes and improve efficiency wherever opportunities present themselves. Jason is the lead of the Sales Experience team along with Cyndi Skweres, and he is always working to get the enhancements YOU want into the software.
Contact Jason Black
VP of Operations
Schaedler Yesco Distribution Inc.
Dean has been in the electrical distribution industry for 40 years. First as an Automation Sales Engineer. Since then he has served as Industrial Sales Manager, Marketing Manager, IT Manager, and is currently responsible for Purchasing, Pricing, IT, and Logistics as VP of Operations. Over the years he has also served on various Advisory Boards and Steering Committees supporting the electrical distribution industry.
In 1999, two electrical distributors in central Pennsylvania decided to merge. One business system that would not operate in the year 2000, and one that would not support the merged company. Dean was involved with the committee that evaluated multiple systems and selected Eclipse for the new business. Out of necessity they embarked on a path that no one should try at home, to bring 5 locations up on a new system and merge 2 distribution centers into 1 RF warehouse all in 3 months.
Dean enjoys pushing the envelope every day to delivery outstanding customer service while breaking company records of inventory efficiency and net profitability. Today, Schaedler Yesco is $200M annually in 22 locations. Tomorrow, who knows.
Contact Dean Krout
Director of Operations
Etna Supply, Grand Rapids, MI
HVAC and Plumbing
Bill has been with Etna Supply for 22 years and ran one of the two DC’s for 20 years. Etna went live with Eclipse November 2010 and Bill was a member of the core group that worked and learned from the Eclipse experts. He then trained and became part of the “Goto” group after Eclipse personal left them on their own. Bill is responsible for operational efficiency in process, procedure and the writing of company standard operating procedures and continues to train on all aspects of Eclipse. He loves working with Solar Reports and bringing back results that answer business questions that many never considered or thought possible to have a system report on. Bill feels he has business and Eclipse experience that would bring value to the Users Group and is excited for the opportunity to help.
Contact Bill Meldrum
Grand Rapids , MI
bmeldrum [at] etnasupply.com
Lighting Projects Manager
Parrish-Hare Electric Supply, Dallas, TX
South Central Region
Kristina has been with Parrish-Hare Electric Supply for over 11 years and is currently the Manager over the Lighting Project Managers. Parrish-Hare went live on Eclipse in 2009 and Job Management in 2010 and she has been a trainer in many departments. Kristina believes it is well worth the time for all users to learn all aspects of the system, that each department is just a small piece of the larger puzzle. She is now actively using the Direct Through Stock program in Job Management & Eclipse and has talked with several other distributor friends to share the experience and information. Kristina feels that being the voice to make our Epicor systems even more effective and productive would be rewarding for not only her personally but for all Eclipse Users Group members.
Contact Kristina Harding-Stapleton
kharding [at] parrish-hare.com
Dakota Supply Group
Tammy has been with Dakota Supply Group, an employee owned company, since 2020. She has 22 years of experience on Solar and Eterm Eclipse which has made her invaluable to the transition team since going live March 2020 and assisting over 700 employees in multiple departments with across 37 locations in 5 states. Tammy is responsible for assisting best practices and procedures, along with acquisitions and implementations. Her experience includes: product file, pricing, inventory control, sales, mass loads, report writer, EDI, TCL, and many more that are beneficial to our employee owners. Tammy has enthusiasm, and willing to teach, train as well as learning herself, and always looking for improvement, optimization and automation. She is currently supporting the Training and the Vendor Relations committees.
Contact Tammy Stocker
Edges Electrical Group
Cyndi has been in the Electrical industry for over 30 years, and has spent 18 of those years with Edges Electrical Group. Edges currently has over 200 employees with 12 branches throughout Northern CA. She started off in the lighting department at Edges as a Project Manager and switched over to the Pricing side when Edges went live on Eclipse in 2001. Currently she is the Pricing Manager and responsible for PDW, Strategic Pricing, all aspects of Product Maintenance and training on the system. Due to Cyndi’s prior experience working as a PA for various Electrical contractors, as well as an Electrical rep gives her a unique perspective to the industry as a whole.
Contact Cyndi Skweres
Director of Eclipse
Central Supply Company, Indiana
Lisa has over 21 years of distribution experience, 19 on Eclipse. Lisa began her career as a receiving clerk at Hughes Supply and joined the Hughes Implementation Team a few years later to help convert all locations to Eclipse. Since then, she has also worked at Epicor as a consultant, a product manager and most recently, led the Eclipse teams at Hajoca. She has continued to grow her knowledge in the Eclipse Operations and IT space, always putting the needs of customers and end users above all. At Central Supply, she oversees all areas of Eclipse from application support to implementing new companion products as well as driving business process changes. Lisa feels her experience as an employee and consultant for both small and large distributors brings a voice to the Users Group and Epcior that represents all. Her passion is maximizing the use of Eclipse by building the right processes, always focusing on people over technology. She is also currently Chair of the Training Committee.
Contact Lisa Grantland
Senior IT Business Applications Analyst
Tool Safety, Supplies & Solutions
Christina has over 15 Years of experience with Eclipse. 12 years at Eclipse beginning as an accounting support rep, ending as a product owner within the product development team. She has 3 years of experience as a customer with her focus almost exclusively maintaining and maximizing the usefulness of Eclipse as the needs of her company change. She is currently on the Vendor Relations committee and has previously worked with the enhancement committee as a representative of Eclipse product development team to review enhancement suggestions and help prioritize which would be included in future releases of Eclipse.
Contact Christina Avery
Chief Operations Officer
Southwest Plumbing Supply
Husband, Father & Grandfather Ryan loves Family, God, & vegetable gardening. As the 2nd employee of Southwest Plumbing Supply Ryan grew up with the company. From warehouse grunt & delivery driver to equal partner with the founder’s sons he has consistently done the physical & mental work required in successful companies. In addition to warehouse & counter roles he has at various times managed branches, commercial bidding, purchasing & company price structures. Currently serving as Chief Operations Officer his primary responsibilities include inventory, transfer & warehouse functions for all 6 company locations. An Eclipse user since 1994 and Solar since 2010 Ryan is always looking for ways to better use Eclipse in company operations.
Contact Ryan Nelson
VP Procurement Technology
Katina was one of the ‘originals’ of Eclipse and was there from the beginning. Her expertise is in purchasing and inventory management. She is the Committee lead for the purchasing/inventory enhancement community as well as a member of the Training committee. She has been a presenter at Insights and Encounter since their inception.
Contact Katina Mataras