Border States Electric (BSE) has announced that David White, current Shealy Electrical Wholesalers’ president, will become the executive vice president of BSE August 1. BSE, a 100 percent employee-owned company, announced June 7 that they had reached an agreement to purchase Shealy Electrical Wholesalers; the transaction will close August 1.

“David has a proven track record. His ability to grow sales, integrate acquisitions and build a strong leadership team will complement our team and help us execute our strategic plan,” said Tammy Miller, BSE CEO. “David is a natural leader and is well respected in our industry, having served on National Association of Electrical Distributors and Affiliated Distributors boards. His 27 years in our industry and past 17 years with Shealy have prepared him well for the executive vice president position.”

“I’m excited for the opportunity to join the Border States leadership team, and I look forward to working with employee-owners of Border States to make our company—our 100 percent employee-owned ESOP company—the best it can be,” said White.

White will join BSE’s executive leadership team. He will report to the CEO, and his direct reports will include the senior vice president sales–construction and industrial, senior vice president sales–utility, vice president marketing and five regional vice presidents.david_white_professional_light_background_300cmyk

With this move, David and his wife, Therese, will relocate to Fargo. David and Therese have three grown boys and in their spare time enjoy travel, outdoor activities and spending time with friends and family.

BSE supplies products and services to construction, industrial and utility customers. The 100 percent employee-owned company is rated the eighth largest electrical distributor in the U.S. by Electrical Wholesaling magazine. BSE will have more than 2,200 employees and 97 branches in 18 states after they join forces with Shealy Electrical Wholesalers. Corporate headquarters are located in Fargo.

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