ECS: An Experienced and Committed Team

ECS staff averages 15 years of relevant experience and includes electrical engineers, a licensed master electrician and a former cable manufacturer product manager.

ECS does not maintain an inside and outside sales staff. Salesmen are responsible for maintaining customer relationships, project management and cable delivery. They provide all services from start to finish of a project to ensure continuity and accuracy.

We can assist you in developing your cable specifications to ensure they meet your technical and commercial goals. We are known for the accuracy and clarity of our submittals and pricing packages. Many customers call us for insight into specialized cable needs or specifications and for our unique value engineering ideas. We welcome your technical challenge and want to demonstrate how our expertise clearly differentiates us from our competition.

We believe that…

  • excellence matters, from the largest sale to the smallest detail;
  • a client with a problem is an opportunity to grow a lasting relationship;
  • service begins before the first inquiry and extends past delivery through to successful installation;
  • the actions of each team member reflect on the whole team and on the whole company;
  • the company’s prosperity requires constantly innovating ways to serve customers’ needs, then automating those innovations to save time, money, and to reduce risks for all parties;
  • the highest level of professional conduct and service is the best job security;
  • many lives and livelihoods depend on the products ECS provides;
  • the competition has access to the same cable ECS sells so winning the order requires speed, technical intelligence and insight;
  • to thrive, every ECS team member must study and understand the industries, organizations, and trends of the broader electrical cable marketplace

Joe Riedel

President and Owner

B.S. Electrical Engineering Washington University, St. Louis

  • Extensive experience as general contractor including CEO of $2 billion construction company.
  • Active road cyclist
  • Likes to hunt
  • Enjoys cooking and gardening
  • Enjoys the technical aspects of wire and cable

Terry McWhirt

Vice President

B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Missouri

  • Licensed Electrical Engineer
  • Licensed Master Electrician
  • Former design engineer, Black and Veatch
  • Former product manager, Southwire
  • Avid NFL fan
  • Enjoys golf and cooking chili
  • Enjoys sharing his experience with younger people

Mark Reed

Vice President

B. S. Business, Virginia Tech

  • Second employee at ECS
  • Manages facilities and inventory
  • Logistics specialist
  • Avid sports fan
  • Enjoys golf and tennis
  • Family time is important
  • Enjoys the ever changing nature of the wire and cable industry

Doug Ramsey

Executive Vice President

B. S. Industrial Engineering, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
M.B.A. Mercer University, Atlanta, GA

  • 30 years of management sales experience including Southwire, BICC/Cablec, and Shawflex
  • Handles business development concentrating mainly in the western half of the United States
  • Lives and works out of beautiful Gilbert, AZ
  • Enjoys golf and spending time with his wife Lin exploring Arizona
  • Enjoys MLB and the NFL

Michael Klein

Senior Sales Engineer

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Tech

  • Former project controls engineer in material handling and industrial automation industry
  • Holds EIT designation
  • Enjoys playing ice hockey, water skiing, and spending time with family

CJ Layer

Sales Engineer

B.S. Materials Science and Engineering , Georgia Tech

  • Former Sales Engineer at global compound manufacturer, focusing on elastomers including TPEs, TPUs, and TPVs.
  • Experience at ECS consists of technical project management for large industrial projects including combined cycle power plants as well as solar and wind farms.
  • Enjoys playing hockey, golfing, and spending time with his wife and dog. Avid fan of the St. Louis Blues and St. Louis Cardinals.

Shawn Hamilton

Inside Sales

BA of Communication – Columbus State University, Columbus GA

MBA – Phoenix University, Norcross GA

  • 13 years of experience in the Electrical Distribution Industry with Caterpillar Paralleling Switchgear
  • Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee at Columbus State University (April 2011)
  • Avid Sports Fan
  • Enjoys Running, working out and spending time with Family

Andrea Beasley

Inside Sales

Associate of Arts – Northwest Mississippi

Certified Paralegal – National Center for Paralegal Studies

  • 9 years of experience in the Electrical Distribution Industry as an Inside Product Specialist, Account Manager, and Customer Relationship Manager with General Cable (formerly Alcan Cable) and United Electrical Sales (formerly Electrical Products Inc)
  • 17+ years of experience in Market Research, Production Management and Administration
  • Lanier High School Touchdown Club Board Treasurer
  • Boy Scouts of America Merit Badge Counselor and Advancements Chair
  • Avid MLB and SEC college football fan
  • Enjoys family time and cheering for her boys in Boy Scouts, football, wrestling, Spike Squad @ UGA, school and life

Tom Manicone

Warehouse Manager

Gina Purnell

Operations Manager

B.B.A. Banking and Finance, Mississippi State University

  • 30+ years of operations management and financial experience including accounting, banking, real estate and property management.
  • Licensed Realtor
  • Has been described by her staff as… “She’s the glue that holds us all together”
  • Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Addicted to shopping and living her best life
  • Enjoys being around people who make her laugh

Dean Stitt

Controller

Dean Stitt

B.S. Accounting, Georgia State University

M.S. Accounting, Florida Atlantic University

M.B.A. Florida Atlantic University

  • 30 years financial accounting experience; Controller for Normans Electronics and Southern Education Foundation, Business Advisory Consultant while in public accounting
  • Avid reader and movie watcher
  • Enjoys spending time with family and friends

William Saddler

Sales Consultant

B.S. Electrical Engineering & B.S. Computer Engineering, Southern Polytechnic State Univ.

  • Manages ECS I.T.
  • Avid Falcons and Hawks fan
  • Enjoys cooking for family and playing with daughter
  • Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. TZ Chapter
  • Enjoys creating ways digital technology can be used to make customers’ work easier

Angel Marrero Jr

Warehouse

Craig Allen

Warehouse

Jake Harmon

Warehouse