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

William Saddler

Senior Sales Engineer

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

Michael Klein

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

Judy Brown

Office Manager

B.S. Social Work East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

  • Co-founded ECS in 1984
  • Took off 5 years to raise children
  • Enjoys learning new skills and expanding her understanding of business
  • Enjoys reading and cooking

Kathy Mahoney

Accounting Manager

Enjoys interacting with customers and helping project a positive image of the company

Tom Manicone

Warehouse Manager