Mark Folan, Vice President/General Manager
Mr. Folan leads the sales and operations for Needham’s National Account Division. With over three decades of experience at Needham Electric Supply, Mr. Folan joined Needham as a warehouse manager in 1983. He has worked in several different departments and positions throughout the company and learned all facets of the business prior to his current role as Vice President/General Manager. Mr. Folan received his Bachelor of Science degree from Stonehill College.
Vicki Maderia, Senior Director of HR & Operations
Ms. Maderia joined Needham in September 1999, and as Human Resources Senior Director, she is responsible for managing all aspects of employee relations, training, benefits, payroll, and employee development. She is actively involved in the electrical distribution industry working with organizations with a focus on educating future candidates about the career opportunities and bringing talent into the industry. Prior to joining Needham, she held various human resource management and training roles with Filene’s. Ms. Maderia earned her Bachelor’s of Art in Criminal Justice from Westfield State College. She has been certified as a Professional in Human Resources by the Human Resource Certification Institute and is also a member of NEHRA (Northeast Human Resources Association).
Alison Levy, Director of Information Technology / Director of Central Distribution Center
Ms. Levy serves key concurrent roles at Needham Electric Supply, managing the IT department as well as the Distribution Center, where product is received, warehoused, delivered and shipped to customers and to all company branches. She has over 20 years of experience in the information technology department in addition to 14 years’ experience in manufacturing and distribution. She holds BSBA and MBA degrees in Computer Information Systems from Bryant College.
Joy Russo, Director of Marketing
As Director of Marketing, Ms. Russo oversees the company’s marketing and communications efforts as well as pricing. Prior to joining Needham Electric in 2006, she held various senior level positions in marketing communications, marketing operations, and sales support at leading hardware and software companies, including Open Text, Ascential Software, and Concurrent Computers. Ms. Russo received her Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Bentley University.
Mike Toney, Director of C&I Sales
Mr. Toney brings over 25 years of experience in the electrical industry to his role as Director of C&I Sales. Formally trained as an electrician, he then moved to the distribution side of the business and worked in almost every role starting from the warehouse all the way to branch manager and outside sales. His career has included working in sales and operations for both independent suppliers as well as large national companies, but his strength and passion at independently-owned Needham Electric are the ability to foster one-on-one relationships with his staff as well as his customers.