Scolmore is pleased to announce that after 18 months in his career as commercial director for the company, Jim Hutchison has been promoted to the group’s commercial director. He will now oversee all commercial actions across the Scolmore group of companies that include Click Wire Accessories, Ovia Lighting, ESP Security and Fire Protection, and Unicrimp Cable Accessories. A well-known figure in the electrical industry, Jim has amassed more than 30 years of experience and has a wealth of knowledge and experience to leverage, having served primarily in customer-facing roles across a wide range of well-known companies and mostly premium branding. When he joined Scolmore in 2019, Jim was looking to develop what he described as a cradle-to-grave approach to the company. By working closely with other departments, he will continue to play a pivotal role in achieving synergies across the Scolmore Group, and with his extensive knowledge of the industry, will help create new opportunities across the client base. A cross-cutting process will ensure an approach to selling solutions from the various categories the group represents – wiring accessories, lighting, emergency lighting, surveillance cameras, fire protection, access control, heating controls, and cable accessories. Commenting on his promotion, Jim said: “It is a great honor for me to have the opportunity to further develop my career within the Scolmore Group and to be a member of a committed and highly experienced senior management team. We have exciting plans for 2021 and beyond, and I am very much looking forward to my role in implementing Key initiatives to develop more opportunities for our customers. ” Damian Worton joins Ovia Area Sales Manager for Southeast / South Central Region after a very successful first year working as an independent lighting company, Ovia continues to grow and expand and has recently appointed a new member of the sales team. Damian Worton joined as Sales Manager for the Southeast / South Central District. He has spent his entire career working in the electrical industry and has brought to Ovia 23 years of sales and management experience after spending time working with two leading lighting companies and three major electrical wholesalers. He will be responsible for developing new and existing client relationships at the independent and national level, as well as dealing with contractors and locators to increase brand and product awareness. Ovia offers a comprehensive line of lighting products that are highly competitive, packed with features and benefits, and are quick and easy to install. Developed exclusively to supply by our trusted wholesale channel, the products cover a wide range of applications – home, amenities, commercial, industrial, utility, spotlight and emergency lighting.