Rob Wieska
Power Distribution, Automation & Renewables Technologies Recruiter

Rob is an Executive Recruiter specializing in Power Distribution, Automation and Renewables Technologies. He regularly blogs for Egret Consulting's website as well as industry related topics on LinkedIn and other social media.


Cass Dahlem
Utilities Executive Recruiter

Cass partners exclusively with Public Power Utilities, IOUs, Co-ops, and Municipalities. She conducts professional searches for virtually all internal and field functions

If you know of a Utility looking to hire, please have them contact Cass
Egret's First Quarter News

Reflecting on Egret Consulting’s first quarter, we’ve seen a tremendous increase in companies hiring top talent in 2021. The amount of positions we’ve been hired to fill increased 31% in Q1 2021 compared to Q1 2020.

Here are the positions we placed in Q1:
VP Sales – Lighting Manufacturer
RSM – Lighting Manufacturer
Operations Manager – Distribution
Branch Manager – Distribution
Project Manager – Distribution
RSM – Wire & Cable Manufacturer
VP Sales - Power Distribution
RSM - Power Distribution
Warehouse Manager - Power Distribution

The greatest focus has been on sales talent from RSM to the VP level. Companies are now, more than ever, looking for specific skillsets, whether that is technical expertise or specific product knowledge.

Proven Experience in Business Development; Operations Management; Organizational Strategy Development and Growth; Financial Planning/Budgeting, and Global Team Leadership Roles. 10+ Years of Proven Sales Leadership in the Electrical Industry with Key Industry Contacts and Proven Strategies on Growing Partnerships through Distributors, Manufactures Representatives, and Utilities

  • Current 2021 YoY growth: 51%, exceeding industry average. 10th consecutive record months (June 2020 – Mar. 2021).
  • Promoted 5 times throughout tenure due to proven sales, strategic initiative, and people leadership results.
  • Oversaw the strategic leadership of 32+ independent agencies across North America comprising the independent sales force of 400+ OEM and new ventures while leading a team of 40+ sales, marketing, data analyst and product development employees.
  • Managed a customer base of 5,000+ worldwide in U.S. and 26 countries, primarily through electrical distribution and utility sectors.
  • Exceeded company’s sales plan every year as a Sales Leader achieving the 5th record year in a row in sales (2016-2020).
  • Grew sales 12% in 2020 during COVID while electrical industry was down 15% never allowing sales to fall to negative growth.
  • Grew sales by $45M from 2016 to October 2020.

  • Created comprehensive Sales & Marketing Plan, to increase growth in a new customer base while enhancing company position in the distribution channel. Grew sales 44.8% in less than three years.
  • Led contract negotiations with two largest distributor marketing groups representing over $15 million in annual sales securing favored vendor position and exclusive growth programs generating annual sales growth in excess of 15% for three consecutive years.
  • $20 million in yearly sales growth secured via setting up design/operation project teams with customer engineering department to ensure product specifications were consistently met. Became largest customer in company’s history.
  • Created formal representative evaluation and planning program to hire new reps and monitor annual performance for continuous improvement, resulting in a 30% increase in agency sales over two years.
  • Over $3M in incremental sales, representing order increase in excess of 300% over the previous year securing business at key target accounts and markets. Reaching highest sales levels since the acquisition of the segment

  • Seventeen years of professional development in Public Power Utility Engineering, Licensed Professional Engineer.

  • Held progressively more responsible positions with distribution and transmission companies before becoming a Lead Engineer for a Utility. Comprehensive understanding of the concepts, designs, hardware/equipment, software, and compliance issues that drive progress in Power Distribution.

  • Completed large-scale projects that brought safe and reliable power to entire regions.

  • Works with vendors and contractors who are valued partners in many projects. Clients are individual design firms or regional power authorities; and government entities who regulate power distribution.

  • Since October 2017 has held a Product Development Engineer role at a Power Distribution Manufacturer. 
Power Distribution, Automation Technologies & Renewables
Career Opportunities
Warehouse Manager – Power Distribution Manufacturer
Vertical Sales Manager – Power Systems Provider
VP Sales - Electrical Manufacturer
Mechanical Engineer - Power Distribution Mfr
VP Operations - Energy Efficiency Smart Technology Solutions
Sales Director - Energy Efficiency Smart Technology Solutions
VA/VE Project Manager - Drives and Controls Mfr
Director of Engineering - Drives and Controls Mfr
Plant Manager - Power Distribution Manufacturer
Heat Trace Sales Manager - Industrial Automation Mfr
Business Development Manager - Power Distribution Mfr
National Sales Manager - Power Supplies Manufacturer
National Sales Manager - Controls Manufacturer
Applications Engineer - Power Equipment Distribution Mfr
Marketing Manager - Electrical Equipment Manufacturer