This November John Woffington is retiring from his position as Service Center Supervisor at Buckles-Smith. “At the end of 2012, I will have survived the electrical wholesale industry for 40 years,” says John Woffington.
John began his career in the electrical distribution field at Standard Electric Supply, located in Oakland, CA in 1973. He started as a Counter Salesperson and left to work at State Electric Supply in 1976. At State Electric Supply he worked Counter Sales, Inside Sales, and Purchasing, eventually becoming Vice President of Operations and Purchasing.
In 1995, Buckles-Smith purchased State Electric Supply and the branch was moved to Richmond, CA. In 1996, John transferred to the Livermore branch as Account Manager for the Lawrence Livermore National Labs. He was appointed Manager of the Livermore Service Center in 2003. Over the past decade John fostered and developed the relationship at LLNL resulting in Buckles-Smith becoming a key supply partner for electrical power, automation and control equipment for LLNL.
Naturally, John most enjoyed his friendships with customers and colleagues over the years. With his wife Betsy, John will continue to enjoy the local wine country, yearly trips to Disney Land and other day trips throughout Northern California.
Buckles-Smith thanks John for his years of dedication and service and wishes him all the best in his retirement.
Founded in San Jose in 1939, Buckles-Smith is a large independent electrical distributor in Northern California. Buckles-Smith provides its customers with broad local inventory, next day delivery/same day pick-up, technical support, training seminars, inventory management and ecommerce services.