Jim Pender 2013
Name: Jim Pender
Title: President, CEO
Company: Rockingham Electrical Supply Company
Location: Newington NH. 03801 Place of birth: Portsmouth NH
Family: Wife Amy and two daughters Abigail and Anna. Both presently in College
College: Bryant University
First job unrelated to your current field: Hardware store clerk
First job in current field: Driver and Warehouse for Rockingham Electric
What your firm does now and its plans for the future? We are a family owned business supplying wholesale electrical supplies and Retail Lighting to northern New England through 9 locations. Our future plans include continued expansion in this market with additional locations.
Hobbies: Golf, Tennis, Skiing
Favorite novel: Catcher in the Rye
Favorite film: Pulp Fiction
Keys to success: Vision-planning- execution are all very important. But this does not work without good people. Your employees can be your greatest asset or biggest liability. Surround yourself with a team of individuals that are self motivated, want to learn and succeed and your business will be successful.
Person(s) you most admire (outside of family): Bill Belichick...all the keys to success.
If you had to choose a different profession, what would it be? I am pretty happy with this one...
Story ran in the Green Buildings section on 01/25/2013