October 17, 2019 Meeting

Gaetano’s Restaurant

1617 Banksville Road

Pittsburgh, PA 15216


October 17, 2019

7:00 pm


Eric Davidson – Ideal
Sr. Area Sales Manager

Wire Connectors, Hand Tools, Testers, Meters

Guest Educational Speaker:
Christy Rosati – Eaton
Field Application Engineer, Bussmann division


  • Short Circuit Currents
  • Short Circutis
  • Calculating Short Circuit Currents
  • Equipment SCCR
  • Labeling and documentation requirements for SCCR & available fault current

West Penn Wire Speaker
Darin Skyles
I graduated from Trine University with a BSBA and an AS in Energy Management. I then worked with multiple utilities around the country doing energy feasibility studies for large industrial manufacturing facilities. I then moved into multiple positions in the electrical industry working in sales for electrical distribution, manufacturer representative, and branch management before my current position as Regional Manager at West Penn Wire I have worked for WPW for the last 6 years covering multiple states from North Dakota to West Virginia.

History of IDEAL:
IDEAL was founded in 1916 by J. Walter Becker as the IDEAL Commutator Dresser Company in Chicago, Illinois, manufacturing commutator dresser stones. In 1924, Mr. Becker relocated the company to its current location in Sycamore, Illinois. By 1949, it had become the United States’ leading producer of wire nuts. IDEAL Industries is an American based company that produces wire connectors, hand tools, testers, meters, and other supplies for the electrical and telecommunications industries. In 2010, IDEAL acquired three American hand tool manufacturers: Western Forge, Pratt-Read, and SK Hand Tools. The company manufactures many of its products in the United States. IDEAL also has a global footprint with manufacturing and distribution throughout the world. IDEAL has recently purchased Cree Lighting and is poised to continue to expand our offering to our customers.

Speaker: Eric Davidson
Hello, my name is Eric Davidson and I am the IDEAL Senior Area Sales Manager for Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. I have been with IDEAL since 1999 and sell through the Electrical Distribution channel. Before IDEAL, I worked 10 years for Clopay Corporation, a large manufacturer of garage doors, in sales and distribution. I have a wife and two sons. We currently reside in North Fayette Township. I have been a life-long Pittsburgher.

Guest Educational Speaker: Christy Rosati
Christy Rosati is a Field Application Engineer with Eaton’s Bussmann division. She spent the first six years of her career with Eaton focusing on industrial control and motor protection at machine and panel builders in Western Pennsylvania. Since joining the Bussmann division in 2017, she has focused on overcurrent protection applications throughout the northeast region of the US. These applications include NEC compliance with interrupting ratings, short circuit current ratings, selective coordination, and electrical safety. She also continues to work with manufacturers on UL508A design and SCCR calculation.

Future 2019 Meeting Dates:

  • September 19, 2019
  • October 17, 2019
  • November 21, 2019