At his last position as a financial manager for a local manufacturer of electrical distribution equipment, Namnoum instituted a new job-costing system that improved service delivery and productivity while reducing change orders; initiated the company’s first comprehensive employee review process; and reduced customer returns and improved billing transparency, which reduced outstanding commitments by 20%.

“As a longtime local resident, I’m excited about the additional capabilities we’ll bring to our utility, industrial, and commercial electrical customers through CBS Northeast, including the inventory, services, testing capabilities, and support of Group CBS and its 19 electrical affiliate companies,” Namnoum says.

“John was the right pick for us to expand Group CBS’s electrical franchise into the Northeast,” says Bill Schofield, vice president of Group CBS, Inc. “John has a long history in the local community and an excellent background in management. He has demonstrated the same commitment to both customer service and personnel management that is the standard at Group CBS affiliates in the southern and western United States. With the added support of Group CBS inventory and the engineering and service capabilities of our affiliates, CBS Northeast can be the dependable partner electrical customers in the Northeast deserve.”

For more information about CBS Northeast, contact Namnoum at 203-888-7500, or visit

About CBS Northeast Inc.

Serving the industrial, utility, electrical distribution and repair markets in the Northeastern U.S., Circuit Breaker Sales NE, Inc. (Seymour, Conn.) is the authoritative source for all industrial and commercial electrical equipment, including circuit breaker contacts, trip units, vacuum interrupters, and complete matching switchgear lineups. Our service teams also can provide arc-flash analysis, breaker testing, remote racking and switching systems, and circuit breaker performance and timing test equipment as well as the industry’s only field-portable vacuum interrupter test system. For more information, visit or call 203-888-7500.

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