Ted Sickels
Managing Partner, Principal since 1985

Started with EPA in 1982 as an End User Specialist. Liked this business a lot and bought the company in 1985.

Thoroughly enjoy all aspects of the business: Marketing, Strategy, Selling, Camaraderie, Friendship 

Married 41 blissful years (Terri – did you read this?). 2 grown kids – 2 grand kids.

Enjoy eating Terri’s cooking, taking wine and cheese cruises in a pontoon boat. (our pontoon moto is "You may out-run us, but you can't out-fun us!"

Fun Fact: Ted's Favorite Website is Engadget.com

Steve Giles
Partner / Outside Sales

Born and raised in Indianapolis, graduated from Butler University in 1979. Started in the Electrical business the day after graduation, from Butler, as a Manufacturers Representative.

My Wife Jacquie and I share 4 Children, ranging in age from 27 down to 20. Two are game-fully employed and two are still in College.

After a tragic delivery truck accident, I enjoyed 5 years as a Regional Sales Manager with Minerallac Cully, before joining The Electra Products Agency in June of 2006.

Fun Fact: Sang Ava Maria to a full auditorium.

Mike Graham
Partner / Outside Sales

Electrical Industry for over 30 years.  Worked for a large National Electrical Distributor in various areas of the country until he moved back to Indiana and started with a Rep. Agency.

Having worked in distribution helps him understand all aspects a distributor encounters.  Mike lives on the south side in a beautiful new home with his wife Suanne and has 3 kids.

Fun Fact: Mike enjoys smiling at special events

Joel Van Treese
Partner (Jan/2017)Strategic Sales - Bussmann

Joel began his career in Electrical Distribution in 1982. He has broad experience with  regional  - local - national distributors. He has held titles from truck driver to V.P. and general manager and is experienced in all aspects of electrical distribution.

With gentle coaxing by his wife Judy, we got him to return to Indiana (born & raised) from Southern California 

Joel and wife (Judy) have been married 38 years. 4 children - 5 grandchildren

Enjoys music-grandchildren-photography and making a good looking spreadsheet!

Dave Madrick
Outside Sales - Indy Engineers and Architects; Near North and Eastern Indiana Sales

A 1975 graduate of Hillsdale College.

 As a 30 year veteran of the rep industry I'm excited to bring my abilities to the Electra Products team.

My bride Cindy and I have four children ranging from 33 to 12.


Fun fact: My children consider me the next "Iron Chef America" and I enjoy being involved in the Zionsville Aquatic Masters swim program.

Tim Cardis
Contractor Specialist

Tim is an Indianapolis native that attended Marian University. He and his wife of 20 years, Amy,  have two kids and live on the south side. Tim brings a broad knowledge base to the EPA Team to help us create demand by making our End Customer aware of Products that are Safer, Energy Saving or having a Lower Installed Cost.

13 Years Contractor sales with a National Distributor.

2 Years as National Sales Manager for HVAC Company
Matt Beynon
Outside Sales-Central, Southern, & Southwestern Indiana

Matt graduated from Ball State in 2005 and started with Gexpro in 2007 working on various National Accounts. 

Matt joined the Electra Products team in the Spring of 2014

Lives in Indianapolis with his wife and dog. Matt is also die hard Michigan Wolverine fan.

Fun Fact: Matt lived in Australia for six months while attending college

Terri Sickels
Office Manager / Inside Sales

Line Champion: Aitken, B-Line

Terri Sickels joined Electra Products Agency in 1999 with extensive experience as a buyer for the postal service and manager of a jewelry factory.

Her current duties include office manager, customer service and quotes.

In her time off, Terri likes to play with the grandchildren, cook and work in her yard.

Fun Fact: Terri has done the Indianapolis Mini Marathon (13.1 miles) 20 times.

Chris Herwehe
Inside Sales/Website Maintenance

Line Champion: CME Wire and Cable, Crouse-Hinds, Eaton Wiring Devices, Houston Wire & Cable,  Picoma, Prime Conduit, Western Tube

Chris lives in Greenwood with his wife of 7 years, 5 year old son, and dog.

Chris started with EPA in 2013. He brings experience in commodity sales from both an inside and outside perspective with a background as both a rep and distributor. He started in the electrical industry in 2005.

Chris enjoys spending time with his family and uses his free time hunting, fishing and riding ATV's.

Fun Fact: Chris has flown in the Goodyear Blimp

Mindy Anzalone
Inside Sales/Reporting

Line Champion - AnametBussmann, Ericson, Fluke, Greenlee, MGM

After graduating from a local business college, Mindy began her career with a national electrical distributor. After a long tenure and holding various positions Mindy decided to give the rep side a try and started with EPA in 2015. 

She has learned quickly and become a valuable employee.

Fun Fact: Mindy grew up as a Navy brat, and has lived in 6 states and two countries.

Erik Johnson
Inside Sales/GRAPHICS

Line Champion: AEL, Duraline  Intermatic, Leadsun, Keystone, ProLite, SLG, Verbatim

Erik grew up on the north side of Indianapolis and is glad to be living back in central Indiana.

Erik graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2016 (Go Big Blue!), began his career in the electrical industry as a marketing professional for a large electrical manufacturer. Shortly after a year, Erik was looking to get more exposure to the electrical industry and gain experience on the rep side, since his father was in the rep agency business for a long time.

Erik enjoys being outdoors and staying active through sports, hiking or just having a good time with family and friends.

Fun Fact: Erik spells his name with a ‘K,’ a nod to his Swedish ancestry


Eric first interned with EPA in 2015 while attending Indiana University. After graduating from IU in 2017, Eric worked for a local beverage distributor handling merchandising and marketing responsibilities. Eric joined the EPA team in 2018 and has quickly become a valuable asset

Fun Fact: Scared of razors!

Karen Adams
Administrative/Inside Sales/Reporting

Line Champion: Batoray, B-Line, Penn Union, Selecta, 

Fun Fact: Loves playing volleyball.

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