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About Our Team

Our Long History... Briefly

Westburgh Electric Inc. is the oldest electrical supply and motor repair facility in the area. It was founded in 1919 as Chautauqua Electric Motor Division of Niagara Mohawk. The name was changed in 1951 to Westburgh Electric. Roger Blixt, a lifelong employee and his son, Dave purchased the company in 1962. It has been operated by the Blixt family ever since. Roger retired in 1978 then Dave bought out his father and expanded the business into new motor sales as well. In 1998 Dave retired and two of his sons David Jr.--"Scrubby"--and Dan took over. Currently, Dan is President and Scrubby is VP. Scrubby focuses on motor repairs, while Dan heads the customer service and sales departments.

The WE Electric Motors (Westburgh Electric) Team

Dan Blixt - President, WE Electric Motors

Dan Blixt, President of Westburgh Electric, graduated from St. Bonaventure University in 1990 with a bachelor's degree in business administration and a minor in finance. He has two teenage daughters that keep him on his toes. In his spare time Dan enjoys playing hockey.

David Blixt Jr. (Scrubby) - Vice President, WE Electric Motors

David Blixt Jr.--better known as "Scrubby"--is acting Vice-President of Westburgh Electric. Scrub loves being outdoors, where he hunts and rides his 4-wheelers. Scrub runs our repair shop and occasionally goes on the road making outside sales.

Ted Butryn - Inside Sales / Motor Specialist, WE Electric Motors

Ted Butryn--our senior inside salesman and motor specialist--has been with Westburgh Electric almost 40 years. When he isn't selling motors Ted enjoys golfing and bowling.

Ken Fairbanks - Motor Specialist, WE Electric Motors

Ken Fairbanks, reputable motor specialist, has been with Westburgh for a long time as well. He raised his kids with us, now he's showing off his grandchildren to us. Ken is an outdoorsman, he loves to hunt, fish, and camp.

Larry Williams - WE Electric Motors

Larry Williams, our expert at inside sales and shipping/receiving, is a busy dad of three. The kids' sports and activities keep him on the go. Coaching football is what he loves.

Mike Mroz - IT Specialist, WE Electric Motors

Michael Mroz is the IT Manager here at Westburgh Electric. His vast knowledge of computers and electronics make him an extremely valuable member of our staff.

Ashley Kunkle - WE Electric Motors

Ashley Kunkle, inside sales/accounting clear, A mom to a 9 year old boy named Michael. Loves to watch him play football, wrestling, and baseball. Enjoy shopping, wine tasting and spending time with my family.

Nick Hill - Inside Sales, WE Electric Motors

Nick Hill, our inside salesman, is the newest member to the Westburgh family. He graduated from Jamestown Community College with an Associate's degree in Mathematics and Science. He enjoys hanging out with his friends and family. He lives with his girlfriend, Nikki and their dog, DaVinci, with whom he also enjoys hanging out.

Harold Petteys - Repair Technician, WE Electric Motors

Harold Petteys, better known as "Hal", has been working as a repair technician since 1994. His sons and granddaughters are what make him smile. Often times, Hal has to tackle odd tasks for Scrubby—although it's not always easy, he always finds a way to complete them.

Dave Brady - Machinist, WE Electric Motors

Dave Brady, our machinist in the repair shop, has been working at Westburgh Electric since 2006. He likes to stay busy and loves the outdoors. He enjoys hunting as well as spending time with his grandson and his dog.

Ted T - Repair Technician, WE Electric Motors

Ted Trainer, our senior repair technician, has worked at Westburgh for many years. He is both knowledgeable and approachable, if you've got a question-Ted is the man to ask. Among other interests, Ted really enjoys playing music.

Ray, WE Electric Motors

Ray McCool is our truck driver as well as our stockroom clerk. Ray is friendly and hardworking, he is a great member of the Westburgh work-crew. His interests include camping and NASCAR.