Our Team

John Carter & Associates, Inc. has served the electric utility industry since 1954. Our carefully selected list of represented manufacturers allows us to provide our customers with the most reliable products and services.

Our experienced team is proven, dedicated, and understanding of our customers’ needs within the ever-changing electrical utility market.

Ed Hanner

Ed joined JCA in 1991 after years with RTE, Cooper Power, and Kuhlman. He has a strong background in training overhead, URD and transmission construction in the Utility market. Ed also plays a role with his customers trouble shooting problems and failures on their systems and has aways said he his customers have always been the primary source of his industry knowledge. Ed prides himself on having the “best of the best’ inside and outside staff at JCA and will continue offering value-added services to JCA’s customers along with the companies JCA represents.

Tommy Hanner
Vice President, Sales

Tommy is a Tampa-native with 17+ years of electric utility sales experience. He joined the JCA team in 2019 as an Outside Sales Representative following positions with two major manufacturers, strategically selling to some of the largest customers in the industry. When not at work, you’ll find Tommy spending time with his wife, Kelly, and two children, Ava and Hunter, either on the water fishing or watching his favorite football team the Packers play.

Jillian Tafelski
Vice President, Operations

Jillian joined JCA in 2017 as a consultant after spending time working in marketing within the higher education and non-profit industries. Upon the conclusion of her consulting work, JCA brought her on as an operations and marketing lead. Jillian also provides sales support at several customers throughout JCA’s regional footprint. When not promoting JCA’s premier products and services, you’ll find her spending time outdoors with her husband, Kyle, and two children, Hawkins and Petronella.

Ashley Buck
Communications Lead/Inside Sales Account Manager

Ashley came on board at the end of 2020 to assist with the inside sales team. Being new to the industry, she spent the next couple of years cross training with the staff to better learn the utility market and expand her knowledge of JCA’s line card. While still maintaining her role as an inside account manager, her position has recently expanded to help manage JCA’s Value Added services. When not at work, she and her husband, Chip, enjoy living in downtown Tampa and traveling as much as possible.

Todd Sumner
Outside Sales Account Manager

Todd joined the JCA team in 2001 as a proud Florida Gator with years of experience as a Senior Engineer with Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative. Todd’s engineering experience and knowledge makes him invaluable to JCA. His goal is to provide JCA’s utility customers, distributors, and contractors with the highest level of value-added service and support while ensuring goals and expectations are exceeded. Todd and his wife, Beverly, currently reside in his hometown of Dade City.

Lee Peeples
Outside Sales Account Manager

When Lee joined JCA in 2021, he brought with him a wealth of knowledge and experience gained during his 24 years with Southwire Company. He has proven himself as the consummate sales professional, trusted advisor, and friend to many colleagues and clients. Within the industry, Lee has served as a board member at UPMG and USMA. Lee brings a unique understanding of the utility market ranging from supply chain, market trends, and industry relationships, with added insight from the manufacturer’s perspective. Lee has been married to his wife, Blair, for 29 years, with whom he shares two grown children and one granddaughter. Lee and Blair are very active in their local church and community and spend their free time traveling or with family and friends.

Matt Culverhouse
Outside Sales Account Manager

Matt has worked withing the utility realm since early 2001 when he accepted a position with his hometown electric utility in Bartow, FL. Working his way up through the ranks over his fifteen-year tenure, he built experience with all aspects of what makes a utility run, including engineering, substations, metering, compliance, and management. After spending time in distributor account management, he joined the JCA sales team in 2023. Matt and his beautiful wife, Jennifer, live in Bartow with their three beautiful daughters, Hayley, Taylor, and Avery, where they enjoy outdoor activities and family time.

Stacy Johnson
Lead Inside Sales Account Manager

Stacy has been providing sales support to Florida utility customers and distributors for nearly 30 years at JCA. She works jointly with our manufacturers to provide excellent customer service and knowledgeable information regarding the products represented. Along with serving as JCA’s Customer Sales Support Lead, she also coordinates quotes, ordering, deliveries, post sales claims, and monitors production schedules. Stacy is a Florida native and when not working, she and her husband, Chris, enjoy boating, fishing, and traveling to new places.

Amanda Hoch
Inside Sales Account Manager

Amanda joined JCA in 2019 to provide sales support throughout Florida, the Carolinas, and the Midwest. Along with the rest of the Customer Sales Support team, she maintains multiple customer accounts throughout the entire JCA line card through coordination of quotes, ordering, deliveries, and production schedules. Amanda’s daughter, Madison, and husband, Dave, keep her busy when she’s not putting in time at JCA.