Native Floridian, Charlie Coker was born and raised in Vero Beach, Florida. He has served our state in the electrical and lighting industry for more than 40 years. He started in lighting sales and worked as an electrical contractor before becoming a principal in both Highlighter Lighting Center in Vero Beach and Florida N' Lighting with four locations. He joined Coast to Coast Electrical Sales in 2011. Charlie is responsible for lighting sales and manages the North Florida territory. Charlie and his wife, Susie, have been married for nearly 40 years and have two sons and three grandchildren.
Yida was born in Westwood, New Jersey and raised in Miami, Florida. She is bilingual and has been working in the electrical industry for over 20 years. Yida began her career in the electrical industry as a salesperson for manufacturers representatives Witten-Llavona, where she covered South Florida from Port Charlotte to Key West. Nine years later, Yida moved into the distribution side of the market as a Branch Manager for City Electric Supply. There she specialized in county projects while working closely with the Dade County School Board and many other municipalities. She has been managing the South Florida territory for Coast to Coast Electrical Sales since 2015. Yida has two daughters and enjoys spending time with her family.
Dennis Perkins was born and raised in Kansas. Even though he has lived in Florida for over 30 years, he is passionate about BBQ and has mastered smoking ribs Kansas City style.
He has a business degree from Pittsburgh State College and is an electrical industry veteran. He is an experienced sales manager having worked at Wesco, CED, and Rexel. He has also worked as a factory direct Southeast Regional Sales Manager with Ericson Manufacturing and Calpipe Industries. Dennis has even worked as a manufacturer’s representative. A true veteran with a breadth of experience. He joined Coast to Coast Sales and is responsible for specifying industrial products with engineers and contractors as well as the West Florida market.
Dennis is married to his high school sweetheart, Cindy. He is a vintage car enthusiast and travels to car shows throughout the U.S.
Born in Davenport, Iowa and raised in Orlando, Florida, Don Wacker is a graduate of the University of Central Florida. Don received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1985 and his MBA in 1989. While in graduate school, Don worked full-time in the electrical industry. In 1987, he was hired as an inside sales manager promoted to outside sales in 1989. Don spent a year developing relationships with electrical distributors throughout Florida and in 1990, founded Coast to Coast Electrical Sales. Don is President of Coast to Coast Electrical Sales and manages the Central and West Florida territory. Don has been a member of NEMRA since 1992 and has served as the Florida Chapter President. Don met his wife, Tammy, in college and they married in 1988. They have traveled extensively, including all 50 states and 17 foreign countries. They enjoy sharing their passion for travel with their two children.