ST. LOUIS, June 1, 2012 – Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical, communications and data networking products and provider of related supply chain management and logistics services, announced that Kathleen M. Mazzarella has become the company’s 11th President and CEO, effective today.
As President and CEO, Mazzarella oversees the day-to-day operations of the business and sets the strategic direction for Graybar’s sales and marketing efforts. She succeeds Robert A. Reynolds, Jr. who now serves as Graybar’s executive chairman, overseeing the company’s strategy and providing guidance to the executive team.
Mazzarella is a member of Graybar’s board of directors and most recently served as executive vice president and chief operating officer. During her 32-year career with the employee-owned company, she has held leadership positions in sales, marketing, human resources and strategic planning. She holds an associate degree in telecommunications engineering, a bachelor’s degree in applied behavioral sciences and a master’s degree in business administration. In addition, Mazzarella serves on the boards of the St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association (RCGA), NAW Institute and St. Louis Club. She also serves on the NAED Channel Advantage Partnership Council and the Advisory Board for the Webster University School of Business and Technology.
“I have the utmost respect for Bob Reynolds and admire the strong leadership he has provided throughout his 40-year Graybar career,” said Mazzarella. “Graybar has a long history of working to the advantage of our customers and our industry. I am honored to serve as President and CEO and look forward to working with Bob and Graybar’s entire leadership team to build a bright future for our company, our customers and our employees.”
Graybar, a Fortune 500 corporation and one of the largest employee-owned companies in North America, is a leader in the distribution of high quality electrical, communications and data networking products, and specializes in related supply chain management and logistics services. Through its network of more than 240 North American distribution facilities, it stocks and sells products from thousands of manufacturers, helping its customers power, network and secure their facilities with speed, intelligence and efficiency. For more information, visit www.graybar.com or call 1-800-GRAYBAR.