Graybar Names Hochheiser District Vice President in Dallas

ST. LOUIS, December 31, 2012– Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical, communications and data networking products and provider of related supply chain management and logistics services, has appointed Greg Hochheiser as its District Vice President in Dallas, Texas, effective Jan. 1, 2013. Hochheiser replaces Randy Harwood, who will serve as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer within the company.

Graybar’s Dallas district is one of 13 operating districts for the employee-owned company, servicing customers throughout Texas, Louisiana, and portions of Oklahoma and New Mexico. In total, the district includes 13 locations and more than 500 employees.

Hochheiser is a 20-year veteran of Graybar. He started his career in 1992 as a truck driver in Greenville, S.C. He was promoted to Area Manager over three locations within North Carolina in 2000, and most recently moved to Washington, D.C., as a Director of Comm/Data Sales for the Richmond District, where he has worked since 2008.

"We congratulate Greg on his appointment to District Vice President," said Bob Lyons, Graybar’s Senior Vice President, North America Business. "I look forward to working with Greg as he takes on his new assignment and am certain, with his leadership and sales capabilities, the Dallas District will continue to be a market leader."

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.

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