Graybar Names New District Vice Presidents in Phoenix and St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 9, 2014 – Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical and communications products and related supply chain management and logistics services, has appointed Mike Dumas as district vice president in Phoenix and Rich Birkett as district vice president in St. Louis, effective Feb. 1, 2014.

Dumas has served as St. Louis district vice president the past four years and joined the company 27 years ago as a management trainee in Dallas. He advanced through various financial roles early in his career and later served as strategic account manager and director, corporate accounts. He was promoted to vice president, comm/data in 2005 and was appointed to his current role in 2009. Mike has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Tarleton State University.

Dumas will be replaced as St. Louis district vice president by Rich Birkett, who has served as director, finance in Graybar’s California District since 2003. Birkett joined the company more than 33 years ago as a financial student in Los Angeles and has advanced through the finance organization in the California District. He has a bachelor’s degree in marketing management from California State Polytechnic University-Pomona and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix.

“We congratulate Mike and Rich on their appointments,” said Graybar Senior Vice President, North America Business, Bob Lyons. “Both have a proven record of strong leadership, and I look forward to working with them in their new assignments.”

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, call 1-800-GRAYBAR.

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