Graybar Names New Vice Presidents

ST. LOUIS, June 12, 2014 – Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical and communications products and related supply chain management and logistics services, has appointed Jeff Netherton as Vice President, Product Management and Garry Acker as Vice President, Business Development, effective July 1, 2014.
 
Netherton currently serves as Director, Corporate Real Estate, a position he has held since 2010. Since joining Graybar 22 years ago, he has advanced through a diverse series of roles, including branch management, strategic planning, strategic accounts and field operations. Netherton has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Missouri State University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis. As Vice President, Product Management, he will be responsible for collaborating with Graybar’s suppliers to drive sales and increase profitability. 
 
Acker currently serves as Vice President, Product Management, a position he has held since 2012. He joined Graybar in 1980 and has successfully worked in sales, marketing, branch management and strategic accounts. As Vice President, Business Development, Acker will focus on strategically growing Graybar’s business with one of the company’s largest suppliers, Schneider Electric. 
 
 “We congratulate Jeff and Garry on their new assignments,” said Graybar’s Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Bill Mansfield. “Throughout their careers, they have demonstrated effective leadership and a proven ability to achieve results.  I look forward to working with them to grow Graybar’s business and drive our long-term success.”
 
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 250 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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