Graybar Elects Geekie Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel

ST. LOUIS, July 31 - Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical, communications and security products and related supply-chain management and logistics services, has announced the election of Matthew W. Geekie as senior vice president, secretary and general counsel, effective Aug. 1.

In his new capacity, Geekie will lead Graybar's legal department and serve on the company’s board of directors. Additionally, he is responsible for risk management. He replaces Thomas F. Dowd, who retired after 11 years of service with Graybar. Geekie reports to Graybar Chairman, President and CEO Robert A. Reynolds Jr.

"We are extremely pleased to have Matt join us as general counsel and as the newest member of the Graybar Board of Directors," said Reynolds. "Matt's wealth of experience and legal knowledge makes him an excellent addition to our senior management team."

Geekie has more than 20 years of legal experience. Prior to joining Graybar in February as deputy general counsel, he served as general counsel and secretary at XTRA Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company. He has also served as assistant general counsel at Emerson Process Management. He holds a B.A. in History and a law degree, both from St. Louis University.