Graybar Names Mike Dumas St. Louis District Vice President

Mike Fowler retires after 35 years with the company

ST. LOUIS, August 20, 2009 – Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical and communications products and related supply chain management and logistics services, recently named Mike Dumas as its District Vice President for the company's St. Louis regional operations. Dumas replaces Mike Fowler, who recently retired after six years in the position and more than 35 years with the company.

Graybar's St. Louis district is one of 13 operating districts for the employee-owned company, servicing Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas, southern Illinois, southern Indiana, western Kentucky, western Tennessee and northern Mississippi. In total, the district includes 14 locations and more than 350 employees.

Before being named district vice president, Dumas served as vice president, comm/data sales at Graybar's corporate headquarters in Clayton, Mo., and has been with the company for 22 years. Dumas has a bachelor's degree in general business administration from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas. He also currently sits on the board of directors for the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA).

"Graybar thanks Mike Fowler for his many contributions to the company over his long career, and we wish him all the best in retirement," said Dennis DeSousa, Graybar's senior vice president of U.S. business. "We are excited to have Mike Dumas as our new St. Louis district vice president and are confident that he will successfully lead Graybar's business in this region."