Corning Cable Systems Presented with Graybar’s Supplier Excellence Award

Supplier Excellence - Spring ST. LOUIS, April 26, 2013 – Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical, communications and data networking products and provider of related supply chain management and logistics services, presented Corning Cable Systems LLC, part of Corning Incorporated’s Telecommunications segment, with the Graybar Supplier Excellence Award at its National Training Conference in Phoenix last week.
The Graybar Supplier Excellence Award is presented semi-annually to recognize a product manufacturer that has collaborated with Graybar in an exceptional manner to successfully grow profitable business together.
“We are excited to present this honor to Corning Cable Systems,” said Kathleen M. Mazzarella, Graybar Chairman, President and CEO. “Corning Cable Systems continues to lead by example in our industry with their product innovation, sales coverage and technical expertise. They truly support Graybar’s sales and marketing strategy, and we have a shared focus on working to the advantage of our mutual customers.”
“We are honored that our customer and quality focus has earned us Graybar’s Supplier Excellence Award,” said Clark Kinlin, executive vice president, Corning Telecom Business Group. “Recognition for this award goes foremost to our employees. We look forward to continued efforts with Graybar to deliver state-of-the-art fiber-optic solutions to the telecom industry.”
About Graybar
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 or call 1-800-GRAYBAR.
About Corning Incorporated
Corning Incorporated ( is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Corning creates and makes keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences. Our products include glass substrates for LCD televisions, computer monitors and laptops; ceramic substrates and filters for mobile emission control systems; optical fiber, cable, hardware & equipment for telecommunications networks; optical biosensors for drug discovery; and other advanced optics and specialty glass solutions for a number of industries including semiconductor, aerospace, defense, astronomy, and metrology.
PHOTO CAPTION: From left: Bill Mansfield, Graybar Vice President, Marketing; Stuart Hoiness, Corning Senior Vice President; Clark Kinlin, Corning Telecom Business Group Executive Vice President; Kathleen M. Mazzarella, Graybar Chairman, President, and CEO with the Graybar Supplier Excellence Award in Phoenix.