Graybar Announces Leadership Changes

ST. LOUIS, December 15, 2014 – Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical, communications and data networking products and provider of related supply chain management and logistics services, announced that Robert C. Lyons and David G. Maxwell have been appointed Regional Vice Presidents, effective January 1, 2015. A 35-year Graybar veteran, Lyons currently serves as Senior Vice President-North America Business. In his new role, he will be responsible for the company’s Tampa, Atlanta, Richmond, New York, Boston, Pittsburgh, Chicago and St. Louis districts. Maxwell is currently District Vice President in Graybar’s California district and has worked at Graybar for 29 years. In his new assignment, he will oversee the California, Dallas, Minneapolis, Seattle and Phoenix districts. Both Lyons and Maxwell are members of Graybar’s Board of Directors.
Richard T. Birkett has been named District Vice President in California, replacing Maxwell on January 1, 2015. Birkett currently serves as District Vice President in St. Louis and has more than 34 years of experience with Graybar. Danna N. Ellison will take over as District Vice President in St. Louis. Ellison currently serves as Vice President-Strategic Accounts, overseeing business development, service and support for Graybar’s large, multi-site and global customers. She joined Graybar earlier this year and has more than 15 years of industry experience, most recently with Gexpro, a division of Rexel Holdings USA. 
“These appointments reinforce Graybar’s commitment to serving our customers and position the company for continued growth and market leadership," said Kathleen M. Mazzarella, Graybar's president and chief executive officer. "We congratulate Bob, Dave, Rich and Danna on their new assignments. They are all proven, experienced leaders who will make a positive impact on our business in their respective territories.”
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 or call 1-800-GRAYBAR.