Graybar’s Mazzarella Named to Top CEO List

Kathy Mazzarella, Graybar Chairman, President and CEO, has recently been named to Owler’s 2017 Top Rated CEO list. The ranking, which breaks down the most-liked CEOs across the country by industry and city, is based on the input of a quarter million members of the Owler community.
Kathy has worked for Graybar her entire career.  She started in 1980 in an entry-level role and soon became one of Graybar’s top salespeople.  She then advanced into field sales management and later was promoted into corporate product management.  At Graybar’s corporate headquarters, she held executive-level positions in strategic accounts, human resources, strategic planning, sales and marketing.  She was named executive vice president and chief operating officer in 2010.  Kathy was appointed Graybar’s 11th president and CEO in 2012, and she became chairman of Graybar’s board of directors the following year.
Under Kathy’s leadership, Graybar has reported five consecutive years of record sales, expanded the company’s reach across the United States, completed the company’s first acquisitions in more than a decade, invested in the advancement of technology and opened the Graybar Innovation Lab at University of Illinois Research Park.
Congratulations to Kathy for this recognition.