Graybar Announces Executive Appointments

ST. LOUIS, January 5, 2010 – Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical and communications products and related supply chain management and logistics services, recently appointed Randy Harwood to its Board of Directors and named Craig Mead as District Vice President for the company's Phoenix regional operations. Both appointments resulted from the retirement of Bob Nowak, who served for more than 39 years with the company, most recently as District Vice President in Phoenix. Nowak was also a member of Graybar's Board of Directors.

Harwood is currently District Vice President in the Dallas region. In his 31-year Graybar career, he has advanced through several financial management roles in Portland, Ore., Spokane, Wash., Phoenix, Las Vegas and Seattle before being named to his current position in 2004.

Mead's Graybar career spans 23 years, during which he managed the Albuquerque, N.M., El Paso, Texas, and Phoenix branches, and served as director of electrical sales within the Phoenix region.

"On behalf of Graybar's employees, shareholders and Board of Directors, we thank Bob Nowak for his many contributions to the company over his long career, and we wish him all the best in retirement," said Robert A. Reynolds, Jr., Graybar's chairman, president and chief executive officer. "We are pleased to have Randy Harwood as the newest member of our Board of Directors and Craig Mead as our new Phoenix district vice president."