Graybar Expands Presence in California

DUBLIN, Calif., August 24, 2009 – Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical and communications products and related supply chain management and logistics services, is expanding its presence in California by opening a new branch in Santa Rosa and a new sales office in Dublin.

The Santa Rosa branch will open for business on August 24 and is located at: 237 Todd Road, Suite 106, Santa Rosa, Calif., 95407. Jim Dunn, a 22-year industry veteran, will serve as Santa Rosa's Branch Manager, leading the sales and service organization with overall responsibility for Graybar's electrical and automation business in Sonoma, Napa and surrounding counties. Jon Umene will continue to lead Graybar's communications and data networking business throughout the Bay Area.

In addition, the company recently opened a sales office in Dublin to better serve its customers in the region. "We've made these changes in response to the growing and diverse needs of our customers," said Dave Maxwell, district vice president of Graybar's operations in California. "We are confident these enhancements will greatly enhance our ability to work to ourcustomers' advantage in this market."