Graybar Names Scott Clifford Vice President and Chief Information Officer

ST. LOUIS, April 2, 2010 – Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical and communications products and provider of related supply chain management and logistics services, has named Scott Clifford Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Clifford replaces Steve Becker, who recently retired after five years in the position and 34 years with Graybar.

Clifford started his career with Graybar in 1994 and has served in a broad range of business roles, most recently as Director, Information Technology (IT) Planning and Process Improvement. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Washington University and a Master of Business Administration from Webster University. As CIO, Clifford will lead Graybar's nationally recognized and award-winning IT department, which provides the company's nearly 240 locations with the technological infrastructure to work to their customers' advantage with speed, intelligence and efficiency.

"We thank Steve for his dedication and significant contributions to the company, and we wish him all the best in his retirement," said Beatty D'Alessandro, Graybar's Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. "We are excited to have Scott lead Graybar's IT organization and are confident that he will keep Graybar at the forefront of technological innovation in our industry."