Graybar Vice President Named to Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) Board

Michael C. Dumas joins technology leaders to enhance industry's business environment

ST. LOUIS, April 15, 2008 - Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical and communications products and related supply chain management and logistics services, announced today that Michael C. Dumas, vice president comm/data business, recently joined the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) Board of Directors.

Dumas and his fellow board members provide direction and guidance to the association over a three-year term. Board members attend triannual meetings, contribute to various committees, such as legislation and technology, and maintain communications with TIA leadership. The 34-member board includes CEOs, presidents and other senior executives from industry-leading technology companies.

"We are proud of our long affiliation with TIA, and Mike's role on the board reflects our strong commitment to the telecommunications industry," said Kathy Mazzarella, senior vice president, sales and marketing, comm/data at Graybar. "Mike’s leadership and service will enable Graybar to make an even greater contribution to the future of the industry."

TIA members work to enhance the business environment for thousands of companies focused on broadband development and deployment, information technology, Internet Protocol (IP) solutions, and the convergence of voice, data and video applications. Graybar has been a member of TIA since its inception.

Prior to becoming vice president of Graybar's communications and data business in 2005, Dumas held a variety of management positions at the company in corporate accounts, electrical sales and finance. He holds a B.S. degree in General Business Administration from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas.