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2010 MDM Market Leaders: Top Electrical Distributors No. 6

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Headquarters: St. Louis, MO
2009 Revenues: $4.4 billion
Change in Sales from 2008: -18.9%
Employees: 6,900
Locations: 240
Key Executives: President & CEO Robert Reynolds Jr.; Senior Vice President & CFO D. Beatty D'Alessandro; Senior Vice President, Secretary & General Counsel Matthew Geekie; Senior Vice President, Operations Larry Giglio; Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing Kathy Mazzarella; Senior Vice President , U.S. Business Dick Offenbacher; Senior Vice President, Human Resources Beverly Propst; Vice President & Chief Information Offices Steve Becker

In 2009, Graybar celebrated its 140th anniversary, and its 80th anniversary of employee ownership. During that time, the distributor of electrical and communications products has survived several down-cycles. President and CEO Robert A. Reynolds Jr. attributes much of the company's success to that employee ownership. "Because we are independent and employee-owned, we can focus on the long-term health of our company while working to the advantage of our manufacturers and customers." The company recently announced leadership changes in order to "drive strategic growth," including the appointment of a new vice president of comm/data, an area several electrical distributors are seeing as growth areas in the future.

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