Graybar's CFO on how the distributor is faring in current conditions
February 24, 2009
MDM Editor Lindsay Young sat down with Graybar Senior Vice President and CFO Beatty D'Alessandro at the January meeting of the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors to talk about current market conditions and Graybar's approach to growth.
The Graybar veteran also addressed the electrical distributor's M&A strategy, recent drops in commodity prices, plans for technology and global opportunities. Part II of this interview, to be published March 10, will cover how Graybar is addressing the recruitment, retention and training of its employees.
Graybar is a $5.2 billion North American distributor of electrical and networking products.