Graybar Honors Berk-Tek with the First Supplier Excellence Award

New Holland, PA – April 14, 2011 Graybar, one of Berk-Tek’s leading distributors of their copper and fiber cable products for more than 30 years, presented Berk-Tek with the first Graybar Supplier Excellence Award at their National Training Conference, held April 7-9 in Orlando, FL.

The Graybar Supplier Excellence Award is presented semi-annuallyto recognize a product supplier that has collaborated with Graybar in an exceptional manner to successfully grow profitable business together. “We are incredibly pleased to present Berk-Tek with this honor,” said Kathy Mazzarella, Graybar Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “Berk-Tek was chosen because they understand and support Graybar’s strategic market plan, collaborate effectively at all levels of our organization and demonstrate a commitment to achieving long-term success.”

“I am very humbled and honored to accept this award,” stated Kevin St. Cyr, President of Berk-Tek. “This marks a major highlight in my career, as well as in Berk-Tek’s 50-year history.” The award reflects Berk-Tek’s excellent support and innovative programs provided to Graybar in all facets, managed by Kris Lindley, Berk-Tek’s Director of Strategic Accounts, handling the Graybar activities – from customer service, which includes the innovative vendor managed inventory (VMI) program, to marketing efforts, related collateral and educational presentations.

About Graybar

Graybar, a Fortune 500 corporation and one of the largest employee-owned companies in North America, is a leader in the distribution of high quality electrical, communications and data networking products, and specializes in related supply chain management and logistics services. Through its network of nearly 240 North American distribution facilities, it stocks and sells products from thousands of manufacturers, helping its customers power, network and secure their facilities with speed, intelligence and efficiency. For more information, visit www.graybar.comor call 1-800-GRAYBAR.

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