Graybar names new VPs

The distributor's Jeff Netherton and Garry Acker are appointed to new posts.

Graybar announced that it has appointed Jeff Netherton as its new vice president of product management, and Garry Acker as its new vice president of business development, effective July 1, 2014.

Netherton currently serves as the distributor's director of corporate real estate, a position he has held since 2010. Since joining Graybar 22 years ago, he has advanced through a diverse series of roles, including branch management, strategic planning, strategic accounts and field operations. Netherton has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Missouri State University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis. As vice president of product management, he will be responsible for collaborating with Graybar’s suppliers to drive sales and increase profitability.

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Acker currently serves as the distributor's vice president of product management, a position he has held since 2012. He joined Graybar in 1980 and has successfully worked in sales, marketing, branch management and strategic accounts. As vice president of business development, Acker will focus on strategically growing Graybar’s business with one of the company’s largest suppliers, Schneider Electric.

“We congratulate Jeff and Garry on their new assignments,” said Graybar’s senior vice president of sales and marketing, Bill Mansfield. “Throughout their careers, they have demonstrated effective leadership and a proven ability to achieve results. I look forward to working with them to grow Graybar’s business and drive our long-term success.”

Through its network of more than 250 branch facilities, Graybar is one of North America's top distributors of electrical, communications and data networking products and related supply chain management and logistics services.

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