Graybar names new leadership for Phoenix and California districts

Aug. 17, 2020
Tom Twitty replaces Rich Birkett who recently retired from Graybar after 40 years with the distributor.
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Graybar has named Tom Twitty as District Vice President-Business for the company’s Phoenix and California districts, effective August 24, 2020.

Twitty replaces Rich Birkett who recently retired from Graybar after 40 years with the company. Twitty most recently served as senior vice president of supply chain and operational excellence for H.D. Smith, an AmerisourceBergen company.  

In his new role, Twitty will focus on enhancing business performance and expanding Graybar’s service capabilities in a multi-state territory that includes California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, and parts of Texas and Wyoming.  

Twitty will work closely with Graybar's District Vice President-Sales, Jeff Wanner, to drive growth, achieve positive business results and deliver an exceptional customer experience. 

“We thank Rich Birkett for his many contributions to Graybar and wish him all the best in retirement,” said Graybar Senior Vice President and General Manager, Dennis DeSousa. “We are excited to welcome Tom Twitty to the Graybar team. Tom brings a strong track record of leadership and supply chain expertise to this new assignment, and we are confident that he will position Graybar for continued success in this region.”  

Graybar is a specialist 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 288 North American distribution facilities, it stocks and sells products from thousands of manufacturers.  

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