ST. LOUIS, Dec. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical, communications and data networking products and provider of related supply chain management and logistics services, has appointed Robert Levine as its District Vice President in Chicago, effective January 1, 2018. Levine will replace Jon Novotny, who plans to retire in May after 38 years with the company. Novotny will serve as Vice President, Industrial Sales for the Chicago District until his retirement to help ensure a smooth transition.
Graybar's Chicago District is one of 13 operating districts for the employee-owned company, serving customers in parts of Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin. In total, the district includes 22 locations and more than 650 employees.
Levine has more than 20 years of experience with Graybar. He currently serves as Director, Electrical Sales in the company's Tampa District, a position he has held since 2013.
"We thank Jon Novotny for his continued leadership and service to Graybar," said Robert Lyons, Graybar's Regional Vice President. "We also congratulate Robert Levine on his appointment to Chicago District Vice President. He brings extensive experience to this assignment, and we are confident in his ability to lead our business in this region. I look forward to working with him as he takes on this new position."
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 290 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.com or call 1-800-GRAYBAR.