Graybar Names Rick Harvey New York District Vice President

Chris Olsen retires after 35 years with the company

Jan 19, 2010, 09:21 ET from Graybar

EDISON, N.J., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical and communications products and provider of related supply chain management and logistics services, recently named Rick Harvey as its district vice president for the company's New York regional operations effective Feb. 1. Harvey replaces Chris Olsen who will retire after six years in the position and more than 35 years with Graybar.

Graybar's New York district is one of 13 operating districts for the company, servicing eastern New York, New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware. Before being named district vice president, Harvey served as director of comm/data sales for Graybar's Chicago district, and has been with the company for 26 years.

"Graybar appreciates the many contributions Chris Olsen has made throughout his career, and we wish him all the best in retirement," said Dennis DeSousa, Graybar's senior vice president of U.S. business. "We are pleased to have Rick Harvey as our New York district vice president and are confident that he will drive continued success for Graybar in this region."

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 networking products, and specializes in related supply chain management and logistics services. Through its network of more than 240 North American distribution facilities, it stocks and sells products from thousands of manufacturers, serving as the vital link to hundreds of thousands of customers. For more information, visit or call 1-800-GRAYBAR.

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