Crescent Electric Names Legrand as a 2013 Supplier of the Year

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (March 20, 2014) – Crescent Electric Supply Company (Crescent Electric) has named Legrand®, a leading provider of electrical wiring devices and home systems, as a category winner in their supplier recognition program for the Pass & Seymour® product line.

Legrand was competing against 600 other vendors, all represented by Crescent Electric, including most major brands. The company set stringent requirements for all suppliers that were measured on a supplier metric scorecard. Areas where Legrand excelled included inventory management, product training, logistics optimization and financial management. Additional areas of scrutiny included marketing support, representative knowledge and support, and supplier performance.

Jason Swick, strategic account manager, Electrical Wiring Systems Division at Legrand, North America said, “In a highly competitive market we know that service excellence and customer centricity are two key differentiators amongst others. Our entire team set out to excel in all these areas. We knew we were up against very worthy competitors and we did not take this lightly. Being named category winners in Crescent’s supplier recognition program was very important to us and we set out to achieve this.”

Crescent Electric and Legrand have a longstanding business relationship. “There was a lot of competition for this award and it gives us great pleasure to recognize Legrand as the category winners in our supplier recognition program for their Pass & Seymour® product line,” said Richard Cody, Crescent Electric’s vice president of supplier management. “We set high standards that we ask all suppliers to meet and are proud that Legrand has managed to exceed them. They are a very worthy winners.”

Crescent Electric is one of the largest independent distributors of electrical hardware and supplies in the United States. Based in East Dubuque, Illinois, the company has 141 distribution facilities in 27 states, serving contractors, original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and the maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) needs of commercial, industrial, institutional and utility customers nationwide. Crescent Electric stocks over 500,000 different products, including lamps, light fixtures, switchgear, controls and more.

The award will formally be presented to Legrand in May 2014.

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