Elliott Electric Supply Forms Board of Directors

Elliott Electric Supply Forms Board of Directors
Elliott Electric Supply’s new Board of Directors met on June 22, 2023. Pictured Left to Right: Chris Petty, Phil Hale, Doug Blevins, Bill Elliott, Greg Fitzgerald, Rusty Rust and Robert Flores.

NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Elliott Electric Supply introduced a new Board of Directors that reflects its focus on internally-directed management of the business. Elliott managers make up six of the seven board members. Rusty Rust, President of Commercial Bank of Texas, is the only non-employee. Robert Flores was elected Chairman, and Bill Elliott was elected president. The remaining four board members are Phil Hale, Doug Blevins, Greg Fitzgerald, and Chris Petty.

Among other business, Blevins, Rust, and Elliott were appointed to a search committee to identify a replacement for Elliott. With more than 50 years invested in the company, Elliott feels that his age dictates the need for a younger person in his role. He will remain with the company until the new president is comfortable in the position. Local management with centralized support has allowed Elliott Electric Supply to achieve phenomenal growth with no debt. They believe this Board understands the business and will create additional opportunities for success.

“Even though Elliott Electric has always been open to new ideas and discussion, we now have an outstanding opportunity to inject diverse perspectives and opinions into a focused, decision-making process,” Elliott says. “It’s impressive to realize that the people included in this board who will lead our company have over 200 years of collective experience in the electrical industry.”

Started in Nacogdoches in 1972, Elliott Electric Supply hosts over 170 locations in 11 states, with annual sales exceeding $2 Billion.

Elliott, the company’s founder, was NAED’s 2009 Arthur W. Hooper Achievement Award recipient, presented to an individual with an exceptional career in distribution, and one that has had a positive impact on NAED and the industry.

Rust has served as the president of Commercial Bank of Texas since 2013. He became the 134th chairman of the Texas Bankers Association, the nation’s largest state bankers association.

Flores is Elliott Electric Supply’s Chief Financial Officer, and has been with Elliott for 38 years. He oversees the Credit, Accounts Payable, and Legal Departments.

Hale is the company’s Chief Information Officer and has been with the company for 36 years. Hale is responsible for a team of software developers, web and app developers, and employee helpdesk troubleshooting. Hale is also Chair of the NAED Foundation Board.

Blevins, Fitzgerald, and Petty are regional managers who oversee large portions of the company’s business. Blevins has been with Elliott Electric Supply for 37 years and is responsible for 29 stores in the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex. Fitzgerald has been with the company for 33 years and has 20 branches in Houston, TX; Atlanta, GA and Nashville, TN. Petty has been with Elliott for 30 years with 32 locations in Austin, TX; San Antonio, TX; McAllen, TX; Phoenix, AZ and Denver, CO.


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