Graybar names Schwichtenberg district vice president in Richmond

Graybar has appointed David L. Schwichtenberg as its district vice president in Richmond, Va., effective February 1, 2013. Schwichtenberg replaces Thomas S. Gurganous, who will retire as district vice president after more than 39 years with the company.

Graybar┬╣s Richmond district is one of 13 operating districts for the employee-owned company, servicing customers throughout North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and portions of South Carolina and Tennessee. In total, the district includes 18 locations and more than 550 employees.

Schwichtenberg is a 38-year veteran of Graybar. Throughout his career, he advanced through several sales and management positions at the branch and district level. He currently serves as director, electrical sales in the company’s Tampa district, a position he has held since 2006.

“We thank Tommy Gurganous for his remarkable service and wish him all the best in retirement,” said Bob Lyons, Graybar┬╣s senior vice president, North America business. “We also congratulate Dave Schwichtenberg for being appointed Richmond District Vice President. With his long track record of strong leadership, we are confident that he will have a positive impact on our business in this region. I look forward to working with him as he takes on this new assignment.”

Graybar is a Fortune 500 corporation and one of the largest employee-owned companies in North America. Through its network of more than 240 North American distribution facilities, it stocks and sells products from thousands of manufacturers.

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