United Electric Supply Celebrates 50th Anniversary

United Electric Supply Celebrates 50th Anniversary

NEW CASTLE, Del.—Rain did not dampen the spirits of the nearly 1000 customers, vendors, and employee-owners of United Electric Supply who gathered at the New Castle, Del. headquarters on October 1 to celebrate United Electric’s 50 years of service excellence in electrical distribution and 20 years as an employee-owned company.


The United Electric celebration spanned the decades as guests were transported back in time to the 60s and 70s where they met with industry leading vendors. They traveled through time, via a portal featuring a pictorial history of the company, and emerged in the 80s and 90s to a showcase of the latest technology, products, and services utilized in the electrical industry. The journey ended as guests emerged from the 2000’s, where technology blossomed and the way we communicate and gain knowledge was forever changed, to enter United Electric’s celebration of the decades.

George Vorwick, President and CEO; Rick Freebery, VP of Vendor and New Services Development

From Left: United Electric Alumni Nenette Jones, Tess Wright and Judie Romano

George Vorwick, President and CEO, greeted guests with the story of United Electric Supply’s humble beginnings in a potato chip factory to its evolution into the customer-focused, employee-owned company it is today. He acknowledged the leadership of United Electric’s founder Nick Gianoulis and former CEO and Chairman of the Board, Tom Cloud.  As the welcome address concluded, it was clear employee-owners take pride in the business model of providing value to customers and vendors in the supply chain.

From Left: Rick Freebery, VP of Vendor and New Services Development; grand prize winner Steve Dignan of Nickle Electrical; Jim Jarrell, Outside Sales,
New Castle; and Rich Stagliano, SVP and CFO at United Electric

The formal ceremonies culminated in a customer appreciation prize drawing, in which customers had the opportunity to win iPads, GoPro cameras, and a Caribbean cruise. United Electric’s grand prize winner, Steve Dignan of Nickle Electrical, drove away in a new 2015 Ford F-150 truck.

About United Electric Supply
United Electric Supply, headquartered in New Castle Delaware, is an employee-owned, distributor of electrical products to the construction, industrial, government, and institutional markets. United Electric Supply operates 21 branches in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and northern Virginia.

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