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Crescent Electric Names Winner of Annual Founder's Award (2014)

Photograph of Greg Hofacker receiving award

East Dubuque, IL,

March 13, 2015 — Crescent Electric Supply Company, one of the ten largest electrical distributors in the U.S. has announced that Greg Hofacker, account manager at the company's Appleton, WI facility has won the 2014 Titus B. Schmid Founder's Award of Excellence.

The award is presented annually to an account manager who achieves outstanding sales results with GE Lighting products, one of Crescent Electric's oldest supplier partners (dating from 1925).

Hofacker is a three-time winner of the Founder's Award, having previously earned the recognition in 2011 and 2012. As recipient of the award, he received GE stock, a personalized plaque and his name inscribed on a master plaque displayed at Crescent Electric's corporate office in East Dubuque, IL.

Titus B. Schmid, the award's namesake, founded Crescent Electric in 1919 with one warehouse in Dubuque, IA. The company is still privately held by the Schmid family and now serves contractor, commercial, institutional and industrial customers with a full range of electrical, data communications, industrial and energy-efficient lighting products from 140 locations nationally.

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About Crescent Electric Supply Company

Based in East Dubuque, Illinois, Crescent Electric Supply Company is one of the nation’s largest independent distributors of electrical hardware and supplies. The company has more than 130 branches in 26 states, serving contractors, original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and the maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) needs of commercial, industrial, institutional, and utility customers. In addition to the Crescent Electric brand, customers are served by BA Supply in Missouri, Interstate Electric Supply in Idaho and Oregon, Mesco Electrical Supply in Ohio, National Electric Supply in New Mexico, Womack Electric Supply in Virginia and North Carolina, and Stoneway Electric in Washington and Idaho.